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Don't Feed a
Tree That Isn't Hungry
|Fall may have the
slight edge over the
spring for fertilizing. But no matter when you fertilize, how
can you know if you should fertilize at all?
your mature trees appear healthy
and have never been fertilized, don't start now.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
And don't fertilize simply because you think it's the right
thing to do.
look for signs of malnutrition.
Is the foliage light green and the
annual shoot growth poor?
there an excessive amount of dead wood on
the tree? Is the foliage sparse? If so, the plant may benefit from some
|Fertilize the trees in the fall after
the leaves drop or in early spring before the buds begin to swell but
after the ground has thawed.
Robert Gough, Montana State
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