Have questions about fruit trees? You came to the right place!
Why should I grow or keep fruit trees on my property?
Whether it be for food, aesthetic appeal, or nostalgia fruit trees can be a great addition to your home. Growing your own fruit allows you to source your food locally, grow organic, get outside, and have something to share with others.
If you place your fruit tree(s) strategically on your property you can help decrease the costs of heating and cooling your home. Fruit trees are deciduous and shed their leaves at the end of the growing season in the fall/winter. This means that in the summer fruit trees can shade your house which helps protect your home from the hot summer sun. In the winter there are no leaves on the trees which allows the sunlight to shine on your home to heat it up.
Check out the Alberni Valley Gleaning Project.