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Why do my new trees keep dying

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I have a small piece of garden next to my house in which I gave tried severall times to plant some little trees. The Garden itself is not very deep, could this be part of my problem?



What do you mean by not very deep? Do you mean there's not much depth of soil and if so, what's underneath? if it's a solid barrier, like concrete, then you'll be lucky to get anything growing apart from annuals and perennials. A tree will put down roots up to 12 feet minimum, and a large shrub a good 6 feet or more.

25 Jun, 2009


It also depends on the type of tree. Some are acid loving, some like alkaline soil, some will put up with either. Here on alkaline clay we can't grow pears for example, as the trees die after a year or two. Test your soil to see what type it is and choose trees to suit.

26 Jun, 2009


do you remeber to water them or are you relying on the rain? they need lots of water to get established.

26 Jun, 2009

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