Scout Apricot Trees -- Damaged
I planted (3) Scout Apricot trees that were damaged from a storm this summer (trees were in the Nursery's discount "gravesite" area). After 2 months of growth, they are appearing much healthier except 1 appears to have some trunk damage. I planted them 5 ft appear which is what the Nursery and tag suggested in an area that gets direct sun in mid-morning for 3 hours and filtered sun in mid-afternoon for 4 hours. I hope that will be a good spot and placement for these trees... Anyways, is there anything that I should do to continue to encourage their growith besides watering and fertilizing (chicken poop). I thought to just let them grow and think about pruning in a couple years.
Scout are supposed to be self-pollinating -- anyone have any experience with these?
Been doing lots of website research but getting first-hand knowledge and recommendations from here would be wonderfully appreciated.