I thought that digging a swale near the macadamia would create a healthier tree. More water, more flowers, more growth - It did!
I thought that building the soil microbes with compost and humus would create a healthier tree - It did. And both of these measures saw a massive growth in the tree.
I thought that my hive of native bees would help to pollinate the flowers so we had more fruit. - It did but not enough.
The result, a huge tree in a small garden that shed shade across the vegie garden in winter.
I'm in the suburbs and have precious little room to grow as it is. So, sadly it has gone. Chopped and mulched down this week.
It's not all bad though. I've kept a pile of mulch for the compost and vegie garden paths. I've also secured a range of stems that have been trimmed to make bean and pea supports and a few sticks for my next art project.
It will live on in the garden for a while yet
The timber was immensely dense and really heavy. It will make really strong stakes.
Now, what will i plant there next???
Oh yes and by the way, the excellent tree removalist I used was very reasonably priced and a gardener and qualified arborist too. Not another plant injured or trampled in our densely packed yard. I am happy to recommend Lionel from Safeway Tree Services.