LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT
Lawnmowers, snowplows, and other lawn and garden equipment can severely
injure trunks, branches and roots of trees. These injuries van be as serious as
those caused by heavy construction equipment.
Be careful not to run into your trees with lawn and garden equipment.
To prevent accidentally injuring young trees with lawn mowers, grass should
be kept away from the tree trunks. You may wish to keep the grass pulled or to
remove the sod. Don't use chemicals to kill the grass!
LAWN AND GARDEN CHEMICALS
Fertilizers and pesticides can either help or harm your trees. It all
depends upon how and where you use them. Beware of the philosophy that "if
a little is good, a lot will be better".
Herbicides (weed killers) can kill your trees. Even when herbicides are
properly applied the chemicals may drift through the air and injure non-target
plants. Avoid excessive use of commercial fertilizer-herbicide mixtures near
trees, because toxic amounts of herbicides may be absorbed by tree roots.
Recently transplanted trees are especially susceptible to herbicide injury.
Be careful in your choice of lawn and garden chemicals, and use them ONLY in
the precise manner recommended on the label.
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