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Picture of Planting fruit trees on rental property
A solution to a classic dilemma: "Should I plant fruit trees on a rental property?"

• Dig a hole to fit a Root Restriction bag
• Fill it with a growing medium suitable to the tree, and plant it in the bag
• Fill in around the hole and mulch for water conservation, then watch it grow.

A 30 Litre bag will not let your tree get taller than about 2 metres and when you move, you can take it with you and fill in the hole.

When I realised I coud do this, it opened up the options for growing food where we live, knowing that my investment of time and energy would not be lost.
 
dan30082 months ago

ooo, this is handy, While I'm not in a rental property, I want ed an easy to manage fruit tree, now i can have one :D Thanks

jsamuel1 (author) 7 months ago

In the Transition period (as we move into the Post Carbon age) it might be time to challenge such presumptions and help people understand that fancy grass lawns have little value to anybody.

BenniGholami7 months ago

Unfortunately in most instances, grounds are not allowed to be dug out at homes and villas for rent because the owner has them landscaped, in many cases, grounds and lawns are covered with specially selected type of grass. It is best to seek permission before digging out holes, bags or not.

bbakhshi2 years ago
I recently blogged about my thoughts and experience planting a fruit tree at my rental property