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When the wrong weather is helpful?!?

Posted by John Kring on Jan 2nd 2020

Something you shouldn't be able to do in Northeast Wisconsin on January 1st is working in the ground.  The ground should have been frozen since mid-November. However, we spent time on New Year's … read more

Apples the 1st Year?

Posted by John Kring on Nov 1st 2019

"Will my new trees have apples the 1st year?"We get this question a lot.   Short answer:  Yes, you can get apples the 1st year.  Longer Answer: Don't let them have apples until yea … read more

Fear the Deer

Posted by John Kring on May 12th 2019

At Maple Valley Orchards, we're big fans of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Milwaukee apple.  The Milwaukee apple is a great tart apple for cooking and drying.  Our friends at Peck and Bushel (w … read more

Everything Wants to Eat your Trees

Posted by John Kring on Apr 29th 2019

This is what I tell all of our customers.  The picture below is a great example of what I'm talking about.   Rabbits can do this to a tree when the snow is deeper than your trunk guards … read more

Wisconsin Winter is Coming.....Again!

Posted by John Kring on Apr 12th 2019

Wisconsin doesn't have dragons or White Walkers but it does have multiple winters.  We had spring for about a week and then on Wednesday night winter returned with a vengeance.   Good t … read more