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With theis string on planting larger trees I got to wondering about
Mycorrhizal fungus.
I've never used it but I wonder if it would help the larger trees to
establish.
Anyone used it?

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With theis string on planting larger trees I got to wondering about
Mycorrhizal fungus.


I did notice one of the hedging suppliers recommending it ...
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On 31 Mar 2019 13:50, Andy Burns wrote:
David Hill wrote:

With theis string on planting larger trees I got to wondering about
Mycorrhizal fungus.


I did notice one of the hedging suppliers recommending it ...


Used it when planting a cherry tree, one of four. Not noticed any
difference, indeed it's that tree that has a touch of canker.

Whilst on, I asked for all four on Gisella 5 rootstock but one
obviously isn't and that came rather expensively from Brogdale. So
annoying as it will now have to be cut down.
Mind you with the new pest SWD attacking the cherries as they ripen I
might just as well remove all four.

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On Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:45:32 +0100, David Hill
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With theis string on planting larger trees I got to wondering about
Mycorrhizal fungus.


In the last three years we have planted 5000 trees and 2000 hedging
plants, none have had Mycorrhizal fungus added, in fact none have been
fed or mollycoddleed in any way, Theory is that the tree pushes roots
out to find its own food, so grows stronger. 20 variteies of trees
planted, Oak, Walnut, birch etc
We planted using the woodland trust advice.
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Bob Hobden wrote:

Used it when planting a cherry tree, one of four. Not noticed any
difference, indeed it's that tree that has a touch of canker.


I have used it on quite a few things, and not noticed any difference,
but it may well have helped.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.


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On 18/04/19 08:58, Nick Maclaren wrote:
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Bob Hobden wrote:

Used it when planting a cherry tree, one of four. Not noticed any
difference, indeed it's that tree that has a touch of canker.


I have used it on quite a few things, and not noticed any difference,
but it may well have helped.


I believe that, on an admittedly unrelated subject, Dr Johnson made a
remark which could have applied to your post!

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I have used it on quite a few things, and not noticed any difference,
but it may well have helped.


"Which" did a test on it a few years ago, and rated it badly, but all
TV gardeners seem to have jumped on the band wagon, and I still can't
see any proof it works. Quess they are not paying for the stuff they
throw around
Mycorrhizal fungus, is present naturally in the soil, but has anyone
any proof it works, as oppossed to hearsay?
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On 18/04/2019 08:58, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
Bob Hobden wrote:

Used it when planting a cherry tree, one of four. Not noticed any
difference, indeed it's that tree that has a touch of canker.


I have used it on quite a few things, and not noticed any difference,
but it may well have helped.


+1

I have a feeling that like some other old wives tales and patent
medicine it only works if you truly believe in it. There are plenty of
fungi in the soil already so I'm unconvinced it makes much difference.

The only one where I know it makes a significant difference is sterile
propagation of orchids where without the right associated fungi the
seedlings struggle to obtain nutrients and get going properly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchid_mycorrhiza

I reckon something the size of a tree will have enough reserves for the
right fungi to find it. I have my suspicions that it is a per plant
family fungal association rather than a one size fits all solution too.

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