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Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« on: September 02, 2017, 11:43:57 PM »


Here's the Colorado river in Matagorda TX. The citrus trees will be covered with water for about 10-12 days from hurricane Harvey. Unless they get crunched by floating debris, they bounce back with little damage. That's the top of the boat lifts, pier are 12-14' below them.



Row of three citrus trees. The front tree is completely underwater.
 



Grapefruit tree, it's about 25' tall. Water is 5-6' deep around it.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 09:34:06 AM »
How sad. :(

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 12:08:23 PM »
Mr. Texas, a member of this forum (and long time member of the old forum) lives in Sugar City, Texas.  I sent him a private message asking how his family was. So far i have not heard from him.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 03:34:10 PM »
I thought citrus trees were damaged by only a couple days of being submerged?  Are large mature trees less suseptible?

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 03:47:52 PM »
Flooding injury is highly probable if the root zone is saturated for three or more days during the summer when soil temperatures (86°F-95°F) are relatively high.  Flooding during the cooler December–March period can be tolerated for several weeks at low soil temperatures (<60°F).
 
Full article
http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/trade_journals/2015/2015_June_flooding.pdf
« Last Edit: September 03, 2017, 03:49:59 PM by Millet »

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 08:02:35 PM »
We are fine and back home after evac for a week.
Selkirk(Terry) is one of my buddies. Was down at
his Matagorda place last spring when the water
wasn't so high. He is growing a valentine tree I gave him.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2017, 08:04:14 PM by mrtexas »

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 08:35:48 PM »
Flooding injury is highly probable if the root zone is saturated for three or more days during the summer when soil temperatures (86°F-95°F) are relatively high.  Flooding during the cooler December–March period can be tolerated for several weeks at low soil temperatures (<60°F).
 
Full article
http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/trade_journals/2015/2015_June_flooding.pdf


In the article it claims that citrus in moving water has allot less stress. Maybe that's my case. My trees have been flooded many times over the last twenty years in hot to very hot weather with very little problems. We had a back to back floods a few years ago and the trees were underwater for about two weeks in the middle of the summer. My property is river front and when it floods the river is really flowing by.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 08:44:32 PM »
Not sure if anyone noticed, but the top picture was taken on Thursday and the middle picture on Friday morning. Yep-pier on the right is gone  >:(. Washed away overnight. Good thing mine was the on on the left.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 12:32:17 AM »
Not sure if anyone noticed, but the top picture was taken on Thursday and the middle picture on Friday morning. Yep-pier on the right is gone  >:(. Washed away overnight. Good thing mine was the on on the left.

Our house is on the dry side of the bridge at 1:16 in the video a few blocks away. I cross this bridge every day when I ride my bike for exercise. Why the Riverstone side flooded and the Sienna Plantation side of the bridge didn't is a mystery. Tried to evacuate down this street and had to turn back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWDcFuJuHlo

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 07:58:55 AM »
Has anyone heard from Buddinman, he lives in Lumberton and it looks like they got it pretty bad.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 10:13:14 AM »
I heard from a friend of his that Buddinman had a stroke about a month ago.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 03:07:57 PM »
Sorry to hear that, I have spoken to him a few times on the phone and he offered very good advice.
I hope the best for him..

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2017, 06:19:40 PM »
I heard from a friend of his that Buddinman had a stroke about a month ago.

I've been to his house a while back and don't think it is in a low spot but haven't
seen it after the storm. Bonnie is back home and feeling better according to my sources.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey vs Citrus
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 12:23:50 AM »
Ohh wow! new member here in the Houston area. I lost a avocado tree due to tall the rain but my other trees lived. They are small and newly bought but they are growing in the back yard in containers.

Did your plants live?

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