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Fruit Tree Guild Installation Part 2

Last year, I prepped and installed some of my fruit tree guilds. I had planned to install the following guilds around my zone 2 fruit trees. As with most plans, they did not go exactly according to plan. I had trouble getting some of the plants and seed, and I decided to plant more chicken friendly edibles, as these trees are inside the chicken paddocks. Having said that, my original plan was good, so I am listing it below, in case you might want to copy it. The important thing is that you install ample nitrogen fixers, nutrient accumulators, pollinator attractors, and pest repellants. Nitrogen fixers are the most important part of the guild.

Fruit Tree Guild

Apple “Dwarf”

Shrubs: (1) elaeagnus x ebbingei

Groundcover: chives, horseradish, parsley, oregano, parsnips, garlic, daikon, dutch white clover

 

Cherry “Dwarf”

Shrubs: (1) elaeagnus x ebbingei

Groundcover: chives, horseradish, parsley, oregano, parsnips, garlic, daikon, dutch white clover

 

Pear “Medium Rootstock”

Shrubs: (3) Russian Olive, (3) Sunchokes

Groundcover: chives, oregano, camas, bee balm, dill, yarrow, chicory, daikon, dutch white clover

 

Nectarine “Medium Rootstock”

Shrubs: (3) Russian Olive, (3) Sunchokes

Groundcover: chives, horseradish, parsley, oregano, parsnips, garlic, daikon, dutch white clover

Fruit Tree Guild

 

What I ended up with listed below

Apple “Dwarf”

Shrubs: (1) goumi

Groundcover: chives, garlic, dutch white clover, chicory, daikon, dill, alfalfa

 

Cherry “Dwarf”

Shrubs: (1) goumi

Groundcover: chives, garlic, dutch white clover, chicory, daikon, dill, alfalfa

 

Pear “Medium Rootstock”

Shrubs: (3) goumi

Groundcover: chives, dill, yarrow, chicory, garlic, dutch white clover, daikon, alfalfa

 

Nectarine “Medium Rootstock”

Shrubs: (3) goumi

Groundcover: chives, garlic, daikon, dutch white clover, dill, yarrow, alfalfa

Pear Tree Guild

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