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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Tree Fertlizers? Reply with quote

Hi everyone im going planting some Broadleaf Trees (Beech,Birch etc.) was wondering what fertlizer should i put in during planting & what should i use afterwards if any?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well for the birch I believe you should include lots of compost as it requires a soil which can hold a bit of water. Not boggy, but not rapid draining either.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would avoid using a granular tree fertiliser when first planting as they can burn the new roots if applied too heavily or are poorly incorparated into the mix. Instead I have always used a mix of 1/2 topsoil from the top of the hole you dug mixed with 1/2 well rotted garden compost or shop bought peat compost. You could of course also add a shake of slow release fertiliser such as osmacote or pelleted chicken manure.
Good luck, birch and beech are nice.
Some good information on the birch here http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=638
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice Smile
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