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Old 05-20-2021, 09:56 AM   #1205
bgleaton
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Originally Posted by hog_down View Post
My mexican plums that I planted in the Hill Country are doing well too. I went and trimmed them so its one single main stem, and hopefully that encourages them to grow straight up. Just be aware that coons, squirrels, etc will be hammering the trees when they mature. I would keep using your tree tubes, and put a wire fence around them to prevent deer from getting to them when they are young.
That's a good idea! We didn't want to put a wire fence around them until we saw that they would grow in our soils. Now that all 26 trees are growing fine, we will put 4ft diameter cages around each one to keep the deer, rabits, etc. away from them. They told us to keep the tree tubes until the tree is 10-15ft tall and then we can remove them.
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