J Davis wrote:Beware neighbors with bushogs. Those markers are nowhere near sufficient. Id suggest 4 ft high markers with orange flags or a few tractor tires surrounding your saplings.
In case you cant tell, Ive lost a few saplings to neighbor with a bush hog.
James Landreth wrote:Actually, most taproots atrophy a few years after establishment. This is true of most taprooting trees. For example, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Trees and Shrubs says, of oak trees specifically:
"These taproots generally atrophy somewhat after the multi-directional roots have become established"
Note: I chose this source because it was within reach and I was able to locate this passage quickly, not because I'm trying to imply you're an idiot or new to trees :)
James Freyr said;I also have laying around a dry powder bacillus inoculant and a dry powder mycorrhizae inoculant, both of which are a few years old