:thumbup: Sounds good.Ecks from Tex said:Oak trees? Nah
Other trees? Maybe
Cedar, pine, spruce, etc? Nope
For the most part no. If it ain't broke don't fix it
No. I made this mistake with a Ginkgo tree I planted. Everything was fine until I added a stone tree ring and filled in the ring with dirt and mulch. It is documented across the web how bad volcano mulching mounds can lead to girdling roots and the early death of trees. I never noticed tree trunk flare until my issue. Now, I see the lack of it everywhere on lawns being cared for by professionals.zinger565 said:I've seen a lot of talk lately about mulch around young trees. I get the purpose of it for them. However, living in a 98 year old house, we have some pretty old trees, should I be putting mulch around their base too?
Good Point...I didn't clarify what I meant...I didn't mean for it to be a "hard" no to mulch. I meant a "hard" no to a volcano mulch mound which you see often.ryeguy said:The above quote is simply saying: don't overdo it. It isn't saying don't apply mulch. I don't see how that's a hard "No.".
My ears are BURNING!TulsaFan said:FYI...I did add mulch to my tree after I removed the dirt and stone tree ring. Don't tell BXMurphy, but I am a big fan of mulch AND flowers.
I glyphed 'em down this last weekend! Just a weed-infested mess. Same thing every stinkin, year, too.g-man said:@BXMurphy I'm still waiting to see your flower beds.