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WRONG = Mulch Volcano

General care of landscape trees includes:

  • Mulch every-other year, no more than 2″ to 4″ deep. Keep mulch 3″ to 6″ away from tree trunks to prevent rot and rodent damage. No “mulch volcanoes”!
  • Don’t top trees! Consult a certified arborist for professional services. One can be found through the International Society of Arborists website at
  • WRONG = Ivy Covered Tree

    Remove ivy and other invasive climbers.

  • Prune dead, damaged and diseased branches at any time.