Nutrition of Trees and Soil in Various Ways
Fertilization (glut nourishment)
Amendments (more of the same goodies)
interferes with these natural functions, he creates a
biological nightmare that he and his trees become slaves
to, unless he chooses to wake up from this bad dream.
natural healthy state for a tree is to let it grow to its
full reproductive state and natural beauty. In the Urban
setting, the nutrient rich top soils are scraped away to
set a foundation and construct a home. As part of the
landscape process, building debris and waste is dumped or
poured on the ground, then buried and covered up. Man
intervenes with landscaping, crowding the trees with
shrubbery and grass. When finished it is called: “Home
exerted a great crushing pressure on his once beautiful
delicate trees. In the process the tree trunks are gauged,
debarked, roots trampled and limbs torn off and broken.
The damaged trunk cell walls and delicate vascular tissue
has suffered tissue injury and construction stress. Man
proceeds with inadvertent pruning, chopping and hacking
off limbs without design, regard or concern for sanitary
hygiene for his trees, to most efficiently transfer
disease inoculums from one tree to another. Thank God he
does not carve up the Thanksgiving Turkey with his pruning
tools. This would be grounds for spousal murder.
injured, brutalized and infected patient tries to deal
with the tough rigors of day to day survival the best it
knows how, its caretaker decides it’s lunchtime. A
cocktail first, Vermouth (Insecticide) Gin (Fungicide)
misted over the entire tree for the effects of a fresh
cooling shower, always best before lunch. For the first
course and amendments, hearty vegetable soup of broth
(liquid N) salt (K) and pepper (P), but there seems to be
something missing. Where is the substance? Where is the
beef? Meat (Ca & Mg), potatoes (S), carrots (Zn an Mn),
green beans (B & Cu), onions (Se &Mo), and corn (Co, V
&Ni); all part of the diet. The caretaker has just piled
enough addicting, substance-less junk food around his
trees and landscape to last for twelve months.
patient, now a drug addict, is rushed to emergency,
suffering from a drug overdose. Infection (anthracnose,
fusarium) sets in and mega doses of drugs (fungicides) are
administered to the weak and dying patient. Now in its
immunes compromised state, the tree doctor (Lawn &Tree
Man) prescribes more vegetable soup (broth, salt and
pepper). The patient’s lab test indicates anemia so a STAT
blood transfusion (iron) is ordered. As the infection
become critical, more drugs (fungicides; electrolytes and
nutrient infusion) are prescribed. A skin carcinoma
(browning and scorched leaf tips) develops and begins to
spread. A transplant is ordered by the doctor, but too
late; the patient dies of addiction and drug overdose.
Meanwhile the disease-contaminated body fluids were spread
by man’s surgical tools to other once healthy green trees
and an epidemic begins among the rest of the immune
compromised suburb residents.
nightmare plagues not only the tree and landscape
industry; it is equally frightening to the agricultural
and other related industries. Is there a way out of this
bad dream? .............. Yes !
Balanced nutrition and appropriate tree care.