first time mango tree.

mangoman23November 19, 2013

I everyone and thanks for accepting me into your forum :). Well here we go. I live in south florida and i bought my first mango tree from a nursery, its a glenn its about 4/5 feet tall. Well after putting it in the ground I noticed thats its lower than the ground itself and its not leveled at all! Im worried that this is a problem, I was told to keep the base ground level or even a inch above the ground. Its more like 6 inches lower than the ground in ordee to keep the base exposed if I level it out the base will be covered aswell. Is this ok?? Thank you. Oh and covered the area with mulch.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

No, it's not okay.

Because you just planted it, you can dig it up then re-plant at the correct depth. If you intend to use the same hole. add soil in the bottom, then compact a base for the rootball. Even then, set the tree several inches too high because it *will sink.

Or, digging a new hole, even if alongside the old one, would be better as you can dig to the correct depth while retaining a firm base for the tree.

To help set the tree at the correct depth, use a broom handle or yard stick to measure the height of the rootball and the depth of the hole.

Planting a tad high is always better than planting too deep.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 1:13AM
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treedan

i have read on a few diffrent websites that when mulching mango trees, not to mulch around the truck base, you much the drip line but soil is best around the base

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 10:21AM
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