Apple Tree: Branch Gets Support

My 3-in-1 apple tree has one branch that is producing fruit, and it is, happily, heavily loaded down with them. However, it’s been quite windy in the past few days. The combination of  a weight plus wind has prompted me to add additional support for this branch.

HOW TO: Using ordinary, green plastic garden tape, I tied the end of the branch to the wood spike that the trunk of the tree was already tied to.

One sad, but often preventable, outcome is to come home and see that a fruit-laden branch has broken or torn off, and with it, some of (or all of) your season’s harvest. By securing this branch, I am more confident that I will be able to enjoy this season’s mighty apple harvest!

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE:  Apple seeds are highly toxic if ingested. More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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