[nafex] Peach query...

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Tue May 29 16:28:12 EDT 2001


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.


Thomas Olenio
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,
> ~Gianni
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Phil Norris 
>   To: nafex at yahoogroups.com 
>   Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:01 AM
>   Subject: Re: [nafex] Peach query...
>   Gianni,
>   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 
>   competition.
>   Phil Norris
>   East Blue Hill Maine
>   Z4
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