Fertilizers are applied to over a million acres of forestland annually. Some trees, particularly slash and loblolly pines, can respond dramatically to proper fertilization. Response is best when other intensive management practices are being applied and on nutrient deficient sites. Knowledge of your soil type and soil conditions, combined with a soil test to determine the site’s soil fertility status, will help identify sites and stands that will respond to specific fertilizers.

fertilization >> site assessment

Using Soils to Guide Fertilizer Recommendations for Southern Pines
University of Florida - Eric J. Jokela and Alan J. Long