Why and how should I mulch the tree lawn tree?
PLEASE DO NOT OVER-MULCH! It is harmful to the tree. A thin layer of mulch should be placed around the base of the street tree to prevent damage from lawnmowers and string-trimmers, and to suppress weeds and control soil temperatures. Mulch only needs to be applied and maintained at a three- (3) inch depth at the tree’s dripline. As the original mulch decomposes, it should be stirred, turned over or broken up to improve aeration and water diffusion capability. When mulching, remember:
- Do not apply more than 2-3 inches of mulch
- Do not pile mulch against the trunk of a tree
- Do not let matted and compressed mulch build up year after year

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1. What is a street tree and who maintains them?
2. What type of maintenance is done?
3. Why and how should I mulch the tree lawn tree?
4. My street tree looked fine. Why was it pruned?
5. Why was my street tree removed?
6. Will my street tree be replanted?
7. What are those green bags on the newly planted trees?
8. My street tree is leaning. What can be done?