Re: [gardeners] Tree planting advice (
Thu, 9 May 2002 02:28:17 -0400

My son-in-law in St.Louis has a 12 foot hemlock which was planted on a
berm in heavy clay soil with some humus mixed in, about 3 years ago. All 
of a sudden, it is leaning forwards about at a 40 degree angle. So far he
has wrapped part of the trunk with fabric to prevent abrasion, , and now 
is pulling upwards gently with 3 bungee cords attached to a stake. 

Has anyone experience with this?  Should he make a shovel-cut on the
low side?

Penny, NY


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