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Tropheus76

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Key Lime uprooted, survival odds?
« on: September 12, 2017, 02:58:54 PM »
Any chance of survival on a 7 year old Key Lime that was flipped on its side during the storm thus ripping half its roots off. Ill have to find a way to stake it down since it wants to automatically flip back over when I stand it up.

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Re: Key Lime uprooted, survival odds?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 08:37:45 PM »
Just rebury the exposed roots and water them well. Stake the tree to prevent from falling over again. What works for me when bears pull over apple trees is planting a 4x4 post in ground or several if needed around the tree, and strap the tree to the posts with a wide strap or belt to hold tree upright without cutting into bark. After s few years the posts may be removed if tree seems sturdy in ground again.

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Re: Key Lime uprooted, survival odds?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 08:05:18 AM »
Guessing I should trim the branches back a bit as well. I will give it a try tonight. Got my other two major leaning trees back up. I was unsure if a citrus would survive this kind of trauma.

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Re: Key Lime uprooted, survival odds?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 06:12:12 PM »
Trees are tuff. I'd try to save it.

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Re: Key Lime uprooted, survival odds?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 07:01:26 AM »
This is a very strong tree, and it will survive. They only way for it to die is overwatering. Just trim it, and replant it.

 

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