is the best fertilizer to give your trees. By applying compost several times per year to
your trees you are insuring strong healthy trees. Compost also encourages earthworms and
healthy soil. Tree root system will be able to absorb the energy which compost provides.
Methods of application
Compost can be applied to trees in several ways.
1....layered application. You can apply a fine layer (about 1 inch thick) then another
inch of mulch. Best mulch is made from your own tree! Let any leaves, needles alone that
fall on the ground. Chipped wood is ok too. Ask your local tree company if they would
bring you wood chips and for how much. Make sure they bring you only the wood chips and
not junk, bottles, etc.
2....vertical composting. You can apply compost to your sick trees and to
trees too by drilling a hole every 3 feet in a circle around the tree starting at about
three ft out from the trunk and every three feet and going around the tree in a spiral.
Instead of drilling a hole (about 1 or 2 inches wide), you can use a post hole digger and
dig down about 1 or two feet. Apply compost into these holes then mulch over the whole
area with a good mulch.
3....make sure your compost is rich in rock dust if not then apply rock dust to each hole as
Another method which I also would recommend to you is tree vents. This allows the
regular application of either compost, rock dust or natural fertilizer to the trees root
system as well as for the regular application of enzymes, elixirs such as
Nitron A-35 or