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Posted: 25 June 2004,08:45 QUOTE

Hi,

I would like to plant a tree in an area consisting of about 100mm type 1 and 35mm gravel.   Any tips?

Cheers,

Paul

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Posted: 25 June 2004,12:33 QUOTE

You'll have to dig through the gravel and sub-base layer to get to the soil/sub-grade beneath.

Best to dig a tree-pit, around 1m x 1m x 1m (depending on type of tree) and backfill it with quality soil or planting material. If the tree is prone to shallow roots, consider a root membrane to line the pit, and don't forget about drainage.

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Posted: 26 June 2004,20:35 QUOTE

is the hardcore or gravel limestone if it is avoid planting in this area as you will encourage lime enduced chlorosis and eventually kill the tree or leave it in such a bad condition you would wish you had not bothered in the first place
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Posted: 27 June 2004,19:15 QUOTE

Thanks for the info.  

I've now planted the tree (a flowering Cherry) in a tree pit.

I don't think that the type 1 is limestone.  The gravel is flint.  Fingers crossed - lime induced chlorosis sounds pretty nasty!

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Posted: 27 June 2004,20:03 QUOTE

lime induced chlorosis is chlorotic (yellowing of the leaves caused by lime) growth that will be seen in any acid loving tree or shrub including the prunus familly,.  If this hardcore is "Flint" then im sure youll have no probs...  let me know at the end of the season.  Alan
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