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Old 03-21-2012, 09:21 PM
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Perfect circle of dead grass

About 10 years ago I planted two red oak trees in my front yard about 20 feet apart and 2-3 years ago I noticed a ring around both trees of thin brown grass. There are two perfect circles around both trees, probably about 4-6 feet in circumference and one tree is much worse than the other, the grass is completely disappearing. I was thinking maybe the trees were just taking all the moisture and not leaving much for the grass but I'm no expert. What do you guys think? What can I do? Thanks
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:50 PM
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My state's extension service says that virtually any tree will grow faster and taller if there's no turf in its drip~line.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:23 AM
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Trees do take moisture , but they also compete with other root systems , even to the point exuding a toxin to nearby roots, killing the other species as it goes...
There's a name for that, but I can't think what it is right now...
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:25 PM
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You need to post picture's of that.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:47 PM
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Crop Circles!!!!
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:49 PM
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Its called a Fairy Ring. Caused by a fungi near the edge of the drip line.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:05 PM
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How do I get rid of it?
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:32 PM
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A fungal treatment may work. May want to call in a licensed applicator to take a look at the issue. That way you put down something that may cause damage to your trees. If possible, could you please post a pic of the rings.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:02 PM
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ring around tree

I have a ring of no grass around my maple tree. Any ideas?
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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Dog walking around the tree over and over while watching squirells?
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