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28/06/2013 at 20:53

Hi there

I am planning a bed around my yew tree which is on a slope. In order to create a bed I would have to have the lower 20 - 30 cm of the yew trunk in the soil (in the bed). Would this be ok or could this damage the yew? I definately don't want to harm the yew. 

Thanks for your help!!!


28/06/2013 at 21:01

Burying tree trunks can cause them to rot

29/06/2013 at 10:13

On the other hand my husband made a raised bed at the back of our garage and I buried my conifer nearly a quater up its trunk

Its been in for at least 10 years and is thriving ok


01/07/2013 at 12:01

thank you both for your feedback!!

Happy gardening. 


01/07/2013 at 13:08

It's not,a good idea to bury anything like that. On that slope your yew will prob be fine. Is there another way without mounding soil around your yew?  Post a picture?

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