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.
jsamuel1 (author) 1 month 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.


Lovely idea! I could recall at least 5 London locations, where rental property could have been used WAY better... What better than fruit trees! As I know how "responsible" renters are I am a bit worried what the future of these plants might be, but...

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.

bbakhshi1 year ago
I recently blogged about my thoughts and experience planting a fruit tree at my rental property