The Fine Art of Espalier--Part III - Trucs d'artan

The Fine Art of Espalier--Part III - Trucs d'artan

Here is an example of how to form an espalier tree. Image by Giancarlo Dessi.

Here is an example of how to form an espalier tree. Image by Giancarlo Dessi.

Fruit trees being trained into more than 44 different forms or formes fruitières, as espalier patterns are called in French. See www.frenchgardening.com

Fruit trees being trained into more than 44 different forms or formes fruitières, as espalier patterns are called in French. See www.frenchgardening.com

Black-and-white illustration of various types and shapes of espalier. This is an actual page cut out from a vintage Encyclopedia Americana published in 1972, a reference volume that had been damaged, discarded, and separated from its original set. Espalier is the ancient gardening practice of training plants, especially fruit trees, by pruning and tying the branches to a frame so that they grow flat against a wall or other support. Beautiful, graceful patterns can be created that allow…

Espalier diagram vintage encyclopedia illustration page gardening garden tree pruning - Free U.S. shipping

Black-and-white illustration of various types and shapes of espalier. This is an actual page cut out from a vintage Encyclopedia Americana published in 1972, a reference volume that had been damaged, discarded, and separated from its original set. Espalier is the ancient gardening practice of training plants, especially fruit trees, by pruning and tying the branches to a frame so that they grow flat against a wall or other support. Beautiful, graceful patterns can be created that allow…

espalier fruit trees - Google Search

espalier fruit trees - Google Search

This image of trained fruit tree shapes is an original digital drawing by Virginie Hartley for Carrob Growers.  Reproduction of this image is not permitted without written permission from Caroline and Robert Boyle

This image of trained fruit tree shapes is an original digital drawing by Virginie Hartley for Carrob Growers. Reproduction of this image is not permitted without written permission from Caroline and Robert Boyle

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