At the top of this page is a before picture of the front yard. The initial plans are to level this space with a retaining wall and plant fruit trees parallel with the sidewalk. Modern fruit tree growing includes heavy pruning similar to bonsai techniques. These small trees will then produce just enough fruit to be eaten during their relatively short harvest season and many different varieties will be chosen so that they are producing at least one type of fruit throughout the year.
Unlike commercial orchards that grow a large volume of fruit to be shipped to market, this orchard will be just right for sharing with neighbors, and the fruit will ripen right on the trees. They will also take much less space with vegetables growing around and beneath these trees.