HOLD THE FERTILIZERby Kantzer Tree Services on 10/28/18
Fall is a great time to plant trees. It gives them a chance to establish roots without the heat issues of summer. Resist the urge to start fertilizing until the tree has a good opportunity to establish roots though. Most soils have sufficient nutrients to get the tree started and until the tree has a chance to increase root/soil volume, your fertilizer is wasted. Fertilizer at this time can also increase the salinity of the soil and hinder the trees ability to take up water, which is a much bigger factor in tree mortality at this point in it’s life.