Although trees produce their own food, they require an abundant supply of raw materials from which to manufacture the carbohydrates needed for life and growth. In the forest, normal processes of decomposition renew the available supply of organic elements in the soil. However, trees in an urban environment may suffer from nutrient deficiencies because the leaves, your tree's natural nutrient source, often are removed during regular maintenance. As a result, the trees on your property are forced to compete with turf and other vegetation for the remaining nutrient supply and water. This coupled with stress from drought, compacted soils and root space infringement may cause health problems.
Fertilizer is vital for maintaining the health and beauty of your landscape. Like all living things, plants require nutrients in order to grow healthy and maintain resistance to diseases, insect infestations, and drought. They receive a greater benefit from systematic feeding than from almost any other single help we can give them.
The Kerry’s Tree Service fertilization program incorporates the JTM Nutrients line of products comprised of the finest "Plant Derived" organic materials combined with the finest synthetic plant nutrients, an approach that gives the best of both worlds: excellent, predictable plant and soil response while also being environmentally sustainable and proactive.
This allows trees, plants and turf to use all available nutrients much more efficiently, providing for a reduction in the amounts of fertilizer required. This is because in healthy soils, the nutrients are assimilated and held in the root zone by the beneficial microbes. Efficiency is created by keeping the nutrients where the plant can use them and reduces runoff, leaching and evaporation. The beneficial soil micro-organisms also break down toxins and chemical residues in the soil leaving it cleaner and greener.
It gets greener still. Your now healthier plants (due to healthier soil) are more resistant to diseases and pests so that fewer fungicides, herbicides and insecticides are needed. This approach is more than sustainable, it is regenerative, and actually reverses the damage done by the overuse of typical fertilizers and animal bi-products.
In 1972, Kerry Ray started his journey in tree trimming by pruning the trees at his rental house in Reseda, California. He then volunteered to help his LAPD motor officer partner, Randy, trim his parents Ash tree. So, they went out and bought a Homelite chainsaw, climbing gear and a black/orange trucker's rope...