Should I fertilize my trees?

Trees for Energy Conservation April 27, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Fertilization can often benefit trees, but not always. Fertilizers should only be applied following a soil test to determine which, if any, nutrients are lacking. The soil test, along with ANSI A300 (Part 2), will provide you with the proper techniques for fertilizer application, including rate and timing if appropriate.


Contact your local Cooperative Extension office for information on how to have your soil tested.  

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.