Aeration & Fertilization

Aeration and fertilization are important processes for maintaining the health and vitality of trees. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of the tree. This process helps to alleviate soil compaction, which can occur when the soil becomes densely packed and makes it difficult for roots to penetrate.

On the other hand, fertilization involves adding nutrients to the soil to promote healthy growth. Trees require a variety of nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, to grow and thrive. Trees also require micro-nutrients like zinc, iron, and manganese. A tree service company can apply appropriate fertilizers to ensure trees get the right nutrients.

Aeration and fertilization are particularly important for trees growing in urban environments, where the soil is often compacted due to construction and heavy foot traffic. The lack of natural aeration and fertilization can lead to stunted growth, disease, and even death in trees.


Aeration can be done using a machine called an aerator, which removes small plugs of soil from the ground, or by manually poking holes in the soil with a tool. Aeration is typically done in the spring or fall when the tree is not actively growing.

Fertilization can be done through a variety of methods, including injection, surface application, or root drench. The type of fertilizer and the method of application will depend on the species of tree and the specific needs of the tree. It’s important to use tree-specific fertilizers and professional help is advised to avoid over fertilizing which can burn tree roots.

Aeration and fertilization can help to improve the overall health and vigor of trees, and regular maintenance can prevent problems from arising in the future. A tree service company can assess the needs of your trees and recommend an appropriate aeration and fertilization schedule to ensure the long-term health and vitality of your trees.

Ask our experts at Adamson Tree Experts to assess your trees for years to come. Simply contact us and get the ball rolling.