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Deep Root Feeding

Serving Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville and Surrounding Areas

In a forest, trees create their own food or natural fertilizer by shedding their leaves in the fall and by branches naturally decaying on the forest floor. In urban environments such as Toronto and Mississauga, the leaves and branches are cleaned up leaving nothing to return to the soil. Other plants and grasses are also competing for the soil’s nutrient content. Nutrient deficiencies in urban landscapes are one of the leading causes of tree and shrub problems. Without supplying proper nutrients to your tree it becomes more susceptible to common pests and diseases which can result in the decline of the tree, slow healing, dieback, stunted growth and in some cases eventual death to the tree.

Rooted Tree Services offers a deep root fertilization program with slow release nitrogen that ensures your tree gets the nutrients it requires. This deep root fertilizer will encourage healthy deep root growth, promote healing of wounds and prune cuts and aid the tree in fighting insects and disease. Deep Root Feeding can be done on almost all trees and shrubs, even cedars.

How it is done: A qualified arborist will select an area around your trees and shrubs that need to be fed. He will then drill roughly 18” holes harmlessly into the ground with a gas powered auger. A commercial granular fertilizer will be inserted into the holes at the proper depth. This slow release fertilizer is very high in nitrogen and will provide between 1-3 years of fertilization. When properly done by a qualified Rooted Tree Services arborist, you can vastly improve the health of your tree system. Please also be aware that if the feeding is not handled by a professional that you run the risk of burning your lawn and hurting your trees.

Let Rooted Tree Services introduce you to the increasingly popular and important practice of Deep Root Feeding and enjoy healthier and more beautiful trees and shrubs!


Some of the work performed in arboriculture is very hazardous, and should only be conducted by experienced arborists, with the proper training, and equipment.
Did you know the homeowner is responsible for accidents that happen on your property?
This is why you should always ask to see your arborist’s Proof of Insurance Certificate and WSIB Clearance Certificate.
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