Community Arborist
                                 Professional Tree Care
        The Classic  18-3-6

Our tree and shrub fertilizer is injected under pressure directly into the plants root zone area. "The Classic", provides an 18-3-6 nutrient rate liquid fertilizer with select micro-nutrients and a 50% slow release nitrogen source to provide a balance of quick release and slow release nitrogen for a safe continuous feeding. The slow release feature resists leaching and provides an 8 - 12 week long nitrogen release. The phosphorus and potassium are readily available for root uptake. Micro-nutrients included are Copper, Iron, Manganese and Zinc which are all necessary for healthy plant growth. In addition, Humic acid is added to stimulate new root growth and enhance nutrient uptake. "The Classic" contains  no salts or chlorides harmful to plants and is manufactured from the highest quality raw materials and micronutrients to assure a safe, reliable and efficient fertilizer. 

Why should I fertilize my trees?
Shade and ornamental trees can be greatly improved by regular tree care including fertilizing. Like all plants, trees are dependent on sunlight, water, air and certain nutrients present in the soil for normal growth. Under forest conditions, the annual fall of leaves and twigs and their decomposition provide a fresh source of nutrients. However, in urban lawns or similar areas, trees are usually denied this source of soil enrichment with leaf collection. Infertile soils often result around new homes when soil is removed for the basement and spread around the new house. Even trees growing in good soil will benefit from fertilization especially where compacted soil or normal root growth may be reduced by sidewalks, driveways or building foundations. Fertilizing trees is also helpful in developing good leaf color, recovering from insect damage or injury, and in simulating general vigor of the tree.
What signs indicate the need to fertilize my trees?
There is no single indicator, however specific conditions like leaves smaller than usual size, presence of light green or off color leaves, ends of branches containing dead twigs, very short elongation of branches during growing season and a general lack of vigor.
When should fertilizer be applied?
Spring is usually the best time to fertilize trees and shrubs making the nutrients available for the current growing season. However, Fall is also an optimal time to fertilize since root growth and uptake continues until early December and will benefit the trees ability to survive winter and be available for the spring growth.
How are trees fertilized?
Several methods can be used from foliar spray, soil surface application to deep root injection. Deep root injection is the preferred method by placing the fertilizer and other nutrients directly in the root zone where they are available for root uptake and reducing burn potential.
What fertilizer do you use and recommend for your customers and why?
We use and recommend the following professional product: