Monday, January 4, 2016

Flower for the Day Pale Holly Tree 1-4-16

We have a holly tree (Ilex aquifolium) that was planted when the house was built. Our plan was to keep it
below the roof line but that has not worked out. We wanted to have it shaped so an arborist came by to give us a bid.

He took one look at the pale leaves and said we had a problem.

Compared to our holly trees in the back the difference was apparent. The arborist said 
that it was a problem with soil acidity. He recommended:
3/4 # of sulfur granules 
24 gallons of Miracid by label (1 tblsp/gallon)
I just finished applying this acid potion. We shall see.

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