During this past summer, large branches broke off several old fruit trees.
Cherry tree on the side of the path
Apricot tree behind the house with a large hole in the tree crown:
Cherry tree in the field:
Old but living fruit trees, bearing fruit
Pear tree: Hopefully, the tree will survive the coming autumn storms!!
Cherry tree: Despite the broken branches, it still bears sweet, ripe fruit!
INFO: Diese alten Obstbäume wurden vor Generationen von unseren Großeltern oder Urgroßeltern gepflanzt. Seit dieser Zeit haben sie viele Früchte getragen und Menschen ernährt. Auch wir wollen den nächsten Generationen durch neue Baumpflanzungen gesunde Obstbäume übergeben!
INFO: These old fruit trees were planted generations ago by our grandparents or our great grandparents. These trees have provided fruit and fed people over the years. By planting new trees, we would also like to pass on to the next generations healthy fruit trees!
Mixed orchards have a special significance in the Burgenland and are very common. Here you can still find a diversity of indigenous and old fruit varieties. Many plants and animals find their ideal habitat in this environment. You can find further information about mixed orchards in the Burgenland at the following link: www.naturschutzbund-burgenland.at/, or you can download or order a free brochure dated 27 March 2013.
My wish: Hopefully, mixed orchards will still be planted and cultivated for our children and the next generations!