Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this item
The following section gives advice on carrying out the item successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this item.
Weed control is essential to successful fruit tree planting. To reduce competition for water and nutrients, keep a 1m diameter circle around the tree clear of all vegetation for at least the first 3 years after planting.
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