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Gardening Hack #17 – Teach the Trees


To espalier trees is essentially teaching trees to grow in a particular way. To do this, it is best to choose a tree with flexible and long branches such as pear or apple trees.

Trained trees work best for small spaces when pruned in order to have them grow against a wall or fence. There are a few common patterns that are used to espalier although it’s hard to go wrong when you have a wall filled with beautiful foliage. Isn’t it amazing to see how well trees can adapt to fit their environment? Next up, we’ll make your garden storage work for you with tip #18.

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