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    Start a compost bin. Chop up the twigs and branches and put in the compost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Start a compost bin. Chop up the twigs and branches and put in the compost?
    A good idea, however won't that take long to rot? Unless a get a wood chipper

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    The biggest problem with that tree is it will suck all the moisture and nutrients out of the ground, it really ought to go, are you allowed bonfires? that would help clear the ground and add some potash at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnie View Post
    The biggest problem with that tree is it will suck all the moisture and nutrients out of the ground, it really ought to go, are you allowed bonfires? that would help clear the ground and add some potash at the same time.
    Unfortunately I'm not allowed to remove it. No bornfires but I can use an oil drum/incinerator.

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    Hi and welcome!
    Is the tree that casts shade - the fig tree or something different? Evergreen or deciduous?
    If its a fruit tree you may not want to remove it.
    Think of a tree as the gnomon (good word that) on a sundial. As the sun moves around, so does the tree shadow. You just need to work out how the shadow moves and work with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Hi and welcome!
    Is the tree that casts shade - the fig tree or something different? Evergreen or deciduous?
    If its a fruit tree you may not want to remove it.
    Think of a tree as the gnomon (good word that) on a sundial. As the sun moves around, so does the tree shadow. You just need to work out how the shadow moves and work with it.
    I was told it's a fig tree by the allotment manager.

    Thanks, will figure out how the shadow moves.
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    A fig tree needs pruning to stay productive. If its on your plot you may need to do some selective thinning out of branches to open it up.
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    welcome along - good time to get a plot - month or so before the growing season really really kicks in...

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