Beneficial Mycorrhizae-Boost Root Growth
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You've heard of inoculating plants like beans, peas, and clover, but did you know that you should be inoculating your trees too?
That's right, trees have beneficial microbes that live on their roots just like other plants do. These microbes are called mycorrhizae. They grow in and on tree root systems and help them take up nutrients and water from the soil more effectively. Mycorrhizae increase root growth and root mass significantly which leads to healthier, more drought resistant, and faster growing plants. Many studies have shown the benefits of mycorrhizae for all kinds of plants including trees and we have seen it first hand in trees planted here on our farm. You can see the difference it makes in the picture above. The plant on the left was grown without mycorrhizae while the one on the right had mycorrhizae. The results speak for themselves, you can see the difference it made in just 6 months of growth. We don't plant any trees on our farm without mycorrhizae because of the difference it makes in drought tolerance, growth rate, and overall health of the tree.
The mycorrhizae we sell is a strain known as Rhizophagus intraradices and is a beneficial soil fungus that forms a sponge-like mass on root systems helping them take up and store water and nutrients more effectively. It essentially increases the surface area of the root system. This mycorrhizae comes in the form of dry pellets that just need to be sprinkled in the hole just before planting your tree. It’s a super easy step that makes a huge difference in the success of your trees.
This listing is for enough inoculant to treat 10 trees. (Approximately 10 tablespoons)
If you are ordering trees you can choose to have mycorrhizae included with them instead of ordering it here seperately. Just go to the listing for our trees and select “Add mycorrhizae” from the dropdown menu on the product page for trees and we will include enough inoculant in your order to treat all your trees with. The charge to add mycorrhizae to your order is $1.50 per tree.
Directions: Sprinkle approximately one tablespoon into the hole just before planting your tree, then plant your tree as normal and the microbes will do the rest, easy as that.