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Pine bark under fruit trees?

Posted by floridajane Bonita Springs z10 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 16, 11 at 19:49

I love using pine bark for covering over large areas, but before I go crazy on my back yard spaces, I thought I would ask if there is any reason to avoid putting pine bark under fruit trees? I worry that the acid levels in the pine will throw off the balance of the fruit trees.
Would love to hear what you all think!

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RE: Pine bark under fruit trees?

I understand that trees don't mind a bit more acidity than herbaceous plants & veggies - & it shouldn't be to difficult to check on that. What kinds of fruit trees are they?

The important rule is not to pile mulch (&/or soil) up against the trunk of any tree, as this can lead to disease.

RE: Pine bark under fruit trees?

Fantastic. Thanks for that. I feel a bit better doing this with a second opinion!

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