[Homestead] New trees was questions about safety in tornadoes
genegerue at ruralize.com
Mon Apr 10 12:34:27 EDT 2006
>Remember the advice, " Don't dig a $1 hole for a $10 tree"?
That caution may merit rethinking. Over the last several years I've
been advised to dig holes a bit wider than the roots but no deeper.
Upon questioning, I am told that if you create loose dirt under the
tree that the roots will quickly descend but, being puny weak, will
soon bang up against firm soil and curl away, resulting in a swirly
ball of roots but no penetration into the subsoil where greater
moisture is found.
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