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These trees in the forest environment receive a great deal of nutrients from what decomposes into the forest floor.
Chlorophyll is the green substance in leaves that makes photosynthesis possible. Photosynthesis is the process by which trees create their own food from sunlight and water. As days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, deciduous trees in temperate climates take a break from photosynthesis and use the food they have stored for the winter season.
Landscape trees benefit greatly from the deep root application of organic substances that are found in the forest environment.
As chlorophyll vanishes from the leaves in these deciduous trees, we see colors that were already there before, but just not visible. These colors are produced by Carotenoids and Anthocyanins, the same pigments that cause the color of corn, carrots, bananas, apples, grapes, berries, and plums.
So as these Urban landscape trees prepare to hunker down for winter, it’s extremely important that they have the proper nutrients to fight off diseases and pests. Providing their root systems with organic nutrients found in the natural forest environment is extremely beneficial as we head into the dormant season. Call AAA Tree Experts at 704-366-1134 or click here so that we can help you prepare your trees for the winter season.