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JD3000

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First tree also has quite a bit of plant bug damage. Anything else at play?

How bout the fertilized tree?
 

macrocarpa

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Ohio
Good eye! I treated the fertilized one for plant bug as well because it was in really rough shape. Customer only wanted to treat 2 of them but after seeing the results now he wants me to treat the rest. I think the plant bugs are about done munching though? Maybe just fert for now and plant bug treatment earlier next spring.
 

JD3000

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Columbus
Adults are still out and about, feeding and laying eggs. Careful with the systemic on honeylocust. Visited by many polinators and the family is known as a good one for bees.
 

JD3000

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Columbus
Perhaps you list your product(s) used and philosophy behind "fertilizing?

Of course, I think you and me have talked bout this already but could start good conversations here re "fert"
 

macrocarpa

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Ohio
I have dabbled over the past 10 years with southern organics, nu-arbor, & doggett products. My conclusion from seeing results is that urban trees benefit greatly if common sense is used to select a mix for each scenario. Especially in newer subdivisions with nothing but sub soils.

What are your thoughts JD?
 

JD3000

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Columbus
Fertwise...I guess I go with run tests everytime.

I've found trees respond quite well to amounts of nutrients that are actually lacking and in amounts well below recommended STANDARDS and practices. Long term, I want big ol mulch rings around trees to reduce if not negate fert use.

Im also intersted in the biology and chemistry found in forest soils vs urban and grassy types. Party why I use more humates and compost extracts/my weird secret conconctions than synthetic ferts.

Manganese still exasperates me at times but I deal with pretty lousy sites more often than not and acid prefering woodies.
 
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