Should I put lawn clippings at the base of my tree?

Just like us, trees breathe.  They do this through their leaves (stomata), roots and trunk/branches (lenticells).  Therefore, when we place grass clippings or mulch at the base of a tree, it is IMPORTANT to ensure the base/trunk is free of material (e.g. grass/mulch) and that we don't place too much upon the tree roots in one go.  Trees are often noted for their ability to adapt to the environment.  However, we recommend no more than between 100-150mm (grass clippings or mulch) to be placed at the base of any tree (to be within the adaption/tolerance levels of most species).

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