Q. I am a Block Captain and Tree Tender with a question about a tree on my block.
Four trees have been removes on the block within the pass five years due to weather damage or the tree was dying.
Dear Ruth: Since trees have been dying nearby, I suspect that all the trees are suffering from the problems of living in city conditions with limited water, air pollution, trunk damage etc.etc.---problems you ,as a Tree Tender , know too much about already! You probably should call a professional tree person to check for diseases, girdling roots etc. and have him recommend a fertilizer once we know there isn't another underlying cause, if he thinks lack of nutrients is the issue. Sometimes the problems with a tree are not related to lack of food and adding fertilizer does not help. A tree person can help after seeing the tree.