The Neighbourwoods crew and dedicated volunteers, Deb Jakab and Ted Ecclestone, were out mulching trees on June 27th around Elora. Using mulch from the Township, they mulched over one hundred trees in an afternoon. They visited many trees at sites including the Elora Public School trailway, Bridge Street and First Line, and the road to the OPP office.
Mulch is vital for both the maintenance and health of urban trees because it keeps their roots cool and moist on hot summer days. When mulching, it is very important to create a ring shape instead of piling mulch tight against the trunk of the tree. This helps keep the base dry and eliminates the chance for damp rot to form on the trunk.