care for apple trees

We have young apple trees and we are just starting to get apples. What do we need to spray on them to keep away pest(bugs and caterpillars and worms)? Also, I have dogs and children that play near them so what would be safe to use on the trees?
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Michigan State University has a bulletin on organic apple production that outlines the various sprays and control measures that you can use to produce high-quality apples. That link is

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We are transplanting a Goodland Apple tree , there is not alot of soil left on the roots as it was transported with out being wrapped. Should we cut back all the branches as the leaves have dried ? This tree is 8 feet tall.. How can we save it ? Thanks for your reply
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