There has been an increase in the problem of “over-mulching” trees. Over mulching can actually kill your trees. Mulch piled high around the trunk of a tree causes a slow death from oxygen starvation, excess heat and other issues.”
Click hereto download the info sheet from the Connecticut Urban Forest Council.
The Greenwich Tree Conservancy uses Gator Bags for watering of newly planted trees in Greenwich. Homeowners can help by filling these bags once a week if they have not been filled
Treegator® bags apply 15 to 50 gallons of water in a single application (depending on model and bag setup), equating to a fill schedule of 1 to 2 times per week for many new tree / shrub planting applications.
Once you’ve decided to plant a new tree, there are three basic facts to keep in mind:
Treegator® Bags are not a permanent installation. The bags are used during the initial 1 to 2 growing seasons after planting. The Greenwich Tree Conservancy will remove them and reuse them for new plantings. For more information on proper tree planting, visit http://treegator.com/watering/index.html.