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Old 05-27-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Any kind of "plant food" or tricks to help baby trees grow?
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Any kind of "plant food" or tricks to help baby trees grow?
That's like asking "can you make your child grow faster?"...

The answer is no......

You just have to give the tree proper care and let nature take its course...
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well, it might be a stupid question... but it applies to flowers and veggitables... certain plant foods and fertilizers will make roses grow bigger and tomatoes grow larger.... Who knows...
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Penna
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Siberian Pea trees will have the effect you are looking for.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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Well, it might be a stupid question... but it applies to flowers and veggitables... certain plant foods and fertilizers will make roses grow bigger and tomatoes grow larger.... Who knows...
No, its not a stupid question...

Rereading what I wrote it looks like I came off w/a smart aleck answer which is not what I meant.

I just meant that I'm sure there are spikes, fertilizers, etc. etc that you can use which can keep your tree in optimum health.....
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: S.E. US
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No, its not a stupid question...

Rereading what I wrote it looks like I came off w/a smart aleck answer which is not what I meant.

I just meant that I'm sure there are spikes, fertilizers, etc. etc that you can use which can keep your tree in optimum health.....
It's a good question. There are a few ways you can maximize growth and I have a concentrate food that is super for that. I'll look it up and send you the name of it. I think accelerating growth has a lot to do also with the type of tree. Some are just naturally slow growing, so results would be slower in showing up. Others might give you quicker success, if they're fast growing to begin with.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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Some varieties of trees grow much faster than others, but all you can really do is optimize the growing conditions.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Any kind of "plant food" or tricks to help baby trees grow?
Well, you got to give more details than that. First what type of trees is it and what is your climate from your area.

Many trees like Oaks and other hardwoods might be more slow growing than others. Fast growing trees would be your Cottonwoods, Willows, Alders , etc. I don't agree with dumping miracle grow and other Salt/Chemical based fertilizers on any tree. Try first the natural approach by innoculating your trees roots with the proper Mycorrhizae which is found on their roots out in nature. It acts as an extension of the feeder root system and believe me there will be a noticable differene in a couple of years. Just be patient.

Here's a California website you can use for educating yourself on the natural way of care for plants. This company is a California Native Plants nursery , but they explain very effectively how healthy eco-systems work.

California native plants. A drought tolerant wildlife garden, people, butterfly and bird habitat.

Here's a source I have bought my mycorrhizae innoculant in the past.

Mycorrhizal Products - Our Company
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I disagree. If you take an oak which is normally slow growing in the wild give it additional plant food and water very regularly it can add substantial growth over the years.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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I heard water helps.
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