Spring Time Tree Maintenance Step by Step: Part 2

Grown and mature trees can seem self-sufficient, but our arborists at Top Tree LLC agree: Healthy trees will not happen on their own. Trees are “low-maintenance” and NOT “no-maintenance”. Tending to seasonal chores helps keep trees healthy and protects your landscape investment. Get your trees off to a growing start by following six simple steps for spring tree care. Here is step 2 of 6:

Mulch helps soil retain moisture and suppresses weeds around your tree. It’s most crucial when caring young trees. Mulch will also help trees that have been in the ground up to 10 years, but it’s OK to mulch older trees as well.

You should shoot for a 3-inch-thick layer of mulch around your trees but not against the trunk. When mulch is piled against the trunk of trees it holds moisture and heat, which helps give diseases such as canker an easy point of way in.

There are some simple ways to make your own mulch. The best way to start is by using organic materials. Another material to make mulch are wood chips. It’s an easy and efficient way to get woodchips from any pruning your have done before and then run the remaining branches through a mulcher.

If you have multiple trees to remove or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can handle all of your tree removal needs in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco) and even West Richland. We look forward to being your preferred tree removal service provider.