Fertilizing and Soil Improvements
The average urban tree only lives between 19 and 28 years, that’s a far cry from the potential age of many native species. Think about the loss in terms of environmental, economic and aesthetic deficit and the magnitude grows even more.
Compare our urban soils to the soil found in a forest environment. Soil in an undisturbed forest environment is considered to be in its best natural state. The porous soil allows required water and air down to the root systems and the biodiversity of animals in the soil and the organic duff layer creates sustainable soil for trees. Soil compaction is the most common problem for trees in urban areas.