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RE: conifer recommendation??

Most folks with that situation here, build a little berm and basically place
the root ball on the soil with the top of the berm even with the top of the
root ball.  They WILL die if they are too wet.  I had the same problem in my
back yard.  (Voice of experience, speaking.)  If they use the berm method,
the plants should do fine.  They did that across the street and all their
pines are doing marvelously.  (This area is known for clay/gravel mixture.)
Is the area acidic or alkaline?  They may need to amend the soil to please
the pine.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa -yhoo
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 12:38 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] conifer recommendation??

Hi all-

I'm at my sister's house in WNY, I believe she is somewhere between zone 5
and 6.  Anyway, they want to plant a row of "pine trees" between their house
and the neighbors for some privacy.  Problem is, that area tends not to
drain very well, so likely will have wet feet for part of the winter.
Anybody have suggestions of what might live?  Gets sun more than half the
day, soil is poor, clay like and with gravel.

thx, Theresa

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