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Wood Chipping & Mulching
For certain trees we find in our Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Woodstock areas, mulching may be one of the most misunderstood tree-care practices used today. In its proper application mulch can help protect your trees in 4 ways:
- Helps maintain soil moisture
- Protects roots and trunk from being damaged by mowers
- Reduces the growth of weeds and grasses, which compete for water and nutrients
- Adds organic material to the soil
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) recommends a 2-4 inch layer of mulch around a tree — spread out to the drip line. Do not pile the mulch up around the tree trunk. It should be pulled back several inches to expose the base of the trunk and the root crown.