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Plowing In Young Orchard

Categories: Fruit Growing

How near can I plow to two-year-old orange trees safely?

You can plow young orange orchards as close to the trees as you can

approach without injuring the bark, regulating depth so as not to

destroy main roots. Destruction of root fibers which have approached too

near the surface is not material. It is very desirable that the soil

around and near the tree be as carefully worked as possible without

injury to the bark of the tree. How far that can be done by horse work

and how much must be done by hand must be decided by the individual

judgment of the grower.