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New Tree Planting Information
10 Commandments of Tree Planting
Watch your own trees for telltale signs:
Darkening soft areas especially near the base are a sign of interior rot. Mushrooms sprouting up under certain trees is a sign of root rot.
Die backs of branches can occur but if bigger thicker branches are falling the tree is on its way out. Some trees grow with a lean and are perfectly healthy. But should the roots start coming up exposed from the ground root rot is at work again.
Avoid disturbing soil around trees or piling soil or mulch against the trunk, this will negatively impact a tree. Most trees have roots that extend or outgrow the diameter covered by their canopy (outward radius of limb growth)
Many insects are at work attacking trees Emarald Ash Borers are decimating the Ash Trees. Check trees on your own property keep an eye on their condition and threats you can see if they should fall.
Pennsylvania State Tree – Eastern Hemlock (tsugo canadensis)