7 Common Tree Care Mistakes That Kill Trees

A wheelbarrow dumps mulch around the trunk of a tree in a front yard

Killing a tree is the farthest thing from a homeowner’s mind as they tend their beloved oaks and maples. Yet, tree pruning mistakes can be deadly for a tree, no matter how kindly intended, and we aren’t just talking about topping a tree. Incorrectly applied tree care can lead to tree stress and eventual death, including picking the wrong species for a site, improper mulching, and poor irrigation and fertilization practices. Are you making serious mistakes with your trees? Read on for a list of seven tree care practices that may cause serious tree problems in the future. 1. Poor Species Choice Selecting the right tree for the right place is also essential. Consider both the mature height and width of any trees you may plant, as well as the preferred soil type and exposure. Select species and varieties suited to your area, picking those that are resistant to common […]

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