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Concern over avacado tree

Concern over avacado tree
Posted by: AndyD (IP Logged)
Date: March 10, 2019 14:22


I am writing to se if anyone might be able to shed light on whats happening with an avacado tree in my yard. I would certainly appreciate any information about this matter. First some background. It is located in the city of Port St Lucie, Florida and we have lived in the home since 2015 and the tree was inherited with the house. It looked healthy then as far as the dark green leaves and its size being around 12 ft. Never really bearing fruit but maybe for that first year and not very many then. Over the last few years we've noticed that a prominent branch or section, not the whole tree, would brown and appear to die. We simply removed it and hoped fir the best. But in late 2018 over half the tree has done this and dropped leaves. Uncannily however, the other half of the tree looks fine. I did s small bit of research and found out about the beetle in south Florida that attacks avacados and leaves signs like toothpick like spikes sticking out of the trunk but have not found anything like this. So we are now in March of 2019 and the growing season is about to begin. We are wondering what to do about this tree. Chop it down because it will eventually die anyway. Treat it somehow or just let it run its course. Again any help in this matter would be very appreciated. Thank you.

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