Though oak trees typically don't need fertilization because decaying matter, like fallen leaves, supplies nutrition to soil, according to the California Oak Mortality Task Force, nitrogen fertilizer is helpful at a rate of 2 to 4 lbs. for every 1,000 square feet.
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