Can Weed & Feed Kill My Catalpa Tree?

Catalpa trees are especially susceptible to damage from two common herbicides used in weed and feed products--dicamba and phenonxy. Do not apply weed and feed on areas where catalpa tree roots are growing; tree roots often grow as far out from the tree as the tree is tall.

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Melody Lee worked as a newspaper reporter, copywriter and editor for 5 years. In addition, she has edited magazine articles and books. Lee holds a degree in landscape design and is a Florida master gardener. She has more than 25 years of gardening experience, which includes working at nurseries and greenhouses.