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Experiment showing advantages and disadvantages of weeding .  Cherry ( Prunus avium ) with 1 square metre plastic mulch .  Any non-opaque plastic or other material can be used , for example , old carpet , tucked in at edges to prevent voles nesting . If a durable material is used can be a one off treatment.  Can have a soil warming effect to the benefit of early tree growth . Location: Alice Holt , Hampshire , England .

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Experiment showing advantages and disadvantages of weeding . Cherry ( Prunus avium ) with 1 square metre plastic mulch . Any non-opaque plastic or other material can be used , for example , old carpet , tucked in at edges to prevent voles nesting . If a durable material is used can be a one off treatment. Can have a soil warming effect to the benefit of early tree growth . Location: Alice Holt , Hampshire , England .


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