Recently I removed 4 dwarf apples (which by some miracle has produced 8 trees) below are some images of the trees being split
Once the trees were up they needed to get in the ground ASAP so they don’t dry out or get damaged. I dug square holes as this encourages the roots to grow away from the trunk instead of around.
After digging the holes I added grit, sharp sand a bit of compost to help with drainage and to provide nutrients for the trees.
Then I planted the trees and back filled with the soil I dug up, normally you water trees when they’ve been planted but with it raining nature will take care of this
Lastly I cut the twigs off the goat willow I had coppice last year, the plan was to bury these twigs and it’ll provide long term nutrients into the soil
The fastest and most efficient way of carbon capture is to coppice young fast growing trees, cut the branches in the autumn then bury them, the carbon stays in the soil and the twigs feed insects.
My neighbor is building a structure that requires the twigs so I gave them to her as she needs them more
Thanks for reading!