Be Careful with Automatic Sprinklers

Improper sprinker head placement and overwatering causes the 2x4 effect. In short, if you put a 2x4 in the ground, eventually it will rot out. Overwatering and poor watering practices can and do lead to this phenomenon, even with with established trees in our area. Ideally, sprinkler heads should be positioned away from the tree base to effectively water beneath the tree canopy and not directly on the tree trunk.
No Tree Topping
Tree topping is an unacceptable pruning practice and should be avoided at all costs.
No Volcano Mulching
The most common problem with mulching is applying too much. "Mulch volcanoes" - large piles of mulch around the base of trees - can cause tree damage.
Prepare Your Trees and Shrubs for Winter
Sub-zero winter temperatures and drying winds can be hard on our urban trees. Here are some tips to help them weather the cold.
No Weed and Feed on Lawns
Weed and feed products contain many chemicals that are not only harmful to you but also your lawn and your trees.
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