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Christmas Tree Nutrient Management Guide for Western Oregon and Washington

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.

Brad Withrow-Robinson, Chal Landgren, Michael Bondi | Sep 2009 | OSU Extension Catalog

Nitrogen Fertilizer: Where Does it Go?

Most Christmas tree growers fertilize with nitrogen (N) intending to improve tree color, growth, and ultimately value. Where does the fertilizer go after application? How much is actually taken up by the trees, stored in the soil or lost to the environment? How much N is removed at harvest? Should growers be concerned about depletion of soil N reserves from repeated ...

Chal Landgren, Michael Bondi, Steve Webster, Rick Fletcher | Jul 1994 | Article

Growing Christmas Trees in the Pacific Northwest

A guide for the prospective and novice Christmas tree grower. Includes how to evaluate risk and potential for return. Discusses the tree growing cycle, tasks and time requirements, pertinent laws and regulations, and costs, returns, and taxes. Describes 11 popular species (color photos) including their soil and site preferences, pest and disease susceptibilities, and relative market value. References.

Chal Landgren, Michael Bondi | Jun 2003 | OSU Extension Catalog