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Yellow Transparent Apple tree

Owner: Kelly

Location:  Seattle, WA, United States

Age:Planted in about 1960
Age of this tree:59 years
Climate at this location:Seattle, so moderate temperatures, drizzling rain off and on, only a little freezing in winter and lots of not-too-hot sunshine in summer.
Pruning:I haven't pruned my apple tree since I bought my house in 2013. I plan to hire an expert to take care of the tree for me, or show me how.
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated

Owner's comments

Before I bought my house in 2013, the yard had been completely untouched for many many years and was overgrown with trees and tall shrubs. I didn't even know I had an apple tree until I started cutting and clearing. The apple tree is taller than my two story house with very wide branches. A tall shrubby tree was growing very close to the apple tree, and its branches were taking over the apple tree, growing through and around it. I cut down the shrubby tree, but the apple tree looks like its rotted out at the crotch of its two main trunks and needs help. I plan to have an expert come look at it and give me advice on how to help it thrive again and live forever.

Season records for this tree

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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