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Kentucky Color: Drought of September 2019

By Billy Joe Fudge

Over the years I've explained thousands of times that a tree's root system extends to a tree's drip line. In other words, if a tree's crown were a giant umbrella, the drip line would be where the rain would be running off onto the ground.

However, the current Drought of September 2019 gives us the unique opportunity to peer beneath the ground, so to speak, and see the exact location of our tree's root systems. As the lone Sugar Maple which welcomes all visitors to Homeplace on Green River shows; where the green grass begins is where the tree's root system ends.

If you decide to water or feed your trees, this would be the location of maximum absorption for both.




This story was posted on 2019-10-01 05:29:45
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Kentucky Color: Finding The Reach of the Roots



2019-10-01 - Homeplace on Green River, Taylor Co., KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
Billy Joe writes, "where the green grass begins is where the tree's root system ends. If you decide to water or feed your trees, this would be the location of maximum absorption for both."

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