We did some extensive cleanup of Live Oak trees over a full four day period as I was concerned on the summer/drought stress they had gone through. During our severe winds, several trees in surrounding area were blown over and on looking a little closer at them I noticed that many blown over trees were carrying a lot of dead weight. So while dead wood is an important part of the local ecology I decided to trim some of the large and long limbs off the trees so as to try and lighten the load – thus, hopefully making them stand up to local storms a little better.

One advantage was the amount of mulch which I spread over rocky area that was also experiencing signs of erosion – time will tell.

After trimming and removal of moss the trees are looking amazing.

Photos showing mulched area which should help slow runoff and supplement this rocky area.

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