The Effect of Grass on Trees – September 2019: Part 10

We’re continuing with our series on the effects of grass on trees: Most of us only associate clean air with trees. Grass also cleans our air and is often overlooked.  If you’re looking for guidance on how your lawn might be affecting your trees, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Negative Perceptions of Turf After having considered the many benefits of both trees and turf, it is important to examine the misconception that maintenance of grass areas will have a greater negative impact on the environment than would occur with tree maintenance.

Lawns are criticized because of the grass clippings that are removed and disposed in landfills. However, if lawns are mowed on a regular basis there is no need to remove grass clippings from the lawn. “Clippings are very high in water content and breakdown rapidly when returned to lawns after mowing, assuming lawns are mowed on a regular basis (not removing more than one-third of the leaf blade).”

Raking of tree leaves can also generate a significant volume of waste – directly proportional to the leaf area index as discussed above.

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