Mulch Volcano Season Begins!

April 23rd, 2013

Mulch volcano

Mulch volcano

This (pictured above) is how to literally *kill* a tree with kindness. Please don’t bury the flare at the base of the trunk in soil or mulch — it will cause moisture damage to the bark and cambium, eventually harming the thing you’re trying to help.

If you’re going to mulch, spread it out in a wide saucer (pictured below), thinnest near (but not touching) the trunk.

The correct way to mulch

The correct way to mulch

(Article courtesy of Toronto Gardens)

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