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Fall Tree Care

October 3, 2012

Weekly ag column by Mike Boersma County Extension Educator with the U of M Extension Service in Murray and Pipestone Counties
As we transition from summer into fall, this is a great time to ensure the trees in your landscape are healthy and ready for winter. The most important step in this, especially this year, may be to provide adequate water for the trees during the fall months. If the surrounding lawn was brown and dormant for much of the summer, there is a good chance the trees are in need of water as well. This is especially true for younger trees with immature root systems. These trees would benefit from regular, deep watering this fall prior to the ground freezing.



Depending on environmental conditions, some trees may benefit from additional fertilizer as well. Trees only need to be fertilized if the soil is deficient in a particular nutrient. If trees are surrounded by lawn that receives fertilizer regularly, the trees often receive enough as well. The best way to determine if trees would benefit from additional fertilizer is to have the soil tested. Soil testing kits are available at the local Extension Office.



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