Why Fertilize Trees in the Fall?


Trees use a tremendous amount of food and energy throughout the growing season. Trees located within a landscape setting seldom receive their maximum food source requirements. The bigger the tree the bigger the need. Competing with lawns, driveways, patios, structures, and other surrounding plants, hungry tree roots are continuously striving for food sources.


Competing with lawns, driveways, patios, structures, and other surrounding plants, hungry tree roots are continuously striving for food sources.

For years now those with a "green thumb" say fertilizing in the spring is best but that has changed.  Today's tree and landscape enthusiasts have learned that in many cases trees which received fertilizer in the spring have all but exhausted that energy and need more to make it through the winter. Again remember this simple guideline, "the bigger the tree the bigger the need".  


Just think!


We fertilize lawns as much as 8 times a year.

We fertilize flowers as often as twice a month.

How often do we feed our trees?


5 Reasons to Deep Root Fertilize Trees in The Fall:

  1. Extends Tree Life

  2. Improves Vigor

  3. Replaces Exhausted Nutrient Depletion that has been absorbed in the prior growing season.

  4. Focuses on improving important root growth.

  5. Stores slow release nutrients in the Xylem cells as needed for early stage spring uptake.

  6. Have further questions about how best to care for your trees? 

Contact the Tree Doctors at Branch Tree Service today.

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