I am growing oak, walnut, and chestnut fom seed.
The trees that I start in the garden by the house grow quickly and look healthy.
Those that I plant in a meadow out back, grow slowly with many die-backs.
The meadow is tiled so the drainage is ok. It is a clay soil and not the most fertile, but the surrounding farmland and forest
This used to be used to grow corn. I thought at first that residual atrazine was at fault, but its been 7 years now.
Would this herbicide still be in the soil?