10 Myths about Trees

Here at Invest from the Ground Up headquarters, we hear a lot of tree myths floating around.   Read on to learn about some common misconceptions about trees. Myth 1:  Anyone can plant a tree correctly! Truth:  It’s true anyone can plant a tree, but to growing a healthy tree that can provide you with optimal benefits requires thoughtful care. Right from the start, it’s important to choose the right tree for the right place, to use proper planting techniques and to prove adequate care for it. For example, providing structural pruning consistently in the first 3-5 years will result in a stronger, healthier tree with less maintenance costs as the tree ages.  Click here for additional information about proper planting and maintenance. Myth 2: Trees require too much water. Truth: Trees do require water, however probably not as much as you think─ The San Diego Urban Region Council reports that most San Diego area trees only require about $10 worth of water each year. It also depends on the species. There are many beautiful drought tolerant trees to choose from such as the California Sycamore, Crape Myrtle and Jacaranda. In addition, for most trees it is mostly critical to water them in their early years and during the summer months. See our Waterwise brochure for more tips. Myth 3:  Lots of mulch is good. Truth:  Mulch is important as...

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