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  • From: Jerry Lehman <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] fertilzing
  • Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 09:57:00 -0400

Add organic spot mulch generously around each tree at least to the drip line
every year.

1st, keep in mind I tend to be agnostic. But I question this advice of fertilizing around the drip line. I have many tall trees on my 84 farm and I have a subsoiler. Also my Gardens are well beyond the drip line of many trees such as oak and Osage orange. I can tell you unequivocally that the roots extend well beyond the drip line, therefore I am agnostic about the common theory to fertilize around the drip line. Also keep in mind that the nourishment taken in by roots is done so at the growing tip and the roots for example 1 inch in diameter and greater are nothing but transportation vessels for the nourishment's the root tips absorb. Therefore my cautious conclusion is most of the nutrition as absorbed by the root systems extending beyond the drip line. Any arguments/discussion?


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