I watched the Victory Garden today and some of the old ways are now reversed when it comes to planting. Trees in particular and their soil. Most of us now know not to lop branches flush with the trunk and paint them (as was the old way) and now the concensus is to plant the trees in non-amended soil. I mentioned this to Dave some time back, how the National Arboretum's advice was to plant trees in ordinarly un-amended garden soil while they are quite young. It seems they are far hardier and less prone to disease. Also the Victory Garden guy (sorry can't remember his name) said it used to be that we were told not to fertilize trees in the fall because it would produce new growth which might be killed back by frost. It appears that this too has changed and we are to feed the trees in the Fall with a slow release fertilizer which will continue till the Spring. I can't say I'm happy about the last piece of advice.