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Aeration & Vertical Mulching

FERTILIZING AND ROOT ZONE AERATION Fertilizing is an easy way to help your trees build stronger defenses against infection by adding an extra boost of minerals and nutrients which may not be otherwise present in the soil. Root zone aeration is used in situations where the soil surrounding a tree has been severely compacted. Soil compaction is often a by-product of construction, but it can also be caused by many years of foot traffic and car traffic, among other things. Compacted soil does not allow roots to readily absorb nutrients, rather, the ‘food’ that the tree needs runs off the surface of the soil. Our soil injection fertilizing both provides needed nutrients to the compacted soil and aerates the soil at the same time, enabling better nutrient absorption. 

VERTICAL MULCHING In addition to Fertilizing and Root Zone Aeration, vertical mulching can increase gaseous exchange in the root system of a tree. Compaction, trenching and changes in grade can all lead to conditions where tree roots no longer get the oxygen that they need to support life. Vertical mulching is a process by which a non-porous matter, such as gravel is installed in columns, below the surface of the soil.  Gasses can freely exchange in this medium and it is not visible from the surface. Our staff can create a façade of grass, mulch, or whatever it is that you desire.

Please note: A Certified Arborist will know the appropriate amount of material required and the exact location where it should be distributed.  Attempting vertical mulching on your own can destroy tree roots beyond repair and cause the demise of your tree.

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Olympic Tree & Land Management, Inc.
1006 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518) 354-0852

Providing Quality Tree Care and Landscape Services
Throughout the Adirondack Region.