Saturday, January 14, 2012
Colorado State University has developed a new technique for planting fruit trees. Instead of creating a large hole in the ground to plant your bare root and container grown fruit trees they are suggesting planning in a saucer shape hole. The article states you will get a increase in growth and prevent tree decline in 10 to 15 years. According to CSU "Trunk-girdling roots develop when a tree is planted too deep in the root ball and/or the root ball is planted too deep in the planting hole". I plan to use this technique when I plant trees this winter and will monitor their growth and development. If anyone has had any experience with this technique I would really like your input.