Tilling manure around fruit trees?


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Anyone use a tiller around fruit trees? I thought about tilling a piece of soil near a fig tree, putting manure in the spot and then tilling the manure into the soil. Not a large area, maybe just 2 - 3 feet long. Then next year till up another spot near the tree.

The idea is to give the fruit tree organic material at root level. Something the fig tree can feed off of for several months.

I do not want to till all the way around the tree and risk harming all of the roots.