Steadfast Tree Care Discusses Tree Mulching Considerations in New Blog Post

Steadfast Tree Care, a professional tree care services company based in Ruther Glen, Virginia, have discussed the different tree mulching considerations for trees in the yards and properties in Ladysmith in a recent blog post. Mulch is usually applied to the surface of the soil around a tree trunk for a number of purposes. Mulch can help in conserving soil moisture, decrease weed growth, enhance the fertility and health of the soil, protect the tree from harsh conditions such as extreme cold or heat, and offer better aesthetics. More about this can be gleaned at

Phillip Wood, a spokesperson for Steadfast Tree Care, says, “Mulching will significantly cut down the time it would otherwise take you to water, weed, and fight pests. It also helps to regulate soil temperature and prevent soil erosion. It also boosts your curb appeal by leaving an attractive finishing touch around your trees.” He adds, “It’s also important to use the right type of mulch for your trees. Certain types of mulch perform better at catering to certain needs of particular trees.”

Mulch can either be organic or inorganic. Organic mulch comes from formerly living materials, such as straw, chopped leaves, compost, grass clippings, sawdust, shredded bark, paper, and pine needles. Inorganic mulch is usually made from geotextiles and black plastic. The appropriate type of mulch to choose will depend on the key reasons for mulching the trees. However, organic mulch will usually offer more advantages compared to inorganic mulch.

Most of all, it is vital to know the most effective approaches to mulching to ensure that the trees are not harmed. For example, a common practice is volcano mulching, which is piling up woodchip mulch around the tree trunk such that it resembles the shape of a volcano. The problem is that this prevents the oxygen and water from reaching the roots. Furthermore, as the hardwood mulch starts to decompose, the mulch temperature increases, which exposes the tree to damaging temperatures.

In contrast, the proper way to apply woodchip mulch is to put two to three inches of the mulch around but not touching the tree trunk. The mulch should be distributed out to the area directly under the outer circumference of the branches. Those who are interested in other press releases about Steadfast Tree Care may check out

Meanwhile, Steadfast Tree Care is a provider of professional tree services to homes and other properties in central Virginia. These include tree removal, storm cleanup, tree trimming, land clearing, stump grinding, debris removal, and emergency tree services.

Tree removal is an important task that must be left to the experts. A dead tree or a dying tree has to be removed from the property but the removal has to be handled by an experienced and reliable tree services company, such as Steadfast Tree Care. Ensuring that they are qualified and certified is essential because the process of bringing down a tree may have serious consequences. If it is not done properly, it may cause to damage to the home, a neighbor’s property, and/ or vehicles. It may also result into an accident and injuries to family members and other people. The result could be tens of thousands of dollars of liability.

Another way in which a professional tree service provider can help is that they are capable of evaluating the risk level of a particular situation. Not every tree removal project is the same. Each has its own unique circumstances but the experienced tree experts are able to provide the answers to key questions, such as the optimal angle to bring down the tree to minimize the possibility of damage to home or property, whether there are risk factors, and who else needs to be involved in the process.

Those who would like to know more about the tree trimming and tree removal services provided by Steadfast Tree Care may want to visit their website at, or contact them on the telephone or through email.


For more information about Steadfast Tree Care, contact the company here:

Steadfast Tree Care
Phillip Wood
(877) 279-3085
Steadfast Tree Care
Ruther Glen, VA 22546