Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is offering up to 15 fruit trees to property owners in the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood this November. Fruit trees are free and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
The fruit trees being offered are compact varieties that are hardy and disease-resistant. Fruit trees need a spot will with full sun and open from obstructions such as tall fences, buildings and other trees. Many fruit trees need a pollinator to produce fruit. This means two fruit trees in a single yard or a tree in a nearby yard.
• Cherry – Cherries grow 18 feet tall and 20 feet wide. They do not require cross-pollination, so can be planted alone.
• Apple – Apples grow up to 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide. They require another apple tree nearby to cross-pollinate.
• Pear – Pear trees grow 15 feet tall and 12 feet wide. They require another pear nearby to cross-pollinate.
• Plum – Plums grow up to 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide. They also require another plum to pollinate.
To be eligible you must be a property owner in Lindsay Heights and have space for 1-2 trees in your yard. Trees require maintenance, including watering, fertilization, and annual pruning.
Walnut Way is offering consultations requires consultations for property owners prior to tree pick up. For more information, contact Jeremy Davis or Erica Heisdorf at 414-264-2326. Please be sure to schedule a consultation by Wednesday, Nov. 9.