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Knowing how to mulch tree is an important part of ongoing tree care. In this blog post, BUGG TREE CARE outlines a few steps for people to properly mulch their own trees.

STEP 1: COVER PLANTING AREA

Immediately after planting a tree, take care to mulch the planting area with 2 to 4 inches of an organic mulch, such as composted wood chips. 

 

STEP 2: CREATE SHALLOW EDGE

If you are applying mulch to an existing tree, carefully create a shallow edge within the drip line of the canopy, taking care to avoid damaging the roots, before you lay mulch down.

 

STEP 3: START AWAY FROM TRUNK

Do not mulch up to or against the trunk; start the mulch 6 inches away from the tree trunk. You should be able to see the “flare” at the base of the trunk where the first roots start to branch out.

 

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