Sh­eryn’s’ s 4 ti tips for plant­ing nut trees RE­SERVE

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• trees from your lo­cal nurs­ery or go on­line to or­der them now – the best va­ri­eties are of­ten in lim­ited sup­ply. • DE­CIDE where you will plant what and get any fenc­ing or stock ex­clu­sion or­gan­ised.

• DIG a large hole and op­ti­mise your soil con­di­tions around the im­me­di­ate root zone.

• BE ready to plant your nut trees when the cool and reg­u­lar rains of win­ter start (ex­cept for macadamias – plant them in spring).

• CHECK for nox­ious weeds, prune off un­wanted branches and give some fer­tiliser an­nu­ally, then wait for your nuts.

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