What is the purpose of pine stand fertilization?
A herbaceous release treatment is usually applied in the first or second growing season of pines. It is very important that trees be able to establish their root system. An early herbaceous treatment can suppress noxious weeds and competition and allow the pine trees to take advantage of the moisture and minerals in the soil, thus allowing the pine trees to get a jump on competition.
Alternatives to Traditional Fertilizer
Over the course of the last few years, fertilizer prices have nearly tripled due to the rising price of fuel, and there is no end in site to these rising costs. Accordingly, our future interests include the application of alternative and organic fertilizers, which we can use in the place of more expensive fertilizers.
With changing markets, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of innovation and stay abreast of alternate methods of forestry fertilization. Research has been conducted on several different raw materials ranging from biosolids, to mill sludge, to poultry litter. Although these methods are not commonly used in the forest industry, we can work with land owners, forestry consultants, and other research experts to attain the desired results.