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Soil amendments for clay soil in TN

12 years ago


I am soon to plant several trees on my property outside of Memphis TN. I will be planting dogwood, japanese maples, crabapple and redbud trees.

I have read many different opinions on whether or not to amend the clay soil when I plant the trees or whether or not to raise the tree a few inches when planting. I want to give these trees the best chance to thrive in the clay soil I have. I can dig a hole that is 1x1 foot and fill it with water and it will still be full a day later, yet I have planted a few varieties of maple and oak and they are doing very well and growing well.

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