planting apple trees question

artist-gardenerMay 9, 2014

I am very worried about the apple trees I just planted. We dug out a large hole with a circumference of 3 ft., but the surrounding dirt is pretty hard. Should I replant the trees after adding several layers of good soil (build up the bed, sit the trees up higher).

Hope to hear soon. I do not want these beautiful apple trees to die!

Thank you!

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hungryfrozencanuck(4a)

I would just water in well and cover with a mulch (keeping a couple inches back from trunk). Adding amendments is controversial with the seeming majority saying better to keep with just the natural dirt there. I would leave them be as long as they were planted at the proper depth. I'm not an expert though.

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