Tree facts and tips

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Dos

Plant small – trees estab­lish be er this way. Con­sider the ul­ti­mate height and spread – do you have enough space? But, if the tree grows slowly its size may not be a prob­lem for 20 years! Ide­ally, plant be­tween Oc­to­ber and April Prun­ing as ap­pro­pri­ate cre­ates a nicely-shaped young tree and stim­u­lates growth and flow­er­ing

Don’ts

Never plant trees over drains! Don’t plant your tree too deep or it will strug­gle. Never use a strim­mer round the base of trees. Don’t let grass or weeds grow at the base for a cou­ple of years.

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