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cover crops around the base?

 
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Should comfrey and cover crops be planted right around the base of new trees?  Or leave the soil bare out to the drip line?  New 10' aspen trees for instance.
 
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I have planted comfrey very close to the trees, and out to, or beyond the dripline.  I didn't notice a difference in their growth.

As far as cover crops or bare soil, you can plant cover crops or not, but you won't have bare soil :)  Cover crops just allow you to decide what is growing there.  If you don't, nature will decide for you.
 
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