Christmas Tree Nutrient Management Guide for Western Oregon and Washington

John M. Hart, Chal Landgren, Richard Fletcher, Michael Bondi, Brad Withrow-Robinson and Gary Chastagner
EM 8856 | Revised January 2019


A comprehensive guide to fertilization and nutrient management in Christmas tree fields. Discusses tree nutrient use at various stages in the crop cycle and explains how to use soil and tissue testing to determine fertilizer needs. Presents a long-term nutrient management approach that will ensure availability of nutrients throughout the tree's life cycle, with the objective of achieving optimal tree size and color.

About the authors

John M. Hart
Extension soil scientist
Oregon State University
Richard Fletcher
Extension forester
Oregon State University
Gary Chastagner
Plant pathologist and Extension specialist
Washington State University

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