Fruit trees are an attractive addition to a landscape. There are many different options to choose from to find a tree that looks great and produces delicious fruit every year. Depending on your particular needs you can choose to transplant a fully grown fruit tree or start one out from a seedling and watch it grow over the years.

There are some caveats to consider before you decide to plant a fruit tree. Fruit will attract birds and other types of wildlife. Bees will be drawn to the fruit. Part of the harvest will end up on the ground and necessitate a cleanup. You must also research the species a little and find out if the plantings are self-propagating or if male and female plants are required.

Here are some tree species to consider (Russian, olive, quince, cherry plum, hickory, persimmon). An arborist can provide recommendations about sources, selection and care.

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