Avocado Trees
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Avocado indoor tree/plant

Zone Calgary | Mr Rogers added on April 3, 2018 | Answered

I have a very healthy 3 ft avocado plant lots of leafs but I by accidentally broke off the pit that is attached to the base of the trunk. My fear is it will harm the plant, should I bury the broken area or leave it to the air? Or get pruning paint like some arborist use ? Please help!!

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BushDoctor
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Answered on April 4, 2018

This tree will not be harmed, as long as there is plenty of nutrients in the soil. Just put soil over that spot. I do notice that the soil is overly wet, though. I can tell by the beneficial fungus that is taking over the top of the soil. The fungus is not hurting the tree, but it is a signal that there is a significant amount of dead matter that is being "eaten" by them.

Make sure to let the soil dry out almost completely on top before watering. As long as there is even a little moisture as far down as 2 inches, then it is still plenty wet.

I advise correcting the watering issue, or that healthy tree will soon suffer a very drastic change in appearance, as they are susceptible to a plethora of diseases.

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