Ask An Arborist Tree Care

Ask an Arborist: Why do we Mulch?

By Emily Allgood | September 30, 2016

Ask an Arborist is a video series that gives viewers insider knowledge on all things trees. Each month our arborists answer your questions. This month’s question: Why do we Mulch?

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  • Reply Dan Jaffe October 6, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Why continue adding mulch? Should mulch not simply be a temporary step until an understory can be established?

  • Reply Janet October 6, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Your trees appear to be planted deeper than I was taught is optimal, i.e., the flare should be visible. Why do you choose to plant your trees that deep?

  • Reply Don November 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Great video. I am a fellow arborist and have a good tree service company, and we guarantee are tree plantings for 2 years. We always use mulch, and have done exactly like you speak about volcano much. Great video, and very informative.

  • Reply William Johnson May 10, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Mulching is generally used to improve the soil around plants, but it also gives your garden a neat, tidy appearance. Mulch is great for the garden. Thanks for the information.

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