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Arboreta & Botanical Gardens

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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Fruit Trees

Whether you use organic or conventional orchard practices, several websites can provide you with a great deal of information about insect and disease pressure, spray timing, frost predictions and a whole lot more. Here are a few of the best:

UMaine Cooperative Extension
Cornell University
University of Vermont
Holistic Orchard Network

Cornell University: Grafting
Lost Nation Orchard - Michael Phillips (author, The Apple Grower)- Organic Orcharding
North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)
Penn State Extension
UMass Extension Fruit Program
Renovating Old, Abandoned Apple Trees (Fedco and Nova Scotia Apples)
Apple Pest reports (New York, Pennsylvania)

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Orchard Ladders

Baldwin Orchard Ladders
Sturdy lightweight traditionally shaped wooden orchard ladders have wide bottoms for stability and narrow tops for easy handling and placement. Contact the manufacturer:

Peter Baldwin
207-722-3654, peterbaldwinarts.com
baldwinpetert@gmail.com

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Cider

Cider Presses:

Talisman Farm in Colorado runs the Cider Digest, an electronic newsletter and forum about all things cider. Invaluable resource, and the past issues are also archived for download. Well worth subscribing to.

West County Cider in western Massachusetts crafts hard ciders using Golden Russets and Baldwins.

Poverty Lane Orchards & Farnham Hill Ciders in New Hampshire crafts cider using traditional English cider apple varieties. Friend of Fedco Trees whose advice and gifts of scionwood have guided our variety offerings.

Nashoba Valley Winery in Massachusetts is a unique orchard, brewery, winery, distillery, great restaurant and friend to Fedco. They offer many varieties of fruit, including some English cider apples, as pick-your-own. Along with their wines and cider, the new distillery line includes apple and pear brandies.

UK Campaign for Real Ale has a sub-group called APPLE (the Apple and Pear Product Liaison Executive) to promote cider and perry (hard pear cider).

And in case you need a new cider press... Correll Cider Press or Lehman’s Non-electric

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Pest Management

Pest Management at the University of Maine

National Park Service Integrated Pest Management Manual

Scaffolds Fruit Journal - IPM : Cornell University, NY St Agricultural Experiment Station

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General

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)

U.S. Forest Service : New Woody Plant Seed Manual (PDF)

Chelsea Green - Books for Sustainable Living

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