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know to tie them so that they'll grow straight, but what do you recommend that I put around the trunks? I don't want the strong MI winds to cut into the bark. Do I wrap the trunks with anything?
I am not much of a tree
person, but I know that you can tie them up for a bit, but should not be left on the tree
for a long time, because, a tree
has roots that is sent out to "stablize" the tree
and if you leave those strap's on too long, the tree
will never put those roots out to help it'self because of those strap's holding it up...
and I've heard that you can use a metal wire, but the trick of it is, take an old hose that's had holes in it or some reason you no longer use it,
and cut a section of it...say 12"???
then when you have that section, cut a slit down it, length wise, slide the wire thru the hose, and leave the hose part against the tree
.. and it'll act as a protector to the strong wire..
but what I'd like to know is what kind of dirt mixture should be added to each hole where they will be planted? Special fertilizer? Top soil? Peat?
Again, I stresssssssssss, I am no expert, but
Maples like the dirt that's given to them.....
They're pretty adaptable...
I have a ba~zillion seedling
's around here, they take root in my lawn, my mom's landscaped area, where there's just landscape fabric and little white stones, and that's it...and also in the peat moss, and the compost pile and my veggie garden..
****How many 3" seedlings
do you want, 100, 500??*
But I do know we a couple of tree
guys here and hopefully they'll swing thru and give you alot
better help than I did...
And I really like your saying under your name