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Apr 9, 2017 3:29 PM CST
I planted two Arborvitae last summer. My dog has taken to peeing on one. The internal greenery is turning brown. I have fenced the planting off but is there a fertilizer I can use to keep this tree healthy?
Name: Elaine
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Apr 9, 2017 4:13 PM CST
Hi and welcome, Barmac. Please would you fill in your profile to show where you are located? Can't really recommend a fertilizer unless we know what your climate and soil are like. A picture of the tree would also help a lot.

If the tree is under stress, it's not a great time to give it fertilizer, anyway. A good deep flush with plain water would be a better idea, providing the trees have good drainage. You want to flush out the pee from the soil. Then watch for new growth before applying fertilizer.

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Apr 10, 2017 10:35 PM CST
I feel your pain, Barmac. My dog has decided that aloes shall not be planted in my backyard. He will stop at nothing to make sure I agree with him. Your dog doesn't like this one plant. Dogs don't understand logic, so you may need to fence it off somehow.
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