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Old 06-28-2009, 09:02 AM
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trees died

I have a situation where there are about 200 trees on a property 1-2 years old which were all fertilized last fall. The homeowner thought it would be a good idea to fertilize again this spring and hired another company to do so. All of the maples lost there leaves a month or less later and look like they are dead. A half dozen or so concolors and fir's turned dead over night. All of these trees had new growth on them prior to the season. So the owner wants me to warranty the trees and I am stuck between a rock and hard place. I believe the trees were put into shock with overfertilized. What do you think? How do you prove it?
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:25 PM
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The only way I can think of proving the overfertilization theory is to see if the roots had gotten burned. Which means you would have to dig them up. Is this a viable option? I don't know, it wouldn't be for me. Where exactly is this at? I know of a similar issue near one of my customers. PM me with any questions.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:27 PM
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I believe the trees were put into shock with overfertilized. What do you think? How do you prove it?

Same with chemical damage. Tissue sample and send it to a lab for testing.
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