A regimen of a vermiculture compost probiotic brew has been applied to the soil for a few of the oak trees as an experiment to improve oak tree health.
Compost tea made from worm castings ("worm tea") is loaded with micro-organisms and nutrients. Typical results from applying this tea include enhanced plant growth and imporovement in root growth and structure. Oak trees were selected for this project based on signs of visible stress (thinning canopy, beetle damage, etc.) and marked with a blue tag.
By May, we may be seeing results, as compared to the untreated trees in the vicinity. We will post more information and photos as the project progresses.