Trees

Asked October 7, 2018, 9:12 PM EDT

Is this a good time to put peat moss around young trees ?

Deschutes County Oregon

1 Response

Hi there,

This can be a good time to mulch around trees and other woody plants, but I don't recommend peat moss. Peat moss will soak up all the water and prevent water from getting to the roots of your plants. I recommend this publication on mulching.

https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/ec1629.pdf

If you have further questions, I recommend calling the Deschutes County Extension office and asking for the Plant Clinic.

Best, Nicole