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Silver fir

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How to irrigate

The watering must first of all be regulated on the basis of the age of the specimen; the younger trees, in fact, have a greater need for water than the adult ones, and they fear drought much more. Another factor that must influence irrigation is the trend of rainfall, since of course the administration of water resources must be limited in case of heavy rains, especially in winter. It is recommended never to cause stagnations, which cause rottenness to the roots and, consequently, cause a general weakening of the plant. Thanks to drip irrigation it is possible to carefully monitor the quantity of water supplied, stopping the jet when it is deemed appropriate; through this system you avoid moistening the leaves, directly wetting the soil on the surface or the roots.


Cultivation of silver fir

This tree, perfect for adorning parks and gardens, needs soft, light and well-drained soil. A first planting must be carried out in a container containing universal soil with peat; after about two years, the plant can be transplanted to the ground. Multiplication occurs both by sowing and by semi-woody cutting, respectively during the spring and summer seasons. Pruning is essential to obtain perfect growth of silver fir: when a fungal disease occurs, it is essential to immediately eliminate the affected branches to avoid irreparable damage to the specimen, and in the same way the parts must be cut as soon as possible wood damaged by other factors, including wind and parasites.

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