Should I Fertilize My Trees?
March 5, 2014
To feed or not to feed my trees? This is a question you may, or may not have, asked yourself at some point during your tenure as a homeowner. If you're not sure of the answer, we'd like to offer up an emphatic "YES".
Trees naturally grow in forest environments. In these environments, nutrients are constantly recycled and made available for the trees. In urban environments, that system breaks down and trees simply don't have the ability to feed themselves as well as they would in a natural environment. Not to mention, there are a lot of things we do as homeowners to make that job harder for trees. Over or under watering, excessive use of synthetic chemicals, construction and soil compaction, to name a few, are situations that cause big problems for our urban trees.
It can be easy to forget that large established trees need maintenance. They might look ok to you, but they could literally be starving right before your eyes. A hungry tree can quickly turn into a hazard tree. Growth becomes weak and brittle, thus more susceptible to breakage and storm damage. The last thing you want to do is lose that large tree that shades your home in July and August!
Now is a great time to plan for your spring tree fertilization. Feeding seasonally with our locally made organic liquid compost extract is a great way to get your trees back to a healthy state. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation!