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RE: Olive Trees UK

Subject: RE: Olive Trees UK
From: willross583@xxxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Oct 21 2021 11:47:22
Mark,
          I'm beginning to get the idea that the death of said olives is down 
to a combination of poor soil, exposure, pruning, poor trees and probable 
lack of care, its going to make an interesting case 

Will

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From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Mark Mackworth-Praed
Sent: 21 October 2021 10:29
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Olive Trees UK

Hello Will

I planted one several years ago in a fairly sheltered (as I thought) 
south-facing lawn in the soft south (Surrey), but quite elevated (600ft AOD). 
I rigged up a fleece-covered wooden frame to put around it during the winters 
as a precaution, and all seemed well until about year 5, when there was an 
unexpected sharp frost very early in October. Killed it outright.
So I think that it's not low winter temperatures that get them, but the 
early, late, or otherwise unseasonal frosts which are a feature of the UK 
climate.

Best wishes
MMP

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of willross583@xxxxxxxxxxx.com
Sent: 20 October 2021 15:42
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Olive Trees UK

All,

     Anyone have experience of young olive trees being grown in the ground in 
this country ? had someone contact me re a number dying and people getting 
rather excited etc re replacements etc, not surprised they died. As far as 
I'm concerned unless they're in a GH or sunny courtyard poor things would 
find life a bit hard also risk of Xylella.

 

Will




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