#1. Never fertilize trees with chemical fertilizers. Use only certified organic products..
#2. Trees require regular watering. Use a drip system whenever possible.
Avoid watering trunk of tree. Trees are just like women; they love slow deep watering.
#3. Always use filtered or solarized or well water. Never use straight city water as it may contain chlorine or some other chemical that can poison the trees. See Garden Filter page (coming soon) or ask me.
#4. Allow time for trees to recover. The bigger the tree, the longer it will take to recover.
#5. Raise the energy level of the tree thru the addition of compost rich in trace minerals and bacteria. Trees love rock Dust!
#6. Know the law of cause and effect. Control the cause and you control the effects. Trees with high energy levels are not attacked by pests.
#7. Don't cut down trees. Ask a professional to do that.
#8. Learn your trees. Plant only trees that will grow in your area. Give your favorite tree a name.
#9. Protect trees from dogs. Dog urine is very acidic and will injure the tree's root system.
#10. Cultivate the soil regularly. The soil will get packed so that water and air may not reach the roots. While you do not need to turn the soil over, it would be good to use a pointed tool to punch a hole into the ground at least 1 or 2 feet deep. This will allow air to reach down as well as by placing compost into it, also allow nutrition to reach root systems. Tree vents are excellent for this use.
#11. Mulch. Provide plenty of mulch. Not more then 2 or three inches and never touching trunk.
#12. Protect trees from people!
#13. Do not poison the soil. Avoid spilling gasoline, paint, salt etc...
#14. Remove any tight wire supports as this will strangle the tree as it
#15. Plant ground covers. They make a great living mulch which conserves water.
#16 If you are having a tree pest or disease problem, I suggest that you join Club IG and get The Invisible Gardener to help you now! You will get the natural tree care ebook free when you join.
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