Trees in urban and suburban environments are often under high stress conditions due to low moisture availability, soil compaction, physical damage, nearby construction, and competition from turf and nearby trees and shrubs. Fertilizer applications may reduce, but cannot eliminate, environmental stresses such as these. It is important to keep newly planted trees watered and pruned and to keep weeds away from their bases to avoid excess stress.
The best indication as to the health of your tree will be a soil test, but yellowing leaves can be an indicator that your soil is missing a nutrient that your tree needs to thrive.
Trees require nutrients to live and thrive. When one or more of these nutrients are deficient in the soil, the tree will not reach its full landscape potential, will be more susceptible to disease and insect problems, and will have a shorter life than a similar, well-fertilized tree. The nutrients required by all plants, including trees, can be divided into two groups: macronutrients and micronutrients, based upon the quantity necessary for growth. Macronutrients are required by plants in larger quantities than micronutrients.
Hometown Tree Experts employees undergo training to identify fertilization issues with trees along with picking the best route for results. We can also assist with pest issues such as tent caterpillars or beetles that could harm the longevity of your trees.
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