Trees and shrubs are often forgotten when it comes time to fertilize the yard.  Young trees, especially those with a trunk diameter of less than six inches, will benefit from regular application of fertilizer.

Ask these questions to help determine if your trees would benefit from additional nutrients:

  • How much annual growth do you see? Most young trees average about 12 to 18 inches of new shoot growth each year; older trees have less
  • Is your tree growing less than expected?
  • Has the color, size or amount of foliage changed over the past few years?
  • Has the tree recently had disease or insect problems?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your trees might benefit from fertilization