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How to Properly Mulch Your Trees

A neighbor recently asked me to evaluate his pine trees. Two Austrian Pine trees flank his driveway and one was suffering significant needle loss as compared to the other. Upon investigation I discovered that the failing tree had eight inches of mulch at its base completely covering the root flare of the trunk where as the other tree’s trunk was left exposed down to the soil surface. Improper application of mulch is all too uncommon.

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