Ringbarked Trees

Cherry treeOlive tree Mango tree

These 3 trees suffered pretty miserably under the “care” given by our tenants. The tenants hired a gardener who used a weed-whacker to keep the grass down with the nasty result that our trees were all ring barked. Several died. But these three: cherry, olive, mango all survived. After over 3 years in the ground the cherry and olive are both about hip height. The mango is about head height. Maybe a couple of years without ring barking will see them thrive.


About Laura Rittenhouse

I'm an American-Australian author, gardener and traveller. Go to my writing website: www.laurarittenhouse.com for more. If you're trying to find my gardening blog, it's here.
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2 Responses to Ringbarked Trees

  1. karen says:

    Anyone who rings a tree with a weed-whacker cannot be called a gardener.

  2. Get this, the woman said she has a friend who is an arborist and he said the reason th trees were dying is there is a large old native that is dying and sucking all the nutrients from the soil. I almost called her and asked for his number so I could give him a lesson in tree care.

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