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November fruit growing tips – tree guards

A tree guard. Photo courtesy of Villa root

A tree guard. Photo courtesy of Guy Charlebois/Villa root

Check your tree guards, replace guards that are too tight ones or broken.
If you have ordered new trees, mark out the planting positions with tall bamboo canes.

October fruit tree tips – tree maintenance

Take the tree guards off the trunk. Look for canker. Clean the trunk of any accumulated debris, such as moss and weed remains, grass cuttings etc.
If there is canker, cut it out with a sharp knife. Seal the wound with “Heal and Seal”.
Put the tree guard back on.
Check the stake. If broken or rotted off at ground level, replace the stake before the winter gales cause damage to the root system of the tree.