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Re: [nafex] Peach query...
We lean all trees slightly into the prevailing wind direction and stake
them that way for a number of years.
This was on the advice of Woodwinds nursery in Bluevale Ontario.
Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
On Tue, 29 May 2001, Gianni wrote:
> 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 -----
> From: Phil Norris
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> 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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