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Mounding mulch around trees

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Mounding mulch around trees

Rella | Jul 16, 2011 07:09 PM

Years ago I never saw a tree mounded with mulch around the bottom trunk. It was my understanding that when planting a tree (or even a shrub) one should leave about a 6" space below the tree to make sure that when watering the tree, that there would be a basin where the water could collect.

What is the reason for mounding up to a foot high or more of mulch around a new tree trunk for up to perhaps 5-10 years.

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