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Arboreta & Botanical Gardens

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
www.towerhillbg.org

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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: umaine.edu/ipm/programs/apple/
Cornell University: fruit.cornell.edu/
University of Vermont: uvm.edu/~fruit/
Holistic Orchard Network: groworganicapples.com/

Apple Crop
www.virtualorchard.net

Cornell University: Grafting
https://courses.cit.cornell.edu/hort494/mg/

Lost Nation Orchard - Michael Phillips (author, The Apple Grower)- Organic Orcharding
www.herbsandapples.com

North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)
www.nafex.org

Penn State Extension
https://extension.psu.edu/trees-lawns-and-landscaping/home-gardening

UMass Extension Fruit Program
http://ag.umass.edu/fruit

Renovating Old, Abandoned Apple Trees
http://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees/renovating.htm
http://www.nsapples.com/rejuven.htm

Apple Pest reports:
New York http://www.scaffolds.entomology.cornell.edu/index.html
Pennsylvania https://extension.psu.edu/forage-and-food-crops/fruit

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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
baldwin@acadia.net

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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.
www.talisman.com

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

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.
www.povertylaneorchards.com

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.
www.nashobawinery.com

The UK hard cider wiki has lots of links, guides to, book suggestions, and all-around excellent promotion.
www.ukcider.co.uk/wiki/

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).
www.camra.org.uk/about-cider-perry

And in case you need a new cider press...
Correll Cider Press:
http://www.applejournal.com/correll/index.htm
    or
Lehman's Non-electric:
https://www.lehmans.com/category/fruit-presses

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Pest Management

Pest Management at the University of Maine
http://umaine.edu/ipm/

National Park Service Integrated Pest Management Manual
http://www.nature.nps.gov/biology/ipm/manual/ipmmanual.cfm

Scaffolds Fruit Journal - IPM : Cornell University, NY St Agricultural Experiment Station
http://www.scaffolds.entomology.cornell.edu/2000/7.24_insects.html

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General

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
www.mofga.org

U.S. Forest Service : New Woody Plant Seed Manual (download pdf)
https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_series/wo/wo_ah727.pdf

Chelsea Green - Books for Sustainable Living
www.chelseagreen.com

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