"Would pleaching Robinia work? I am sure I saw a row a very long time ago in France. And what about whitebeam? Being a member of the rose family and good as a shelter belt tree I would imagine the stems are pliable enough."
"I put my original query on 2 years ago and in that time, I’ve tried to improve the soil and the wet summer last year helped. I think they took about 18 months to settle in and only one of them died in the process. This year, they’ve been…"
"What is the irrigation system if any? I fear this is a root problem, although being Hove how far from the sea is the site?
Have to deal with a lot of Limes here in France and the problem you talk about has been apparent in many street trees. Here…"
"Limes lime moist well drained soil. RHS wisdom says avoid very dry conditions and exposure to strong winds.
Apparently the most common reason for tree failure is lack of appropriate watering throughout early establishment. Could it be this?