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Shade tree help in clay soil

Post  canada6827 on 4/9/2013, 8:59 am

We have heavy clay soil on our farm here in central Texas. I have a few red oaks I planted 10 years ago that are just now getting to a decent size.
I would like to plant several more trees around our place such as live oak and/or burr oak and was wandering if there is anything I can do to stimulate growth. Such as fertilzers etc.
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Re: Shade tree help in clay soil

Post  H_TX_2 on 4/9/2013, 10:51 am

I am not a tree expert but just in general some compost should help give nutrients and improve the soil. You might look into adding some azomite also.
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Post  camprn on 4/9/2013, 11:39 am

I suggest contacting a local arborist or the county Extension service, for the information you seek is so area specific, and there are so many variables involved.

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