This orchard will be for sale soon.
It’s dying. There’s no way that it can pay off the cost of its posts now, let alone anything else.
There’s an idea out there that apple trees can be farmed mechanically, that you don’t have to be there, to deal with troubles as they arise, or even to see them. The idea is that farming can be a kind of factory technology, and apples can be farmed from a tractor, with all other inputs, water, fertilizer and so on, handled automatically.
Well, at three years, these government subsidized trees are dying or dead. That government money paid for these trees, as part of an orchard renewal program, is just not OK. Let me leave it at that.
So, have a few million dollars you don’t know what to do with? Want to come to the “Sunny Okanagan” and give it a try? Your chance will come soon. Just remember not to ask for advice. You know best.