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newly planted Frasier Fir

newly planted Frasier Fir
Posted by: Doris (IP Logged)
Date: May 01, 2007 18:38

We just planted a 7 foot Frasier Fir (replacing the 2nd dead fir planted by builders in the same spot over a 3 year period). When extracting the old tree we found a mucky goo of clay, rocks & water in the ground. Because of the clay, we were told to mix gypsum with some of the clay (throwing just about all the clay away) & use top soil & soil conditioner (containing humus & topsoil) in the hole we planted the tree in.
I just read that frasier firs grow in sandy, rocky soil at high elevations. The elevation in our area is 420 Ft and there are only a few young shrubs surrounding this tree. What do we need to do to keep this tree alive? Will it survive with the top soil we planted it in?

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|  newly planted Frasier Fir Doris 01/05/2007 18:38
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