Fall Tree Fertilization
Dudley Phelps form Nativ Nurseries explains how to put your trees to bed for the winter with a full belly. Many orchardists (think pecan, walnut, apple) fertilize their trees in the fall after harvest with great results, and you can do the same with your hard and soft mast bearing trees as well. Wait until the tree has unloaded its fruit, or the leaves begin changing colors to fertilize. This will give it a boost of energy to hopefully handle the cold temps that lie ahead, and the tree will store the extra energy to use first thing next spring. We like to use Biologic Organix fertilizer, but regardless of what you use, read and follow the label to avoid over fertilization.