Potter County, Pennsylvania

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Nicole S. Carutis

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What kind of fruit trees should I be planting in North Central PA

I have an east facing shallow slope of about 4 acres that I would like to eventually turn into a permaculture food forest site. We live in Zone 5A and currently use the field as part of a rotational grazing plan for cows, pigs, and chickens. We are right on top of a hill with nonstop wind all year round, so we are thinking of planting at least 200 trees in windrows to break up the wind and to more clearly define our grazing paddocks. Eventually the trees would be culled down to probably around 100 left. I am looking to plant as diverse a selection as possible. We have a LOT of native apple trees, and will be transplanting many of the seedlings. We also have plenty of black walnut in the area and we are hoping to be able to start several of those for this project. Elderberries (while not a fruit tree) do very well in this area, and we will be incorporating them into this project also. We are looking for any advice on what fruits (trees, shrubs, bushes, etc) are native to this area, or that others have had success bringing in. We are also interested in non-fruit recommendations. (flowers, ground-cover, trees, bushes, etc.)


Potter County PA trees and shrubs vegetables beekeeping horticulture about 5 years ago

Sunflower ID

An Extension customer in Potter County would like to know what type of sunflower this is? Photo attached. Thanks in advance for your reply.



Potter County PA over 4 years ago

ServSafe course

I was told by the Potter County Education Council that I needed to sign up for the ServSafe course being offered in January through your website. I don't find the course listed. How do I register?


Potter County PA food safety servsafe about 6 years ago

Maintenance for evergreens

Looking for information on managing mature growth evergreen trees, with regards to: fertilizer, pruning, pest identification, etc. Thanks.


Potter County PA trees and shrubs over 3 years ago

heirloom tomato plant stalk at ground level turned brown

heirloom tomato plant turned brown at ground level; appears to be affecting next plant


Potter County PA over 3 years ago

Transferring Carpenter Bees

I have a nest of carpenter bees in the wall of my barn. They are wonderful pollinators and I would like to move them, rather than exterminate them. Is there a way I can "draw" them out before sealing the wood? What time of the year would be best for this transfer attempt?


Potter County PA bees carpenter bees about 3 years ago

Issue with Mars Seedless Grape Plant?

A customer just brought a Mars Seedless Grape plant to our Extension office in Potter County, Pennsylvania. He is concerned about the liquid balls "bleeding" from the plant. Can anyone tell me if this is a negative issue related to grafting? Or if it's a normal physiological property of the plant?



Potter County PA grapes viticulture over 2 years ago

Snow blade

What part no. Snow blade do I need for a craftsman garden tractor 25.0 hp, 48" mower model no. 917.276010?


Potter County PA lawn and garden equipment over 5 years ago

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