How to treat your Trees

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Add Mulch Around Your Trees Natural, wood chip mulch is one of the best ways to save water and can keep your trees healthy. A thick layer of mulch on top of the soil around your tree will keep moisture in the soil and protect the roots from extreme temperatures, so you use less water and your trees stay happy! Keep mulch 4 inches away from the trunk, spread it 4 feet in diameter (or out to the drip line if possible), and pile it 6 inches deep. Check the Soil How do you know if it’s time to water your tree? Check the soil! Use a small shovel or screw driver to check the soil 6-8 inches below the surface near the drip line. If the soil feels dry and crumbly, it’s time to water your tree with a slow soak. If the soil feels sticky or wet, let it dry for a couple days before checkin ...