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Since this was contrary to my understanding, i checked with a pro i know who said research indicates fertilization should start half way between trunk and drip line,
then extend up to 1/3 that distance beyond the drip line (he cited research by Carpenter in CT and Thompson in NC). Not sure why the arborist said what he did -
perhaps came out wrong. Pls advise which version you espouse, and if he was on your show, and you agree with me, hope you'll find a way to correct the message
received by your audience. tnx
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In general, though, you are correct that when fertilizing a tree, the fertilizer should be applied over the entire root system which extends well beyond the drip line.1. Measure distance around tree trunk or height of shrub or determine container size
2. Measure and pour required amount of product into bucket of water
3. Pour solution around tree or shrub base or in container