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 http://www.isa-arbor.com.
Remove ivy and other invasive climbers.
- Prune dead, damaged and diseased branches at any time.