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Q.New Tree Question

Zone Long Island, NY | Anonymous added on July 19, 2021 | Answered

Hello, I am still learning my way around my garden and yard. This tree was planted two years ago and is still young. It’s a flowering plum Tree. Should I be trimming these areas at the bottom off? Also, is it a must that I put new mulch every year around the base?

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Answered on August 9, 2021

I would keep all of these "suckers" at the base pruned off. They will sap nutrients from the existing tree, so you don't want them around.

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Mulching can help, unless your area gets a lot of rainfall. If this is the case, I would not mulch.

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