[NAFEX] Too much rain, Too much wind

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Fri Jun 20 08:26:49 EDT 2003


This would be a good time to remind new growers that trees should not be
planted verticaly, but to lean the tree in the direction of prevailing

Just as you can walk and withstand a strong wind by leaning into it, the
same is true of trees.

Sorry to hear your tree blew down.


Southwest Ontario
Canada Hardiness Zone 5b
(similar to US zone 5)

On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, Ward Barnes wrote:

> The continuing rain throughout late winter and spring has caused my orchard
> ground to be soft.  Combined with a strong wind two nights ago and one of my
> 15 to 20 year old apple trees was blown down.  My question is can this tree
> be saved or is it better to replace it with a different fruit tree?
> Ward Barnes
> Wake, Va. Coastal Zone 7
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