stem of yew tree partly buried?

LigulariaLigularia Posts: 11

Hi there

I am planning a bed around my yew tree which is on a slope. In order to create a bed I would have to have the lower 20 - 30 cm of the yew trunk in the soil (in the bed). Would this be ok or could this damage the yew? I definately don't want to harm the yew. 

Thanks for your help!!!



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,057

    Burying tree trunks can cause them to rot

  • Rodgy-dodgeRodgy-dodge Posts: 117

    On the other hand my husband made a raised bed at the back of our garage and I buried my conifer nearly a quater up its trunk


    Its been in for at least 10 years and is thriving ok


  • LigulariaLigularia Posts: 11

    thank you both for your feedback!!

    Happy gardening. 


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