Saturday, August 31, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
People like to do this everywhere, but it's pretty common here in the good ol' 405. Someone plants a tree, then plants it again under a bunch of wood chips (mulch), or in this case, sand and wood chips.
I believe the intent is to retain water during the hot and dry summer months we experience. That's nice and all, but all that wood debris piled up against the trunk of the tree is not healthy at all. It's prime-time for disease and insect infestation for the young tree. So if you're gonna plant a new tree and pile on the wood chips, keep 'em a good 6 inches away from the base of the trunk. Make a donut if you must.
This has been a PSA based on a conversation I had with my grandfather a while back.