How Mulching Can Help Trees

Climate is one of the proofs of the word “change”. It always changes at a particular place and time. Because of that, other factors may also be affected, like people, animals, plants, and trees. During winter, the latter stops growing. They undergo a process called dormancy, but the good news is that there are tree services that are very helpful during this season, like mulching.


One of the easiest, quickest, and most effective processes to do in order to protect and maintain the beauty of trees is mulch, which is the protective covering that is spread on top of the soil. Examples of mulch that are considered organic are the following: nut hulls, aged sawdust, straw, shredded leaves, aged manure, pine needles, evergreen branches, and wood chips. It serves as a protector of the ground, especially during soil erosion and compaction from heavy rains. Also, it helps conserve moisture, increases the earthworm population, keeps the soil cooler in summer, improves soil texture, and increases soil fertility. Furthermore, mulching protects plants from the attacks of the winter season. It is also healthy not only for the tree but also for the earthworms and other creatures that live in the soil. It can be applied in any situation and at any time of the year.

Factors in order to end up creating a good one

  • Observe the nutrient value. It’s good to pick one that will surely provide nutrient-rich humus as it decomposes.
  • A medium-textured mulch is the best. Coarse-textured materials may be too porous to hold adequate amounts of water.
  • The availability of materials in your community
  • Type of Mulch:
    • Grass Clippings
    • Hardwood Bark
    • Hardwood Chips
    • Composted Leaf Litter or Leaf Mold
    • Animal Manure
    • Mushroom Compost
    • Peat Moss
    • Pine Boughs
    • Pine Needles
    • Sawdust
    • Sewage Sludge
    • Shredded Leaves
    • Straw

You have to choose for yourself the look that you desire.