Yes, we all treasure our trees. But please remind homeowners, landscapers, and public works staff that mulch “volcanoes” are harmful to trees.
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Instead, provide mulch “doughnuts” of two-to-three-inch thickness around tree trunks to provide a visual border and protection from mowers. However, do not let the mulch touch the trunk of the tree; that leads to bark rot.
Look up “mulch volcanos” online for further information.
Margo M. Foster