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My Challenge: I’ve negotiated with my husband to remove a useless palm or tree per month and replace it with a functioning/edible tree
1) If I’m removing a very large Mahogany Swamp tree and the gapping hole it leaves behind, can I plant an exotic fruit tree sraight into the hole after composting etc?
2) Exotics such as Jaboticaba, Loquat, Longan, Achacha etc any experience with these types?
3)I have a 50m long shallow drain that fills and slowly releases water during wet periods. Opposite it is a thriving Willow Tree. What fruit trees will like having their feet wet/soggy for some periods?
Thanks in advance 🙂
Well you live in a totally different climate to me but I can try.
1. Having no technical or other knowledge of mahogany swamp tree my first impulse is to say you have the hole so utilize it. Others may know reasons why this will/may not work.
2. We grow loquats, well actually with the help of the birds, loquats grow themselves here, rather like weeds but we welcome them, yummo fruit! Make a nice shade tree for chooks, no trouble to keep growing, don’t need watering.
3. The drain sounds like it works like a swale and you didn’t have to dig it, as long as it is in a ‘usable’ space it could be very positive. We have had a plum tree growing madly in a simiar type situation with no problems but an apricot in the same space was most unhappy and carked it.
Hopefully you will get heaps of better info from folk who live in your area or those with the technical know how to help you.
PS: Fantastic challenge!