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Fertilising Trees

March 11, 2008

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Fertilising trees refers to the practice of adding supplemental nutrients (chemical elements) required for normal growth and development. You can’t ” feed” a tree, since trees produce their own sugar via photosynthesis, for which they use nutrients as part of the process. A reasonably fertile soil will have enough nutrients to satisfy the requirements of […]

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Mulch for trees

March 2, 2007

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Peoples awareness of the potential benefits to gardens of using mulch has increased markedly over the past few decades. With the recent limitations imposed on domestic water resources and the implications for water use in the garden, plant moisture stress caused by drought is becoming an increased cause of tree decline. Mulch is gaining attention […]

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Watering mature trees

October 27, 2006

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Mature trees can have large water requirements and may lose up to hundreds of litres of water daily through their leaves, especially in hot and/or windy weather. Trees will experience stress if insufficient soil water is available for use by the tree to replace the water lost through the leaves. Continued stress can lead to […]

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