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Zone northridge ca.91324 | renato ileto added on October 26, 2023 | Answered

I noticed that there is a red shinny came out at the bottom of my tree. My neighbor said my tree is dying. Is that true? Why are there still lemons growing on top? Can I still fix it?

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Answered on October 26, 2023

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I cannot see the issue in question and I'm not sure what is meant by "shinny". However, I will assume that you are referring to a shoot coming from the base of the tree. This will indicate that the grafted rootball specimen is "waking up". It can be a sign of stress that your tree is experiencing, but it can just be a sign of a vigorous root ball, as well. This really depends on the health of the rest of the tree.

Since the tree is producing fruit, I will assume that these "suckers" are a normal part of your rootball. They will stop as the tree ages. Just continue to remove them as you see them.


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