I have had apple trees and peach trees, one cherry tree. Now I want a yard full. Has anyone else got pictures or tips for starting an orchard in the yard? I have a half acre behind my shop that's just not being used. We can't even see it from the house because the shop blocks the view. We have a Magnolia bush, a Red Bud, an Ash, a Red Delicious Apple, and several Wild Cherry trees, Maples and Pines/Spruce trees. The honeysuckle has taken over the fence row and is starting to choke my Wild Cherry trees. I love the smell, but they're very aggressive. Then the neighbors have a row of Silver Maples on our property line. They are on the East side, so there's no sun lost. The tall pines are on the West, so afternoon sun is spotty. The Wild Cherries are on the North along the fence. The South is wide open. This is where I want to plant the short fruit trees. Is 20' from property lines and 20' apart enough space? We're going to build a patio back there this weekend. I've wanted to do this from the day I bought this place 6 years ago. Comments and suggestions welcome. Tom in KY, my boy John is planting every apple seed he can find. My great Grandfather had an orchard. I wonder if old Johnny Appleseed is a distant relative?