Mulching Tips: Organic Landscaping with Woodchips

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Mulching Tips: Organic Landscaping with Woodchips

Mulching is a great way to keep moisture in the soil. It is also beneficial because as it decomposes, it will be adding organic matter back into the ground.   How high should I pile the mulch? 3″-4″ of mulch is perfect. However, do not allow the mulch to build up near the trunk. If there is a significant amount of mulch at the trunk, it will encourage root collar rot. If your tree gets root collar rot, then it will be possible to weaken and fall over. How far out from the trunk should you place the mulch? For younger trees,...

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Tree Trimming Overview

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Tree Trimming Overview

First you must know how trees deal with wounds made from cutting and trimming. Every tree cut we make will introduce decay to the tree. Good cuts made at the branch collar will allow the tree to compartmentalize the decay. No more than 25% of the leaf bearing crown should be cut out in one growth season. There are two types of tree cuts to be made when trimming a tree: Reduction Cut or Thinning Cut. A reduction cut should reduces a limb back to a lateral branch which is no smaller than 1/3 the diameter of the parent branch. A thinning...

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