Friday, July 3, 2009

Got Mulch?

Forest Hills residents volunteered 80+ hours of physical labor over the last two weeks of June to move and spread mulch around trees bordering the Forest Hills park. In coordination with Durham Forester Alex Johnson, FHNA arranged the donation of the mulch from local area power-line tree pruning. Piles of mulch were left on EFHB, University and WFHB. Mulch spread at tree bases reduces the risk of soil/root compaction when cars are parked under the trees. Mulch also helps retain moisture which is beneficial to the trees. At the time of this posting, the spreading of much continues along EFHB, University, and Wilshire.