Early Bud Break and Its Effect on Trees

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by Mead Tree & Turf Care With the recent unusual fluctuations in temperature we’ve experienced in the Mid-Atlantic region during the past winter, many trees are at risk for early bud break (EBB). This is an issue because it cuts short the dormancy/resting period of your trees. EBB confuses trees drastically. When the temperatures rise… Read more »

Proper Mulching for Trees

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by Joanne Mead Proper mulching benefits tree health by controlling soil temperature in extreme heat and cold, retaining moisture, reducing competition from grass roots, controlling weeds, and preventing lawn mower and string trimmer damage. However, improper mulching causes irreversible damage to a tree. When mulch is applied properly, only a very thin layer should be… Read more »