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Q.Bark Coming Off Grapefruit Tree

Zone 85022 | Motorcycles71 added on May 15, 2020 | Answered

We just moved into a house with several fruit trees. One is some type of grapefruit tree and we noticed ontogeny back of the tree the bark is peeling off and there are strange light colored spots on the bark. We also have what we think is a tangerine tree that also has the spots and looks like it might be getting ready to have the bark peel?

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Answered on May 18, 2020

They appear very aged! Most Citrus have a lifespan of around 40 years, give or take 10 years or so.

After this, they start to decline very quickly. This appears to be what is happening. At this point, all that you can do is care for the trees, as usual. Once they begin to fall apart, you can help them by cutting them down.

Here are some articles that will help you to care for citrus:


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