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Tree Planting & Mulching

Planting: The key to giving a tree a healthy start in the planting site is good planting procedures. A point that cannot be over-emphasized is the importance of matching the tree and its requirements to the planting site conditions. The tree must be able to tolerate site conditions such as wet or dry soils, size limitations or shade.

Mulching: Mulching the soil surface has several benefits. A layer of mulch reduces water evaporation from the soil. It minimizes weed competition (and thus water use), reduces soil erosion, and can improve soil aeration. The soil will be kept cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.


“Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.” Malay proverb

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” Anonymous

“A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its Tormentor.” George William Curtis

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir

"Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing “Embraceable You” in spats. ~Woody Allen

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Nelson Henderson

Where a tree falls, plant another . . . .

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them." ~Bill Vaughn