In addition to insect and disease management, sometimes soil conditions and nutrient availability will limit a tree’s potential for growth and good health. Poor soils can be amended or even replaced to provide a better foundation for the roots to grow, and deep root feeding treatments might provide the essential nutrients the tree needs. Other applications, such as bio-stimulants and root enhancers, as well as mycorrhizae and microbes, can be added to the soil to improve root growth and soil biology.
Trees with a generally pale or yellow color, slow or stunted growth, declining branches, poor fruiting or flowering, or just a general poor appearance can sometimes be addressed by adding fertilizers and other amendments. Have a soil test taken to better address the tree’s individual needs.