Are Apple tree early growth twigs suitable for bottom of a stacky piled planting bed

Asked June 25, 2018, 10:04 PM EDT

Apple tree and fruits diseased, but the spring, straight vertically growing twigs.....are they also diseased? We have a big deep raised bed, empty now, and I want to do that layered thing to plant year? So, are the new growth twigs of an apple tree that struggles with: anthrax, mold, those usual things that unsprayed old trees have,......are those twigs also diseased? We prune them before they leave out, and we have piles and piles of them. It would be great if they turned out to be suitable for the underneath of a bed that we'd plant veggies in.

Benton County Oregon

1 Response

I don't see any problem with doing that, there would not be any risk to the veggies in the beds and no risk to the fruit trees.