What Causes Chlorosis?
Chlorophyll is the green pigment that is found in leaves that gives them their color. Chlorosis is when a tree becomes unable to manufacture this chlorophyll due to a chemical or environmental factors. The more yellow the leaves the more severe the chlorosis.
Why Chlorosis is a Problem?
The tree uses chlorophyll to create its “food”. Trees that suffer from chlorosis will make less “food” than they usually would. This condition will cause the tree to be weaker, and to decline.
What causes chlorosis?
Many factors can cause chlorosis, the majority of them are caused by mineral deficiencies and root system health. Minerals such as iron and manganese are or could be absent from the soil PH which the tree cannot obtain. The tree will also not have the ability to absorb these nutrients if the tree’s roots are compromised.
Treatment of Chlorosis
The treatment for chlorosis is to help repair the roots of the tree so that the tree can better absorb nutrients. We B Trees does this by fertilizing the tree with Iron and other micronutrients to encourage root growth and effectiveness.