Japanese Maple Trees
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Planting Japanese maples

Zone 3150 | Anonymous added on December 8, 2017 | Answered

I re potted a Japanese maple and added fertilizer The fertilizer I added was chicken manure It was 2 small shovel full. I am reading conflicting reports Will this harm the plant The pot is large 70 cm diameter

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on December 9, 2017

If the chicken manure was aged properly (composted) and if you mixed it in with the potting soil, then it won't hurt the tree. Problems could arise if the manure was not aged or if it was added in one layer just below the roots; this could cause the high nitrogen levels to burn the roots. Please see this article:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/manures/chicken-manure-fertilizer.htm

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