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d_thomcat2000
Kapaa, HI

April 24, 2009
6:32 AM

Post #6455604

Some of the roots of my avocado tree were removed in a construction project. It does not look good. The top looks like it died. It lost all its leaves. I cut the top. The tips of the leaves on the rest of the tree have turned brown.

The tree has a long history of being stressed. It was blown down twice in two separate hurricanes. Both times I cut the top of the tree and the branches sprouted and created a new top.

The tree is about 25 years old. It is a winter pear and the fruit is excellent.

Should i remove it or try to save it??????????

tonileland
Uncasville, CT
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2009
12:14 PM

Post #6456033

Boy, I'll be perfectly honest--I know nothing about tropical plants.

I suggest you contact a local nurseryman or agriculture agent (if you have one).

My first thought is, after 25 years and all that trauma, you might be facing the demise of your tree.

but, please...ask someone who knows about such things.

Good luck--I hope you don't lose it!

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