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Espalier Fruit Trees Book Review

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In this post, I share the publication titled’ Espalier Fruit Trees For Wall, Hedge, and Pergola’ by Karl Pieber | Peter Modi.  You will see videos and images featuring the art of Espalier. See the highlights I find interesting in this publication.

Espalier Fruit Trees Book Review

There is nothing like holding a good hard covered book in your hands.  Flipping through the pages of this publication is like stepping into a garden dedicated to Espalier.

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You can find this video and more on my Bren Haas YouTube Channel.

In conclusion of the video consider using my Amazon Affiliate link to purchase a copy for your bookshelf. I am willing to bet it is a book you won’t find in storage anytime soon. You can also search for Schiffer Publishing to find a copy of the book.

What is Espalier

The art of Espalier is basically bringing plants into a certain shape.  It isn’t a new practice.  The Greeks as well as the Romans configure garden plants such as cypress and native boxwood into various shapes.  The Baroque period (16th century in Europe)  was filled with new garden designs with diverse aspects.  Architects were not content with simple construction level gardens or terraces, installing water basins and canals, and designing curved or straight pathways, every tree and shrub. Every living part of these gardens had some artificial shape.

Espalier Tree in Herb Garden

Ultimately, it is smaller crown forms in shape fruit growing that are the origins and foundation of today’s intensive orchard systems.

apple tree on trellis

The experience of growing espalier fruit trees laid the foundation for applications in today’s intensive fruit production and for training new crown forms.

Espalier Fruit Trees For Wall, Hedge, and Pergola

The book contains ideas to help create your own espalier creation on a wall, hedge, or pergola.  Everything from installation, shaping, and tree care is in this Schiffer publication.

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I love the appearance of these structures.  Do you have an Espalier in your garden?  I would love to hear from you so please comment on this post.  Let me know what you really think by reaching out to me on social media or my contact page.

Happy Creative Gardening,

Bren Haas

2 Responses

  1. Hi Bren, just fell in love with your book on Espaliers fruit trees, it is awesome with great sketches and pictures, I want to get a copy, how much it is, can I buy it online. Am in Botswana.



    1. The publication is by ‘ Espalier Fruit Trees For Wall, Hedge, and Pergola’ by Karl Pieber | Peter Modi. YOu can find it on Amazon. I am not sure if you have Amazon access in Botswana. I hope you can find it and thank you for your comment.

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