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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: tve on April 21, 2019, 12:35:49 AM

Title: Fixing a lemon tree
Post by: tve on April 21, 2019, 12:35:49 AM
I have a 17 year old Eureka lemon (rootstock unknown) and half of it broke off in a wind storm a couple of months ago. The tree grew a weak Y early on and cracked there about 10 years ago. Now one side finally broke off completely, well, actually, it was a mess of splintered stuff with the branch still attached and alive. A couple of days ago I harvested and then finished the cut and cleaned it up a bit. What now?

I've already grafted some Feminello Syracusano into the other side of the tree (but higher up) and would like more of that, so I'm wondering whether this is a good opportunity to put a few bark grafts into that open trunk. While I'm pretty sure I can make them take I wonder whether they will really grow or just sit there? Thoughts or other suggestions?

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Title: Re: Fixing a lemon tree
Post by: Laaz on April 21, 2019, 09:04:45 AM
Good luck, but I doubt you will get anything to take to take. The top half looks pretty rotted. I would let it try to heal over & use something else.