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John writes,

Can Dominion 2L be used as ground defense around fruit trees?

I want to protect my new fruit trees (apple, apricot, blueberry, and cherry) from subterranean termites and black carpenter ants. Can I use the trench perimeter method to protect my fruit tree and still be safe eating the fruit? How far away should the trench be from the base of the tree?


Dominion 2L cannot be used in the manner you have described. Carpenter ants and termites do not normally attack live, healthy trees so you most likely will not find any products that will work as a ground barrier around the trees. We recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the entomologist or master gardener on staff or contact your local agricultural department for more information.

Answer last updated on: 06/30/2011

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