How Fertilization Benefits Tree Health and Root Systems
In this informative and engaging video, ISA Certified Arborists Cory Herpel and Wes Rivers delve into the world of tree care, shedding light on practical ways to support trees as they navigate the challenges of a long, hot, and dry summer. As the seasons transition to fall, viewers are invited to explore the critical importance of fall fertilization in nurturing the health and longevity of their cherished trees.
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The discussion kicks off with an emphasis on the significance of fall as an opportune time for tree fertilization. The experts explain that when fertilizer is applied to the ground during this season, it lasts for an impressive five to six months. This ensures continuous nourishment for the roots throughout the approaching winter months. This is true even in regions where soil temperatures do not dip drastically. The roots are diligently fertilized. Which lays the foundation for healthier, more resilient trees in the spring.
The heart of the conversation centers on the unique advantages of fall fertilization. As the trees cease active growth during this period, they have the exceptional capacity to accumulate essential energy reserves. Unlike the dormant winter or the rapid growth periods in spring and summer, fall offers a relatively static yet crucial phase during which trees can efficiently store the energy they need to thrive in the seasons to come.
The experts illustrate the symbiotic relationship between the timing of fertilization and the tree’s energy utilization throughout the year. Winter is a low-energy period. Spring and summer demand significant expenditure to facilitate new root, shoot growth, and fruit production. Fall stands out as the ideal time to build up the “bank account” of energy reserves for the tree. By investing in fall fertilization, tree owners empower their green companions to better cope with the challenges that lie ahead.
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