HELP!!! My Grapefruit Tree is very sick.

dgv1372June 9, 2013

I am a new homeowner and I do not know the first thing about citrus trees as I am from Northern Ohio. I can send other pictures but the tree has a green mold on it with white spots and has lost a lot of its leaves. I do not believe this tree has had much care in a while. Where do I begin. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks
Dan

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dgv1372

Here is another pic of the trees leaves and branches.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 5:16PM
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dgv1372

Another pic

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 5:17PM
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Steve, Micro (6B ground, 5B roof)

I would prune out all dead limbs to get the clutter out of the tree.so to see what you got. Tap on the bark where the whit spots and mold are and tap where it is not. If it sounds hollow you have a problem, but if it is firm then the mold and white spots are harmless. Ny guess it is starving for fertilizer and just needs feeding. Remove any crossed branches and brances that aim back into the center and or cross. It wont die tomarow so wait to see what other have to say

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 2:24PM
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Steve, Micro (6B ground, 5B roof)

dgv1372

I was hoping for more advice to this thread than myself. this response should bring it back to the top for more visibility I am growing kumquats and I would like to know what might be a problem fore me in the future and I can be knowledgeable.




Potted sead grown meiwa kumquat tree at it's best

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Meiwa at its worst






citrus Can be so frustrating even more so in the winter. click link below to see winter help tools. They will not work in your situation.

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    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 10:39PM
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dgv1372

I have a certified arborist coming today to look at it. I will let you know.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 1:20PM
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Steve, Micro (6B ground, 5B roof)

dgv1372

What did the arborist have to say.

Steve

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 10:57PM
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