Vertical Mulching

What is vertical mulching?

Vertical mulching is typically used after construction has happened around a tree. When a construction company puts a bunch of fill dirt around a tree, it is typically clay-like and will suffocate a tree by not allowing any oxygen or nutrients to travel down through the soil.

The only solution to this is to drill down through the fill dirt to the root system. We then fill the hole with mulch to essentially create “vents” that water and nutrients  can travel down to the roots. These holes are spread evenly throughout the root zone of the tree in a 2’ x 2’ grid.

Are there risks to vertical mulching?

The risks involved are potential damage to irrigation or electrical lines. We ask that all irrigation lines be marked to avoid damage when drilling into the ground.

Contact Tree Shepherds today to schedule an appointment with the Arborist.

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We are based in Highland Village, Texas and primarily serve Denton County and the North DFW areas: Argyle, Bartonville, Carrollton, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Denton, Double Oak, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Frisco, Justin, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lewisville, Ponder, Roanoke, Sanger, Shady Shores, and The Colony

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