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Delboy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Long time lurker first time poster, pinus radiata sub? Reply with quote

Hello from Galway

Absolute novice here and I need some advice.

1. Got a person to design a garden plan for us and one of her recommendations was to plant some pinus radiata. Unfortunately it appears to be a very hard tree to source at the moment and the designer is on holidays and i was just wondering is there anything that ye could recommend as a replacement?

2. I havent ordered any trees just yet but as it is coming to the end of the bare root season is there any prep work that i can do. Should i have the 30 holes dug in advance of tree planting (it could be another two weeks before i can get the trees delivered?

Thank you

D
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Re: Long time lurker first time poster Reply with quote

Delboy wrote:
Hello from Galway

Absolute novice here and I need some advice.

1. Got a person to design a garden plan for us and one of her recommendations was to plant some pinus radiata. Unfortunately it appears to be a very hard tree to source at the moment and the designer is on holidays and i was just wondering is there anything that ye could recommend as a replacement?

I heartily recommend scots pine as it is native to Ireland and somewhat similar to pinus radiata (Monterey Pine ). Gpi has a good article about it in the native Irish trees section. You will not get this bareroot but rootball or containerised.


Delboy wrote:

2. I havent ordered any trees just yet but as it is coming to the end of the bare root season is there any prep work that i can do. Should i have the 30 holes dug in advance of tree planting (it could be another two weeks before i can get the trees delivered?

Thank you

D


Yes if you have the time then dig them beforehand. The weather may be wet if you leave till planting time to dig.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Blackbird for the advice much appreciated
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