1. Ensure adequate above and below ground space
  2. Water regularly and replenish mulch as it decomposes
  3. Protect trees from physical damage such as lawn mowers hitting the base
  4. Protect tree and roots during home renovations or construction
  5. Do not apply salt near trees in winter
  6. Never tie, nail or attach anything to the trunk or branches
  7. Leave your leaves - they are the best natural fertilizer
  8. Keep your eye out for early signs of pests or disease
  9. Use natural alternatives to chemical pesticides
  10. Use only proper pruning methods - consult a qualified arborist