looks like its feeding on the ground up remains of it's kinfolk too!
I am not a professional tree man. I just take it seriously and it has paid off by helping me supplement my income while my wife was in school. I really like trees and I do tree work for other people now because I want to help them take care of trees more than I need the money. Not saying that I don't like additional income.There's an old saying, that you're not
The tailors kids go naked
Cobblers kids go shoeless
I did pull the mulch back from the tree but I have left it over the roots. It helps keep the moisture from evaporating and it helps to keep the squirrels from chewing on the roots. Those rats always dig into the roots and chew some off.Mulch off the flare is essential; let's all agree on that.
Off the root zone? That depends.