Joseph Hatfield wrote:There were two evergreen trees planted in this area (actually several along the fence line) -- in this area near where the manure had been dumped -- and one died last year and the other is almost dead (green on top fourth, dead on bottom three fourths). I don't know if they were put in as large trees or grew there, then were killed by the manure being dumped. WHY would manure kill the evergreens? Also, could have been the water logged soil? This place gets pretty mucky at times (no real standing water. . . but water just below the surface, I think!)
I havent tested the pH of the soil. I was thinking of blueberries. . . but then read that blueberries don't like manure. Does manure make the soil more basic and not acidic?