Willow Magazine CREATING LIFE - Page 86

Care for Baby's Tree

Water the tree as soon as it has been planted to soak the roots and help it become established. It will need to be watered 2-3 times in that first week, then once a week after that (will depend on the type of tree and location.) Potted trees require more watering than those in the ground.

If in a pot, every year remove the top 1/3 layer of soil and replace with fresh soil. Use an organic fertiliser at this time.

Prune in Autumn, if in a pot cut longer spindly branches back to promote a rounder shape, and ensure no cross branches as this can impact on fruit development.

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Teach Baby About Their Tree

I ordered a copy of the book 'My Tree' from Birth to Earth - a New Zealand company that specialises in environmentally friendly placenta planting packs. Definitely worth investigating if you are interested in this option. I can't wait to read this beautiful story to our boy in the years to come and teach him about his magic tree.

We've also been out there each day since the ritual to touch the tree and whisper quietly to him. It’s an extraordinary thing that this placenta, this incredible organ of nourishment that sustained my baby’s vital force for 9 whole months is now growing a lemon tree. A miracle of life indeed.

We can't wait to see the first buds arrive.

Elizabeth Santos is a physiotherapist and naturopath who loves supporting other mamas and mamas-to-be on their sacred journey throughout pregnancy and into motherhood.

www.elizabethsantos.com.au

I ordered a copy of the book 'My Tree' from Birth to Earth - a New Zealand company that specialises in environmentally friendly placenta planting packs. Definitely worth investigating if you are interested in this option. I can't wait to read this beautiful story to our boy in the years to come and teach him about his magic tree.

We've also been out there each day since the ritual to touch the tree and whisper quietly to him. It’s an extraordinary thing that this placenta, this incredible organ of nourishment that sustained my baby’s vital force for 9 whole months is now growing a lemon tree. A miracle of life indeed.

We can't wait to see the first buds arrive.