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Dec 29, Where equipment operation is essential in the oak root zone, install a 6″ thick layer of wood chip mulch to reduce soil compaction. Plant sparingly and away from the tree treecutter.barted Reading Time: 7 mins. Mulch, placed on top of the ground is what native plants prefer; rocks, chipped pine and oak, oak leaves and pine needles and shredded redwood/cedar bark all work fine as mulch (as long as they are used on the right plant). Remember, different plants like different mulch!
1. Don't use a cheap substitute. Sep 21, Use the shovel to remove the top layer of grass and soil from around the base of the oak tree.
Place the soil and grass onto the tarp. Remove enough grass and soil so that the mulch layer will be between 2 and 4 inches deep. Leave a 2-inch-wide border around the base of the tree so that the mulch will not come into direct contact with the tree.