fertilizer

what type of fertilizer for trees ( I have a sunset maple, a little leaf linden and a copper beach) would provide the fastest growth? I live in northern ohio
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

"Hi,

Thanks for writing. The answer really depends on your soil. If you have good, rich soil, a fertilizer may not help much, if at all. If your soil is lacking one nutrient more than others, you'd want to find a fertilizer that has a high amount of that nutrient.

Your Lucas County Cooperative Extension Service should be able to give you more information about testing your soil; they may even be able to do it for you. Contact them at: http://lucas.osu.edu/

One note: Fertilizing your trees to get them to grow faster can also make them weaker and more susceptible to injury from wind, winter ice, pests, and diseases.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com "


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