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Human-Caused Problems

The problems trees experience most frequently are caused by people, not pests. They include:

  1. lawn mower/string trimmer damage.
  2. planting too deep.
  3. mulch piled high up against the trunk.
  4. poor pruning, resulting in large tears or leaving stubs.
  5. too much water.
  6. too much fertilizer.
  7. planting in highly compacted soil.