I have a very large garden and I have purchased a 16ft Leylandi which is
going to be 40 meter away from any building structure. But I dont know
how to plant it.
I have been reading for hours all about
d) Multicote / Osmocote
My head is spinning! the Tree has cost alot of money so wanting to give
is the best start possible.
How best do I plant this using the above items? and do I use the current
soil or just back fill with Multipurpose Compost and Rootgrow at the
bottom of the hole touching the roots?
You are speaking of a totally valueless weed... makes a quick growing
hedge that doesn't live long and is susceptable to many diseases.
You'd have done much better buying a 2' tall seedling for like $2...
actually you'd have done far better not buying that weed at all.
In real life, I find the tree attractive.
I can't picture a homeowner planting a 16ft tree.
There should be tractors involved in the process.
Wikipedia has some interesting comments about the
legal risks to having the tree:
The plant's rapid growth (up to a metre per year) and great potential
height – often over 20 metres (66 ft) tall, sometimes as high as 35
metres (115 ft) – can become a serious problem. In 2005 in the United
Kingdom, an estimated 17,000 people were at loggerheads over high
hedges, which led to violence and in at least one case murder, when in
2001, retired Environment Agency officer Llandis Burdon, 57, was shot
dead after an alleged dispute over a leylandii hedge in Talybont-on-Usk,
Part VIII of the United Kingdom's Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003,
introduced in 2005, gave a way for people affected by high hedges
(usually, but not necessarily, of leylandii) to ask their local
authority to investigate complaints about the hedges, and gave the
authorities in England and Wales power to have the hedges reduced in
height. In May 2008, UK resident Christine Wright won a 24-year
legal battle to have her neighbour's leylandii trees cut down for
blocking sunlight to her garden.
I like Dawn Redwoods, Not an evergreen but looks like one in the
summer and nice bark, shape, grows fast.
Agreed... probably an excavator to dig the planting hole and to lift
and set the tree... the root ball could weigh a half ton.
Dawn Redwoods are interesting ancient trees, I especially like their
trunk bark, cinnamon hued and fissured. I planted two... one was ~6'
when I planted it, now 12 years later ~18', the other was in a pot.
~30" when I planted it, now ~10'. They are not very fast growing,
perhaps 1' per year. They are planted in my wildflower meadow, I
keep them fenced from deer.
The smaller Dawn Redwood, that's Newt:
Same tree, I maintain many walking paths:
The larger Dawn Redwood:
You can see the larger Dawn Redwood way out in the wildflower meadow:
These pictures were taken in 2012.
Newt was a great barn cat, no longer with us.
He stopped eating, Vet said inoperable throat cancer.
Had to put him down, a very sad time, Newt is resting by his barn.
For those who don't know Tinypics can be enlarged; close the ads,
click on picture, then click on "View Raw Image" and click on picture
Keep in mind that most plant nurserys use photoshopped pictures and
greatly exaggerate plant growth facts. Dawn Redwood does not look
like that picture nor does it grow several feet per year, in my
opinion their reviews were obviously cherry picked and doctored:
Or he can wait some time after you plant it and give it a few small
doses of defoliant until it wilts and dies. It's always best to get
along with neighbors, there are ways to compromise. Robert Frost
wrote "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors", however the obverse is "Good
Neighbors Make Good Fences".
I had to do that. Neighbor is a hoarder, so she won't even remove
trash trees that sprout from seed along the property line. One of them
got quite large over the years as we kept politely requesting she take
it down, and she kept prevaricating. After two instances of damage to
my property caused by limbs coming down from the tree, I treated the
tree with brushkiller. She eventually noticed it was dying, and
finally had it taken down.
I rented a bucket lift a few years ago and trimmed another one of her
trees that was overhanging my house since she refused to spend money
to get the tree trimmed. I hacked off everything hanging over my
property line. She then asked if I'd trim the very large and extremely
dangerous branch hanging completely over her house. She's too cheap to
have it professionally done, and it is far too dangerous for me to
take on, so I refused. If it comes down in a storm, it will destroy
the house and kill anyone inside - but to her, that's less frightening
than writing a check to have it removed.
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