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Sue from Ankeny, Iowa writes,

safe to plant apple tree on lawn that has been chemically treated

This is the first year we are not having a lawn service fertilize and treat our lawn and I want to plant a couple of apple trees. Should I wait another year or two to let all the stuff in the soil from 18 years of treating go away or will it ever be safe to plant apple trees? Organic food is important to me, and if a tree is planted now will it always have these chemicals in it? Years down the road? Thank you for helping me with this. Or is there a way to "clean up" our existing soil where the trees will be planted?


To give you a firm answer, we really need to now what products have been applied. please contact your lawn service company to find out what products they applied. Call us at 866-581-7378 so that we can better assist you with the product plant times.

Answer last updated on: 04/28/2015

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