Train a tree for free: How to make a cordon; espalier; fan; stepover and more!
This is plant-a-tree season. There's no better time to get those roots down into the soil so they can establish while there's still some warmth in the ground. You can buy mature trees if you wish. But if you can be a little patient it's usually better to plant a young specimen
. It will establish quickly - what's more, you can train it to the shape you desire.