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I bare root transplanted 15 fruit trees a couple of months ago into extremely sandy ground.  I am in Tacoma and am new to permaculture.  i have gaia's garden and bill mollison's book and i don't recall anything specific to our climate in those books.

I planted the trees 14 feet apart in 3 rows and I staggered the rows half way between the adjacent ones and I planted the most mature trees in the row to the North saving sun for the smaller trees in the southward rows.  At this point all of the trees have sprouted. 

I would like to complete these tree sites with several other species to create guilds.  Does anyone with a tad more experience have 2 cents to share?  Currently I have peas and clover on the radar as well as comfrey but I have no knowledge about what plants do well in this climate. 

My Specific site will get TONS of direct sun all summer but my concern is more about the sandy soil.  If I could go back I would have brought in topsoil to give them a boost. 

Also the plant breakdown is 2 asian pear that are 4 years old, 3 plum (not sure what type) and 10 apple with ages ranging from 2 to 3 years.

I keep bees also and am going to have a hive there as well...

Thanks for your time in advance. 
 
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