Elevate pots


We often hear that our trees should have good air circulation to promote good health. Rarely , if ever do we hear about the need for good  air circulation beneath the pots. I use two 2 inch by 2 inch sticks cut shorter than the width of the pot to elevate my pots. This simple technique has several benefits for improved health of your trees.

1) It allows for proper drainage of the pot.

2) Air circulation will dry out roots trying to escape the pot, a.k.a. air pruning.

3) A clean dry area below the pot reduces pests and disease.

Below are two examples:

 

pot3

Some pots have large feet and need no elevation.

 

 

pot2

Some pots have little or no feet and do need elevation. This example offers minor elevation but could use much more to insure good air flow.

 

Have fun!

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