- Tree & Shrub
Fertilizer, Root Developer & Mycorrhizae
Only Comprehensive “All-In-One” Plant Health Product
Characteristics Supporting Plant Health Since 1979
Soil is the Basis for all Plant Health First, the soil
must be loose enough for an ample, continuous airflow to supply
oxygen for the roots, the all important Mycorrhizae and a host of
other micro organisms that benefit the plants, keep the soil functioning,
and making nutrients available for the use of the plants.
The most important part of the Green Pro Bio-Tree &
Shrub Fertilizer, Root Developer and Mycorrhizae Stimulant
is organic material that conditions the soil to be loose and provide
food energy for the microorganisms within the soil. The organic
materials work to augment the Carbon Cycle by supplying readily
available carbon which replaces the natural leaf fall and decomposition
typically found in forests, but not in landscapes. The carbon
is sourced from humates in sufficient
quantities to be effective for short, intermediate and long-term
Root System of every plant provides the Foundation for it’s
Ability to be Healthy. There is a mountain of evidence,
especially in agriculture, that proves that healthy plants resist
insect and disease problems.
(note about photo - Keith has the new graphic with “Bio”)
The next important organic ingredients are root stimulants to
develop healthy and extensive a root systems. With the continued
use of Bio-Tree & Shrub, the soil improves further, thus fostering
increased root development.
We Add Mycorrhizae? Not specifically, even though our Bio-Tree
& Shrub product does contain latent beneficial microbial
life of all kinds.
The reason why we don’t add Mycorrhizae to our product is
because Nature has set up a complex system of checks and balances
within the soil that is specific for that soil and environment.
Adding Mycorrhizae would be of marginal benefit, especially when
you consider that there are typically ample microorganisms (Mycorrhizae
being only one type) already present in most soils. Even if they
are latent, they reestablish themselves as soon as the conditions
for their growth are present (carbon for food energy, air flow for
oxygen, and appropriate moisture). Microbe populations flourish
when conditions are proper.
According to many authorities who have worked with Mycorrhizae for
decades, only in soil that has been fumigated, or reclamation soil
that is sterile, would the addition of Mycorrhizae make sense.
The continued use of Bio-Tree & Shrub Fertilizer,
Root Developer and Mycorrhizae Stimulant insures the
continuance of healthy soil conditions allowing dormant Mycorrhizae
and a vast array of other microbes to flourish, providing maximum
benefit for all plants in balance with the specific environment
in which they must live.
Under natural, Forest growing conditions, Nutrients are
Recycled through Decomposition, which is not possible in urban and
suburban landscapes. To make up for this deficiency,
some companies inject man-made nutrients into the soil and root
zone. Fertilizers with a high salt index, highly acidic or containing
chlorides, are toxic
and upset the biological balances within the soil. Also, it is beneficial
to the plant to be “fed” in a way that mimics a natural
forest floor “feeding.”
Bio-Tree & Shrub contains N.P.K. nutrients that are compatible
with the soil (neutral pH, low salt, and non-chloride), and are
released in a slow and “natural” way. This is accomplished
by using an adequate amount of humates.
The humate molecule captures the raw nutrients, and holds them
for the plant’s use. We describe this as a “metering”
action (unlike a slow-release action that is dependent upon temperature,
moisture and microbial breakdown). The significant difference
is that EACH plant takes up ONLY the nutrients that it needs!
There is NO force feeding which can result in weak wood and a
greater attraction for insect activity because of excessive growth.
are many, many nutrients within the soil that are literally locked-up;
they are present but completely unavailable for use by the plants. The
Bio-Tree & Shrub product also contains minerals which act as chelating
agents. Chelation makes nutrients available that would otherwise not
be available. The minerals also provide over 70 micro-nutrients that
most plants need. See the Product Label for more information.
BENEFIT FOR THE PLANTS: The combination of organics promotes
more efficient nutrients uptake by the plant. Therefore, less energy