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.
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.