In this post I share the publication titled’ Espalier Fruit Trees For Wall, Hedge, and Pergola’ by Karl Pieber | Peter Modi. You will see video and images featuring the art of Espalier.
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.
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.
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.
Ultimately, it was smaller crown forms found in shaped fruit growing that were the origins and foundation of today’s intensive orchard systems.
The experience by 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 wall, hedge or pergola. Everything from installation, shaping and tree care is in this Schiffer publcation.
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,