How much mulch should I apply around a tree?

To insure trees are healthy and long lived, proper mulching is extremely important. By following simple mulching guidelines, you will help to minimize injury to the tree trunk and roots, maintain soil moisture, control weeds, and improve soil quality, all of which will extend the life of the tree. However, too much mulch around a tree can be detrimental. Download the City's mulching guidelines (PDF) for guidance.

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1. Who owns the trees and the treelawn?
2. Whose responsibility is it to maintain the treelawn?
3. Whose responsibility is it to maintain trees on the treelawn?
4. Who pays for the trees that are planted on the treelawn?
5. Is there any way residents can get a larger or older tree planted if their tree-lawn tree is scheduled to be replaced?
6. When issues arise on the treelawn such as damage, danger posed by a tree, or when other questions arise, whom should I contact?
7. There is a downed limb blocking the sidewalk, street or driveway apron. Can the Public Works Department help?
8. Where can I get wood chips from the City?
9. How much mulch should I apply around a tree?
10. The neighbor's tree branches are hanging in my yard. Can I trim them?
11. What is the City's tree pruning program?