SUSAN POIZNER 111 PAGES 7â x 8.5â Soft Cover Some people plant a new fruit tree, and learn how to care for it later on. But in this award-winning book, urban orchardist and educator Susan Poizner encourages new growers to start pruning, protecting and caring for their tree from the first day it's planted. In fact, as Poizner points out, the first three years are the most important when it comes to establishing a healthy tree. And by pruning correctly in the early years you will create a sturdy, fruit-bearing structure that will last a lifetime. The goal of 'Growing Urban Orchards' is to help you build confidence in caring for your fruit tree where ever you live.