Deep Root Fertilization

Deep Root Fertilization, Deep Root Soil Amendment, Charlotte, NC

To Preserve the Beauty, Strength and Longevity of Trees/Shrubs

Because of limited root space and poor soil conditions, trees in urban settings often require deep root fertilization (deep root soil amendment). Through introducing fertilizer and nutrient rich products to your soil, we provide your trees and shrubs with the nutrients they need to prepare them for the upcoming growing season and to attain their full growth and aesthetic potential. This procedure will preserve the beauty, strength and longevity of your trees and shrubs.

Deep Root Fertilization, Charlotte, NC

AAA TREE EXPERTS applies professionally customized fertilizer treatments to meet the specific needs of the soil to maximize your trees’ health. Fertilization treatments should be repeated every year (yearly maintenance contracts are available). When problems such as severe root damage, soil compaction or other health deficiencies are present, we recommend an increase in the frequency of treatments in order to AVOID reduction of overall plant growth, and eventually, plant death.

Regular deep root fertilization will improve soil conditions around the roots, increasing the absorption of water, while decreasing runoff and erosion. Roots will thrive when oxygen, nutrients and moisture are supplied. This allows for a rapid recovery and improved environmental conditions around and within the root area.

Fall Deep Root Fertilization?

Deep Root Soil Amendment, Root Fertilization, Charlotte, NC

Amend the soil where your tree and shrub roots exist this fall. We often mistakenly think of fertilization as something that should only be applied during the active growing season when in reality roots are currently taking up nutrients that will help them to resist disease and maintain vigor. Excess nutrients are stored and immediately available in the spring which is highly valuable to the tree and reduces the chances of stress which in time can lead to decline, failure, and death.

AAA Tree Experts uses a combination of worm castings (extremely nutrient rich) as well as a Sea Kelp fertilizer. We don’t bombard your trees and shrubs with excessive amounts of nitrogen which can be more harmful than helpful.

Charlotte seems to be the land of the overgrown willow oaks.These are a faster growing oak that often has poor attachment points and we frequently see willow oak branches or whole trees fail.

Cambistat is a plant growth regulator that can increase the chance of coexisting with your mature tree for an extended period of time. It can also lessen the frequency of needed pruning, which is kind of a bummer for our climbers, but good for your pocket book.

How Do You Know if Your Trees Need Deep Root Fertilization?

Deep Root Fertilization Service, Charlotte, NC

Deep root feeding (fertilization) is not always a necessary treatment, especially if you have healthy soil. Here are some circumstances that actually require this treatment:

  1. A tree that is growing in very compacted soil. Nutrients and water are less likely to penetrate the soil and reach the root zone. Standard lawn fertilizers can’t penetrate the compact soil to reach the root zone and some nutrients are lost to competing grass roots.
  2. Trees that are not able to get enough nutrients from their surrounding area. In most urban and suburban areas tree leaves (nature’s way to fertilize the trees) are removed every fall.
  3. The branches and leaves of your tree show any signs of growth stress or severe root damage has occurred (which could be a serious sign for several health problems). Deep root feeding will help those struggling trees by replenishing depleted soil.

Deep root fertilization (typically administered in the spring or fall) is a process where a high quality organic nutrient solution (containing macronutrients, micronutrients and important trace minerals) is injected into the root zone of trees under pressure, which also helps aerate the root system.

If a you suspect that a tree is in need of deep root feeding, a professional consultation with our arborists can quickly determine if treatment is necessary.

Tree Root Damage


Please Call 704-366-1134 or SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT on-line with an AAA TREE EXPERTS Arborist. A consultation with our arborist is FREE OF CHARGE. We will do a complete inspection to determine if a course of action is required. If there is a few indications of your soil nutrient deficiency, we will perform a soil analysis in order to provide appropriate nutrients.