Nature as Teacher (2)

posted; 07/00/06

Root Flare:
Look at how beautiful and striking the root flare is . . .really gorgeous. We don’t see a lot of that in today’s American suburban landscape.

Why is that you ask??? Either (1.) The tree came to the site too low in it’s container or root ball. (2.) Was planted too low. (3.)Mulch-Man there is a whole lotta mulching going on! mulch that is applied and how it is applied really irks me. I wish I could find some of those slides I have where the mulch is piled up a few feet high around the base of a tree. 7 or 8 inches deep in beds-but I digress.

This has to be one of my greatest pet peeves that I see in today’s landscaping practices-whether it be homeowner or professional. Too much mulch !!!! So lets get that under control. For me-give me some great root flare any day.

Categorized as nature

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: