Tree pits

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Dan

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Tree pits
« on: April 30, 2010, 10:04:51 AM »
Hi I need some advise. There are a few really nasty tree pits close to where I live. Need less to say I intend to invade and my armory is filled with seeds and plants. However the first obstacle is the hard compact unloved soil, what do I need to do to them in order to create a beach head? Raised beds perhaps? can a raised bed placed on a compact surface take heavy rain? How careful would I need to be with the trees roots. These questions seem important because I would really like to generate some popular support.

Good luck with the sunflower planting tomorrow
thanks /Dan

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tampopo

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 05:08:42 PM »
For the hard compact earth, how about forking it up a bit and loosening it?
You could surround the base with something, timber or something. But protect the base of the trunk like these...





it's a section telecommunication pipe laying cable. Trees don't like being smothered at the base.
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tampopo

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 03:32:24 PM »
Then of course when you think you've a good idea, it can get out of hand. This is 5 out of about 20!!!




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Re: Tree pits
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 11:49:05 AM »
Compacted soil is bad news for any plants/trees, so if you can aerate the soil by digging over the soil this can only be good for the trees. The soil level should not be raised around the trees as they will have been planted to the level they were at in the nursery. With regard to tree root damage, most street trees today are planted from container grown stock which means their roots are not cut when moving them from the nursery to plant them and they will have a good fibrous root structure. On planting they will suffer from planting stock, so that they will just sit there, until they have put down new roots to get them growing again, therefore root severance should be avoided. However young trees are resilient and to unintentionally remove of a little root is not the end of the world

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tampopo

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 05:15:41 PM »
Despite my best efforts, trees are still being damaged carelessly....



should be fixed now.....
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NOOOOOO!!!!!
« Last Edit: August 02, 2011, 05:23:11 PM by tampopo »

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cannonsblazing

Re: Tree pits
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 05:42:15 PM »
No worries, my laptop is light enough to tilt sideways  ;)