The Q&A Archives: Compost on Fruit Trees

Question: Is composting fruit trees worthwhile? I use it in the vegetable garden. Could I also use it around my fruit trees? <br><br>

Answer: You can use your compost as a 4-6 inch mulch around your fruit trees. Spread it over the root area, but keep it an inch or two away from the trunks of the trees so it doesn't hold excessive moisture against the bark. As the compost breaks down it will add nutrients to the soil, which will be readily available to your tree's roots.

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