View Full Version : Gravel against tree trunk

07-07-2010, 09:23 PM
I have mulched around my maples but I wanted to know if I could put some gravel against the tree trunk to prevent weed and grass from growing there. I have a 1 to 2 inch gap from the mulch to the trunk right now.

07-08-2010, 12:41 AM
Sure you can,,,If you apply weed barrier fabric under.

Eric E
07-09-2010, 11:47 PM
From a certified Arborist...I wouldn't.

07-10-2010, 12:31 AM
Why?....What makes gravel any different than the dirt that trees naturally grow in?..

07-10-2010, 12:32 AM
There's no food in the rocks would be my guess...

07-10-2010, 01:28 AM
That would make sense if the whole tree was planted in gravel..The OP is talking about a thin layer around the base of the tree trunk...