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2 hours ago, EdwardC said:

Mix up the wood chip with the green waste to make it go further.

Ah yes. Good idea. Now that sounds like a jolly good plan. I will try that and mix in a bit of biochar as recommended by a few specialists who seem to know what they are talking about when it comes to veteran tree management. Cheers.

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19 hours ago, Peasgood said:

Most green waste I’ve seen is full of plastic, glass and foil.

Check the quality before accepting it.

Saves time on yr housing estate areas- soon as fresh chip goes down its covered in plastic, glass and foil in a week :P k

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To mulch or not to mulch?

 

This Cedar is still growing an average of 2 inches a year circumference of bole/trunk,  the size of girth is over 8 metres. Not too much heavy traffic on root system, though mowing and foot traffic is occasional. 

 

Ivy is currently getting closer and closer to the tree on the front side of the bank which is now covered in ivy, brambles, etc.. In May/June time it shows signs of the new shoots browning, especially with dry spells being more frequent at this time these days. 

 

The idea was to cut out a mulch circle to the drip line and mulch under the tree with the idea to remove the grass and undergrowth in this area, giving the tree more option for water and nutrient take up. 

 

Anyone able to advise or give opinion on what they think is best?

 

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If you get some time on your hands you may find good info here

 

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3 hours ago, nepia said:

If you get some time on your hands you may find good info here

 

Thanks for that. I read through some of the first pages and the later pages, will have more of a read. But yes good info on there. :thumbup1:

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To mulch or not to mulch?
 
This Cedar is still growing an average of 2 inches a year circumference of bole/trunk,  the size of girth is over 8 metres. Not too much heavy traffic on root system, though mowing and foot traffic is occasional. 
 
Ivy is currently getting closer and closer to the tree on the front side of the bank which is now covered in ivy, brambles, etc.. In May/June time it shows signs of the new shoots browning, especially with dry spells being more frequent at this time these days. 
 
The idea was to cut out a mulch circle to the drip line and mulch under the tree with the idea to remove the grass and undergrowth in this area, giving the tree more option for water and nutrient take up. 
 
Anyone able to advise or give opinion on what they think is best?
 
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Mulch it and stuck some mycorrizhae in the mulch will work a dream.

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4 hours ago, OakStag said:
On 11/02/2019 at 15:42, AJStrees said:
To mulch or not to mulch?
 
This Cedar is still growing an average of 2 inches a year circumference of bole/trunk,  the size of girth is over 8 metres. Not too much heavy traffic on root system, though mowing and foot traffic is occasional. 
 
Ivy is currently getting closer and closer to the tree on the front side of the bank which is now covered in ivy, brambles, etc.. In May/June time it shows signs of the new shoots browning, especially with dry spells being more frequent at this time these days. 
 
The idea was to cut out a mulch circle to the drip line and mulch under the tree with the idea to remove the grass and undergrowth in this area, giving the tree more option for water and nutrient take up. 
 
Anyone able to advise or give opinion on what they think is best?
 
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Mulch it and stuck some mycorrizhae in the mulch will work a dream.

Paid for mycorrizhae as an ameliorant is snake oil and quackery.

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4 hours ago, EdwardC said:

Paid for mycorrizhae as an ameliorant is snake oil and quackery.

If you've got an opinion, don't be shy in expressing it! :lol:

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