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Ask Eva-Karin: a New bed will keep Kungsans almar healthy

periodically, I get questions from readers about how the almarna at the teahouse in the Park. Who may be better suited to answer the question than Elisabeth R

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Ask Eva-Karin: a New bed will keep Kungsans almar healthy

periodically, I get questions from readers about how the almarna at the teahouse in the Park.

Who may be better suited to answer the question than Elisabeth Rosenquist Saidac, stadsträdgårdsmästare in Stockholm?

”pretty okay” with the addition of the almarna is not contested by the almsjuka yet, and that from the city side made everything possible to do.

"But it is clear that you are worried about when it will strike," says stadsträdgårdsmästaren who regrets that they had to cut down several infested elm trees in the observatorielunden park. We had no other choice.

In Kungsträdgården has almarna got new växtbäddar of bio-coal and crushed rock, which will provide the huge tree roots more space and opportunity to grow.

bio-coal is carbon made from garden waste like branches and twigs. Biokolet improves oxygenation of the soil which, in turn, may trees and plants to feel and grow better.

the city of Stockholm has since 2001 built new växtbäddar with bio-coal to both the new and old trees with very good results.

the only thing that is done. Elisabeth Rosenquist Saidac stresses that it also works with diversity when it comes to the trees in the city of Stockholm.

– It is to protect us against all the plant diseases that will so that not the entire stock is wiped out. You don't know what's coming in the future and we don't know what's coming up from the continent, and with a warmer climate there will be much more sensitive, " she says and stresses that it is therefore even more important to have many different species in the growing stock.

" I know that some think it is strange, but I think it is natural, if one is aware of the dangers that exist, but also about the possibilities you can turn to.

It sounds good in my ears, and of Elisabeth, I also find out that the arboretum (tree planting, with more or less common trees and shrubs) that were built in the 1990s and unfortunately been allowed to lapse in Åkeshov are finally going to be renovated. It was truly on time.

The new växtbäddarna will be in place in six steps. First freed themselves of the root system. Step 2 is a so-called mapping in order to assess the stability and hidden schaktskador. Step 3 is to cut away the damaged roots to avoid rötbildning. Then added the mushrooms mycorrhiza to increase the biological activity in the plant bed. Step 5 is that the plant bed is filled before a particular wearing course is added at the top.

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