Mulch provides a whole range of benefits to trees both new and old.  Installing mulch properly around your tree is pretty simple but very important.

Mulch Benefits:

  • Regulates soil temperatures
  • Helps retain moisture in the soil
  • Prevents erosion
  • Reduces competition between other plants and the tree

Mulching Tips

  • 2 to 4 inches of mulch is enough.  Too much is a bad thing!
  • Keep mulch away from the trunk of the tree.  At least 6″.  Butting mulch directly up against the trunk of a tree can create a number of issues.
  • Remove previous year’s mulch occasionally.
  • Mulch as large of an area as possible under the canopy of the tree.