6/17/2013

The damage left by lawn mowers and string trimmers on the bark of trees can hinder their ability to reach maturity, according to this article. A lawn mower deck and the nylon string of the trimmer can destroy bark tissues, leaving the tree more vulnerable to disease. To protect trees from equipment, place a ring of mulch around them or use herbicides to remove weeds, but make sure the tree trunk is protected from the chemicals.

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