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The Best Fertilizer for Arborvitae

By Ellen Douglas ; Updated September 21, 2017

Above all, avoid fertilizer "spikes" when caring for evergreen trees. Mature trees don't need much in the way of special feeding, but new and young arborvitaes appreciate either an annual application of Miracle-Gro or an organic alternative such as a manure-bone meal combination.


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Ellen Douglas has written on food, gardening, education and the arts since 1992. Douglas has worked as a staff reporter for the Lakeville Journal newspaper group. Previously, she served as a communication specialist in the nonprofit field. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut.