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How to keep olive trees healthy

Posted by gruenwald 10 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 5, 05 at 2:10

We have two old olive trees (40 years old) and they were healthier during the first 20 years, and now they look kind of sickly and full of dead branches (that I constantly clean out) and not healthy. I would like them to be green and full of new growth. They are in San Diego. I heard there is a disease or something that attacked all of them in the neighborhood, but I don't know any specifics. Is there anything we can do? Fertilizer?


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RE: How to keep olive trees healthy

Try watering them DEEPLY (use a soaker hose for several hours, or overnight) every couple of weeks. Give them a couple of months to respond.

Fertilizing a stressed tree is like taking someone with a broken ankle on a marathon ... it forces activity that the tree is not ready to do.

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