FERTILIZATION & TREE HEALTH

Proper Nutrition For Your Trees

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Complete Tree and
Shrub Nutrition

A strong, vibrant landscape starts from the ground up. Our fertilization services are designed to breathe new life into your trees, ensuring they flourish and thrive for years to come.

Just like balanced nutrition fuels your body, our fertilization treatments provide the essential nutrients your trees need to stand tall, resist disease, and reach their full potential. 

Discover how our expert team and proven techniques can transform your landscape into a lush haven of healthy trees. Our plant healthcare program takes a multifaceted approach to keeping your trees healthy.

Customized Nutrient Programs

We have carefully selected the best products, and in conjunction with state-of-the-art application equipment, we can provide your trees with a picture-perfect bill of health by:

Identifying nutrient deficiencies in YOUR soil, not your neighbor’s

Addressing your soil’s macro and micronutrient needs

Applying low volume bark applications to deliver nutrients to your tree quickly

Performing trunk applications for added nutrient benefits delivered straight  to your tree

We proudly use Site One, Mirrichi Green, Arborjet, and Quest products for your tree’s fertilization, pest control, and nutritional needs.

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Soil Moisture Management

Just like people, trees rely on a consistent water supply to maintain their health in addition to proper nutrition. Adequate moisture is essential for photosynthesis and other internal processes and plays a critical role in nutrient absorption.

In dry soil conditions, nutrients become inaccessible to tree roots, compounding the issue of dehydration with nutrient deficiency.

Our soil products help keep water right where the tree needs it. This service is especially effective for newly planted trees or trees within commercial/urban environments where soil deficiencies require optimal hydration.

Plant Growth Regulators – PGRs

While the term “growth regulator” makes some people think of a scary unnatural chemical or artificial process, plant growth regulators, or PGRs, are nothing to be afraid of.

Endorsed by the Tree Care Industry Association, PGR products like Shortstop by Arbor Jet are hormones that can significantly contribute to a tree’s health and longevity while addressing growing issues related to space, shading, and more by regulating the tree’s natural biological processes.

Simply put, PGRs are cutting-edge products designed to slow down a tree’s growth, allowing it to reallocate nutrients to other, more vital, biological functions, providing benefits such as:

Wound Closure

Regulated Root Growth

Increased Drought Resistance

Reduced Pruning

Reduced Fertilization

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Regal Tree is one is the most reliable tree service companies in the area.  It is hard to find someone that does what they say they will do.  Such a simple concept - yet so few companies can get it right.  If you are looking for reliable service - call them.

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What PGRs Can Do for Your Yard

Wondering about the practical advantages of PGRs? These are just a few of the possibililities:

Growth control in crowded landscapes

Growth control to avoid shading a pool or deck

Reduced encroachment on utility lines and public spaces

Prevent trees from overshading golf course greens

Controlling growth in rights-of-way and commercial settings

Another important benefit of PGRs is that by controlling the rate of growth, trees are less likely to become unexpected hazards. This means the need for emergency services can be greatly reduced, and people and property are kept safe when severe weather hits.

And if you still need convincing on the benefits of PGRs, we should mention that by managing a tree’s growth, the time and money spent on routine maintenance is greatly reduced.

Who doesn’t like to save a little green, huh?

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Do Trees Really Need Additional Nutrients?

It’s easy to assume that trees don’t need additional nutrients – they don’t need fertilizer in the forest, right? Or maybe you figure that the lawn fertilizer you use is good enough for your trees.

While both ideas seem reasonable, they ignore some key factors.

 

Not All Soils are Created Equal

Trees in the forest do need nutrients, but they receive them naturally through the decay of fallen leaves and other organic materials. As these products break down, they deliver nutrients back to the soil that the trees then take up with their roots.

As for lawn fertilizers, they aren’t necessarily the fertilizer your trees need. And some lawn fertilizers contain herbicides that can severely injure or even kill your trees.

And to complicate matters further – as if we needed to do that – urban and suburban soil throughout the greater South Easton area aren’t ideal for trees and shrubs to begin with. Why? Because the soils used in development and construction generally lack the nutrients our plants need for healthy growth and are too compact to allow roots to grow and absorb nutrients anyway.

 

We're Tree Nutrition Experts

Tree and shrub nutrition isn’t simple. So, when it comes to your tree’s health, it’s important to hire a company with a deep knowledge of plant fertilization combined with the skill and experience necessary to provide the nutrition and moisture management trees and shrubs require. Don't your trees deserve the best?

Why Regal Tree and Shrub Experts?

We know trees, and we know tree nutrition. Our certified arborists and tree care professionals have the knowledge and experience to get your trees and shrubs to maximum health and keep them that way.

Let our team assess your trees’ health and nutrient needs to develop a plan customized for your trees. Our strategies are developed with you in mind, and we always adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

We don’t want to sell you the most expensive solution, just the best solution!

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Are Your Trees Getting the Nutrients They Need?

Call Regal Tree and Shrub Experts today at 774-719-2450. Proudly serving Bristol, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Plymouth counties, Massachusetts, and Providence County, Rhode Island, we’ll assess your tree’s health and provide all the supplemental nutrition they need. Prefer to contact us online? Click one of the buttons below to give us a call or to receive an estimate using our convenient web form.

Frequently Asked Questions

The soil in urban and suburban environments doesn't generally have the nutrient density found in places like forests and rural locations where trees grow naturally. 

That's the reason you should have your soil tested so any nutrient deficiencies can be addressed by adding additional nutrition.

We recommend fertilizing your trees 3 times per year, starting in the spring and applying additional treatment in the summer and the fall.

Your trees' needs change throughout the year, so each application is tailored to specific seasonal requirements.

Call Regal Tree and Shrub Experts at 774-719-2450 to learn how our tree nutrition specialists keep your trees thriving throughout the year!

Unfortunately, no. There are several reasons that most off-the-shelf lawn fertilizers aren't appropriate for trees. In addition to not typically having the correct nutrient balance for trees, lawn fertilizers can contain herbicides that will harm your trees.

Sometimes it's easy to tell if your trees aren’t getting all the nutrition they need. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms that can be a sign your trees need a fertilizer treatment:

  • Stunted growth
  • Bare twigs and a patchy crown
  • Drooping leaves and early leaf drop
  • Stunted fruit and excessive fruit drop

These are all signs your trees don’t have enough energy or available nutrients to maintain vigorous growth.

But remember, other conditions can cause these symptoms too. A professional evaluation by a certified arborist is the best way to rule out insect pests, diseases, or environmental and cultural issues that could be causing trees’ declining health.

Absolutely! Plant growth regulators (PGRs), also referred to as "tree growth regulators," are hormone products that work with a plant's natural biology to regulate physiological processes. 

PGRs are a powerful tool we use to keep your trees healthy, reduce their maintenance, and keep them a beautiful part of your property.

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