[nafex] raised beds around trees

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Sun Jan 6 00:18:38 EST 2002


Hi,

Established trees do not like to have a lot of soil added over their root
systems.  Many trees are killed by this.

tom

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On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, lostman_amiga wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I got another novice question for you.
> I have a few small trees in my front yard (Jujube, Che, Mulberry).
> Once they get a little more height on them, I thought I would
> surround the trees with a raised bed about one foot in depth
> and put in some Ribes around the tree with some saffron crocus or
> some other herbs around the edge.
>
> I'm thinking the tree will give the Ribes a little shade and thier
> surface roots will not restrict the tree roots.
>
> Does anyone see any problems with such a plan?
>
>
>
> Robert Hamilton
> Atlanta, GA
> Zone 7a-b
>
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