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Re: tree roots

  • Subject: Re: tree roots
  • From: Barbara Jackson <jacksonb@brandonu.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 09:51:41 -0500

Good morning Don,

Interesting idea.  One option to consider.  I'd be interested in knowing
how long it will take the roots to break through the barrier, as well.  

BJ in SW MB, Canadian Prairies, Zone 2b (CDA), Zone 3ish (USDA)

At 08:57 PM 5/28/02 -0400, you wrote:
>Here is what I tried 4 years ago and it is working so far.  I dig a hole
>18" to 24" wide and 18" deep with the bottom 6" of the hole funnel
>shaped.  The hole is lined with 6 mil or heavier black plastic with
>around a  2"  hole cut  in the bottom of the funnel for drainage.  A
>shovel full of gravel is placed in the bottom of the hole.  The top of
>the plastic is at ground level and covered with mulch.

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