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DallasYoung

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Help for wind stressed Avocado
« on: May 21, 2019, 05:07:59 PM »
Hey there! I planted a Lula Avocado (9b) and after about 4 weeks I was out of town and we got a rogue severe thunderstorm and we had gusts of about 60mph. It knocked about 25-30% of the foliage off, but it otherwise seems pretty Stable. Is there anything I can do fo her? Iím planning on doing some landscaping soon with a big saw palmetto and some Fackahatchee grass to give it a wind break. Next to it I have a Brogdon who is sheltered by a sea grape tree and he faired pretty well in the storm. The Lula faces south and Iím worried about too much sun on the bare stem now. Should I do anything? Thanks!




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Re: Help for wind stressed Avocado
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 07:12:36 PM »
Avocado bark sunscalds very quickly. We are in a dry hot and very clear time and the next week ahead. Strongly recommend protecting the bare branches especially those facing west-southwest and any horizontals. I have mature trees which got defoliated years ago and the previous owner didn't take precautions. Every tree has burned bark on S-SW sides and all horizontal branches were damaged.

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Re: Help for wind stressed Avocado
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 08:02:01 PM »
Avocado bark sunscalds very quickly. We are in a dry hot and very clear time and the next week ahead. Strongly recommend protecting the bare branches especially those facing west-southwest and any horizontals. I have mature trees which got defoliated years ago and the previous owner didn't take precautions. Every tree has burned bark on S-SW sides and all horizontal branches were damaged.

What precautions should I be taking? This is my first avocado tree.

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Re: Help for wind stressed Avocado
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 08:51:31 PM »
some physical barrier against the sun. Thinned latex paint is common. If the tree is short enough drive 4 posts around the tree and wrap it with shade producing material shade clothor an old bed sheet. After hurricanes some people drape cut branches over bare trees until they begin to rebuild canopy. Like I mentioned the most vulnerable parts will be exposed to afternoon and noonday sun.

 

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