Tree Fertilization

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Old 04-29-05, 06:21 AM
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Tree Fertilization

Hi, I have a good size of trees (mostly White Pines and Douglas Fir) and shrub in my property. Before I decide whether to hire a professional or do-it-myself to carry out the fertilization task, I'd like to gain a little knowledge on what's involved in trees/shrub fertilization. In gereral, what is used to fertilize trees/shrub? Is any special tools needed to carry out this task? Is deep root fertilization any difference than regular fertilization? Do I need to know what to use and amount to use based on the type of trees/shrub? Please advise. Thanks!
 
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Old 05-01-05, 04:46 PM
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The best time to feed a tree is December, a general broadcast of balanced fertilizer out to 50% beyond the canopy at the rate for grass. Mature or large trees don't necessarily require feeding. If these trees are more than 10 feet tall, I doubt there is much point in feeding them.

My large, blooming shrubs have feeding spikes. Other shrubs are fed differently, depeding upon what they are.
 
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