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Baldy217
07-07-2010, 08:23 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.

fastpine
07-07-2010, 11:41 PM
Sure you can,,,If you apply weed barrier fabric under.

Eric E
07-09-2010, 10:47 PM
From a certified Arborist...I wouldn't.

fastpine
07-09-2010, 11:31 PM
Why?....What makes gravel any different than the dirt that trees naturally grow in?..

toasted
07-09-2010, 11:32 PM
There's no food in the rocks would be my guess...

fastpine
07-10-2010, 12:28 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...