[NAFEX] Planting replacement trees in same site as failed trees
Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Tue Aug 19 14:07:16 EDT 2008
My guess is that that has to do with trees that fail due to conditions. If
soil disease, soil pH, or something else site-specific killed a tree, an
identical tree might have the same problem.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:27 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] Planting replacement trees in same site as failed trees
Can anyone comment on a bit of conventional wisdom I have run across?
"Do not replace a failed tree with the same type of tree at a single
My planting sites are limited. I have replaced nut trees (pecan, Chinese
chestnut) that have had apparent graft failures with subsequent pecans
and Chinese chestnut. I plan to do so with my failed espalier apples.
I have dug deeper into reference books to see a scientific reason (other
than disease) why I should not reuse a site. I cannot find an
Am I courting failure replanting at a site?
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