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Old 07-07-2010, 09:23 PM
Baldy217 Baldy217 is offline
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Gravel against tree trunk

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.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:41 AM
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Sure you can,,,If you apply weed barrier fabric under.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:47 PM
Eric E Eric E is offline
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From a certified Arborist...I wouldn't.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:31 AM
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Why?....What makes gravel any different than the dirt that trees naturally grow in?..
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:32 AM
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There's no food in the rocks would be my guess...
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:28 AM
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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...
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