I prepared a 600mm tall raised bed for my kumquat calamondin tree due to garden soil not suitable for in ground planting.
My biggest dilemma at the moment is strong wind beating my fruit tree. Based on the attached photo showing where the raised bed will be permanently installed, what would you suggest for me to make or buy as wind barrier for my fruit tree?
I have not transplanted yet, when transplanted on this raised bed the tree will be at 1.5m high from the ground.
Thanks in advanced. Cheers!
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @GarryM. It's fantastic to have you join us and many thanks for your question.
I'd start by investing in a good thick stake similar to Lattice Makers 38 x 38 x 1800mm Single Hardwood Garden Stake. Try to place it as central as possible in the raised bed and firmly attach the trunk of the kumquat to it with jute webbing.
In most normal circumstances that would be all that is needed to support a fruit tree. If for some reason you experience higher than normal winds in that position you could look a creating a wind barrier. Obviously, you would want it to be functional but still look nice too.
I could suggest some of these as options:
You could cement a couple of timber posts into the ground and fix the panel to them. Alternatively, using a couple of Whites 180cm Premium Black Ultraposts would also work. Installing any of the panels would certainly reduce the wind buffeting the tree.
Please let me know if you need further assistance or had any questions.
Thanks @MitchellMc for the great and detailed tips! I am very excited to do the transplant today 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙂
Make sure you post some photos once you do as I trust our members would like to see your efforts.