Oak Tree on Georgia Avenue
in NormalTown, was having some problems. A
few large limbs had died and were posing a threat to those below. The
Soil around the tree was very compacted and Soil Erosion was making
conditions for the tree even worse.
Organic Matter Athens Georgia
soil is nearly devoid of organic matter.
3/8 Inch Screened High Quality Compost
The COMPOST we use for our vertical mulching is produced at our facility in Athens, Georgia. We compost Food (Residuals) Waste and Animal Mortalities.
Inoculating the Soil with Beneficial Microbes
Young Apprentice Brett McConnell
Partially Composted Shredder Mulch
This Local Athens Georgia Mulch is 150 F. No dyes, just Mother Nature making miracles happen!
Time for another mulching. It's been four years.
Same Job 4 Years Later
So as grow the trees, grows the boy :)
5 inches in the path
This Mulch will not wash away! Do it right the first time.
All Natural Mulch
It looks great!
Dry Heat and Bare Soil
With no organic matter covering it's roots, the rain was eroding the soil out from under this large Oak Tree.
We installed 30 yards of our partially composted shredded mulch, at about 5 inches deep, to form this beautiful "No Maintenance" island around this tree.
Care is taken to insure the bark of the tree is not covered with excess mulch. Burying the tree bark can cause problems for the tree.
We also put mulch around this Apple Tree. Looks Great!
Brett McConnell spreads compost under a large Pecan tree in Watkinsville GA.
This is a lower jaw bone of a deer. Which means this Pecan Tree will feed well. We use animal mortalities as part of our feedstock because it makes great compost. There's nothing icky about it, no odor, occasionally we'll find a bone. Most of the time, everything is processed by the bacteria. Yum!
Trees Watkinsville Georgia
In a few months a new home will set in front of this tree. The foundation will be dug maybe as close as twenty feet from it's base. By Vertical Mulching with our screened compost and applying a three inch blanket of compost, where most of the root zone damage will occur; the tree and it's root system, will be better prepared for the loss of roots.
Brett McConnell Practicing Arborist
I am so proud of my son Brett! He is a very hard worker, loves being outside and working with nature. Protecting trees and making our Earth's Biosphere a little healthier, is something to smile about :)
Saving Trees and Soil
The soil has been eroding away in this area for years. The large oak tree next to the house has been suffering. Roots have been exposed, the ground is compacted and lacking pore space for water to infiltrate and oxygen and CO2 to exchange. In other words, the tree can't breathe or get a good drink when it rains. The result is a stressed out tree.