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3 Trees in one hole...why and what now?

edited May 2019 in Problem solving


  • SILVZSILVZ Posts: 15
    So there seems to be 3 young trees.. the middle one is the thicker one and has many twigs and branches coming out if it... the other two either side have grown taller.. What should I do, I think They are fruit trees maybe a cherry and apple? Not sure...
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,720
    Hard to tell, but at a guess the thicker one in the middle is a tree that's been grafted on to a different root, and the thinner, younger ones are growing from the root below the graft. Can you carefully excavate down a bit and see if they are all growing the from the same root? 

    If they are and you want to keep the older tree, you need to cut the more vigorous side shoots off as close as you can to the 'trunk'.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
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