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Old 08-07-2014, 10:25 PM
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The most damge to trees from trimmers is girdling. Either wrap the base, install a mulch ring or learn a little trimmer discipline. Throttle back and easily pull the grass away. If the bark is more than 50% gone around the base the will die. Gly and pre ems are usually not a good idea and damage the tree as well. I personally prefer selling ring beds which add value and interest to the landscape.
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Thanks. I did not cause the damage. Previous lawn co did. I have more sense. The pre m reference was because at least in my area when the dogwoods bloom is the proper time to apply pre emergents.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:43 PM
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Thanks. I did not cause the damage. Previous lawn co did. I have more sense. The pre m reference was because at least in my area when the dogwoods bloom is the proper time to apply pre emergents.
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I knew you didn't cause the damage. I was just throwing info out there for the masses. I've had to follow behind many others that left a lot of damage. Worst part there is no fix so we can't do much.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:11 PM
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Just make sure you price what she asks for and don't do and consulting about it. Let the tree pros do that. I have no idea what caused that mess. Too bad. I've seen half the root ball exposed and barked over, rings around trunks from decks rubbing, wires left on for years too long and the tree grew threw, all sorts of damage. I doubt a whacker did all that unless they were using a brush blade.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:52 PM
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The most damge to trees from trimmers is girdling. Either wrap the base, install a mulch ring or learn a little trimmer discipline. Throttle back and easily pull the grass away. If the bark is more than 50% gone around the base the will die. Gly and pre ems are usually not a good idea and damage the tree as well. I personally prefer selling ring beds which add value and interest to the landscape.
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I agree with this. The trees never were installed with proper landscaping. If you have a base of a tree exposed like that there will always be little cuts no matter how hard you try. Should have had a mulch, stone, or something around the base. I highly doubt the trimming caused the trees to die.
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