How come fruit trees don’t have way saplings growing by the base of the tree. With all of the seeds that fall, wouldn’t more germinate than we typically see?

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How come fruit trees don’t have way saplings growing by the base of the tree. With all of the seeds that fall, wouldn’t more germinate than we typically see?

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Have you ever tried to dig out a tree? A sizeable tree will have well formed roots that extend easily to/past the bulk of its foliage, increasing in density the closer you get to the tree. It’s incredibly hard in this sort of environment for new saplings to take hold, not to mention even if they did they’re stunted for sunlight in the shade of the parent tree. May as well try and grow saplings on a hardwood floor.

Some seeds need to go through a digestive system to be able to sprout. Also, the ground under a mature tree won’t be very fertile, seeds spread in feces from an animal that are the fruit will benefit from the natural fertilizer.

We have a peach tree in our yard and it does get saplings that grow at the base of the tree. It’s only about 3 years old. We thin the saplings so they don’t compete.

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How come fruit trees don’t have way saplings growing by the base of the tree. With all of the seeds that fall, wouldn’t more germinate than we typically see?

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Have you ever tried to dig out a tree? A sizeable tree will have well formed roots that extend easily to/past the bulk of its foliage, increasing in density the closer you get to the tree. It’s incredibly hard in this sort of environment for new saplings to take hold, not to mention even if they did they’re stunted for sunlight in the shade of the parent tree. May as well try and grow saplings on a hardwood floor.

Some seeds need to go through a digestive system to be able to sprout. Also, the ground under a mature tree won’t be very fertile, seeds spread in feces from an animal that are the fruit will benefit from the natural fertilizer.

We have a peach tree in our yard and it does get saplings that grow at the base of the tree. It’s only about 3 years old. We thin the saplings so they don’t compete.