Time to freshen up that mulch, but remember - not too much!
I know, I know. We post this at least twice per year, but I won't quit until I stop seeing MULCH VOLCANOS! (Yep - I dove right into this volcano to dig down to the root flare!) Never bury the root flare under mulch or you'll be inviting decay and girdling roots to the party. We know you don't want that! Our brains have been programmed to prefer the volcano look, so do us a favor and SHARE this post so we can spread the word about proper mulching technique: No more than 2" deep, and not burying the root flare.
BONUS: Post a photo below of a properly mulched tree and we'll send you an infamous Tree Hugger t-shirt! Let's see some happy trees!
Amy Grewe, Certified Arborist & Co-Owner