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TooFarNorth

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My Moro Blood orange tree looks like a Chia Pet
« on: April 24, 2018, 01:07:31 PM »
I have a question about pruning citrus trees after the initial pruning of damaged wood. I have several freeze damaged trees, with varying degrees of damage, but my Moro tree has starting flushing and growing limbs at every node. Should I trim off half or most of the limbs so that it is not sooo bushy? I wouldn't want people to think I have a ChiaPet in my yard. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: My Moro Blood orange tree looks like a Chia Pet
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 01:29:56 PM »
I have a bunch of bushy trees and have been thinking along the same lines.  What I've decided to do for mine is to wait until they are thriving and then start pruning off the lower branches.   It may be more energy-efficient to pinch of undesireable growth early, but I'm personally hesistant to remove any scion growth at all from trees that are recovering from damage.

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Re: My Moro Blood orange tree looks like a Chia Pet
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 11:21:34 PM »
Hey, Brian. Thanks for the reply. I will probably wait awhile also, before any more pruning.

 

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