Main Orchard

We’ve recently planted 1,300 trees and bushes in the main orchard area. This includes a 1.4-acre orchard which is dominated by large black walnut trees. We are utilizing native plants that are resistant to the toxins given off by the black walnut trees to help with the walnut tree growth. In addition to the native plants, we have planted many berry bushes and native trees, including American persimmons, serviceberries, pawpaws, hazelnuts, blackberries, gooseberries, black and red currants, and black, red, and gold raspberries. We are currently working with the permaculture classes at Oakland University to develop synergistic herbaceous layers to help further demonstrate environmental interactions in the area.