Talking Trees with Davey Tree

Mulch Madness - How to Mulch Correctly, Why You Need Mulch & More

April 07, 2022 The Davey Tree Expert Company Season 2 Episode 13
Talking Trees with Davey Tree
Mulch Madness - How to Mulch Correctly, Why You Need Mulch & More
Show Notes

Tom Ford from Davey's Portland, Maine, office discusses why mulch is important, how to mulch correctly and the type of mulch he uses on his property, as well as his favorite trees in Maine. 

In this episode we cover:

  • Spring in Maine (0:48) (8:33)
  • Volcano mulching (1:20)
  • How far out to mulch (2:31)
  • Maples and roots (3:35)
  • Why it's important to mulch (4:05)
  • Compost (4:30)
  • Landscape fabric (5:52)
  • Dyed mulches (7:07)
  • Planting in Maine (7:53)
  • Tree growth in Maine (10:02)
  • How Tom got into arboriculture (10:46)
  • Working with clients (11:34)
  • Native trees Tom loves for the North (13:34)
  • What Tom loves about his job  (18:32)

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To learn more about mulching, check out our different blogs on Mulch.
To learn about the pros and cons of mulch versus rocks, read our blog, Landscaping Pros and Cons of Rocks vs. Mulch.

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