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Posted: 9/4/2010 2:47:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2010 3:05:19 PM EDT by jdessell]
My M.I.L. has a sweet-olive tree that is dying on her. We live in a humid sub-tropical climate here in South Louisiana. What is the best nitrogen-enriched fertilizer for this particular tree that she can buy to bring it back and hopefully produce faster? Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:57:36 AM EDT
Bump for answers.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:26:05 AM EDT
Do you have a university extension office nearby? They may be able to help. And, if a tree is dying it usually isn't just a fertilizer issue. Have you ruled out insects or other diseases that may be killing it? Sweet olives have the most amazing smelling blossoms of any tree. I hope it lives.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:29:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Harvster:
Do you have a university extension office nearby? They may be able to help. And, if a tree is dying it usually isn't just a fertilizer issue. Have you ruled out insects or other diseases that may be killing it? Sweet olives have the most amazing smelling blossoms of any tree. I hope it lives.


Gotta agree with this one. Can you post pics of the tree or its leaves so we can see what's going on.

Lack of fertilizer for a mature tree isn't likely to be the issue.

Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:20:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mech2007:
Originally Posted By Harvster:
Do you have a university extension office nearby? They may be able to help. And, if a tree is dying it usually isn't just a fertilizer issue. Have you ruled out insects or other diseases that may be killing it? Sweet olives have the most amazing smelling blossoms of any tree. I hope it lives.


Gotta agree with this one. Can you post pics of the tree or its leaves so we can see what's going on.

Lack of fertilizer for a mature tree isn't likely to be the issue.



I'll try to get pics up. Thanks for the info guys.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:23:41 AM EDT
Don't olive trees do well in more arid environments?

I haven't looked anything up, but for anyone to help, they're gonna need to know the watering schedule, soil type, age of tree, traffic around root zone, fertilization schedule, pruning done, etc.


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