In urban settings, trees are forced to grow in conditions which often lack naturally occurring nutrients important to vigor and good health. Fallen leaves, for example, are usually removed before they can decay. Decaying leaves and other organic matter supply roots with essential nutrients and microbes that help rebuild the soil. This helps to keep your tree’s root system healthy.
Fertilizers attempt to put back into the soil what urbanization and weather take out. However, fertilization can be a delicate balance. Incorrect fertilization can be just as damaging as no fertilization.
ISA Certified Arborists at Tree Shepherds design fertilization schedules according to your tree’s needs. Call us today to set up an appointment to have your tree and landscape inspected by a Plant Health Care expert.