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Re: damaged bark by weeder


Re : damaged bark -- martha smith
Posted by Newt , Jul 17,2005,05:46    Top of Thread   Forum

Hi Martha,

As long as the bark hasn't been removed completely around the tree it should repair itself. In order for that not to happen again, I would suggest a ring of mulch around the tree. Here's how to do it properly and how tree roots grow so you will know how large an area to remove the grass from.
http://www.mortonarb.org/research/treeroots.html
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/Garden/02926.html
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/planting/nosoil.htm
http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/mulching.asp

Newt


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