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