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May 4, 2020 6:49 AM CST
Trenton NJ
I planted arbivities last week. All the rain and high water table the trees and tilting. Also when you shake the trees you can hear water. Question can I dig up trees and add more soil to the hole then put back the trees which will be higher and surround exposure ball with top soil. This would raise the bed and limit the amount of water in the hole. Also when you shake the tree you can hear water movement
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May 4, 2020 6:58 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I would just leave them alone. The water table will drop.
I do not think you should react to a rare situation. Just let things settle down and return to normal. Pulling the trees out, putting them back in the hole can do more damage.
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May 4, 2020 7:03 AM CST
Trenton NJ
Thank you. Should I stake them
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May 4, 2020 7:13 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
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Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
If the water table is high, is the ground firm enough to facilitate staking? If it is, go ahead.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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May 4, 2020 7:19 AM CST
Trenton NJ
Ground not firm yet I'll wait till the ground drys up
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May 4, 2020 7:27 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
Okay.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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