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Re: [nafex] Peach query...

Hi Phil:
I will do exactly that with the wood ash and some compost that not is hot. Although I have ash that was burned Walnut,
I wonder if the walnut toxins get burned in the combustion process? Will devise a sandwich layer of compost, ash & mulch.
I'm still pretty nervous about digging.
This tree was treated with endomycorrhizae last summer at Doreen's suggestion and did well last year but this year as
your reliance did, this one is leaning too. I will attempt a guy wire along with all the great suggestions and methods.
Thanks for the informative suggestions, Phil.
Many thanks!!!
Best of growing,
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Peach query...


I had a Reliance peach on the edge of my garden.  Literally on the
edge.  One side of the root ball was in loose garden soil and the
other side was under turf.  The tree did OK for a couple of years but
then got quite distorted and started leaning towards the garden
because the roots on the turf side were stunted.  I lifted up the
turf and applied wood ashes and horse manure to that side and then
replaced each piece of turf UPSIDE DOWN.  The tree appears to be
recovering nicely.

Del's suggestion about mulching is good.  Regardless of how you deal
with the turf your trees will be much better off without the

Phil Norris
East Blue Hill Maine

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