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Zone caribbean | lou2553 added on May 28, 2012 | Answered

A lime tree that was damaged during a hurricane is not now producing limes and has its roots partly exposed. Can it be saved or is it best to cut it down and start from scratch?


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Answered on June 4, 2012

Limes tend to skip a year or so in producing when they need time to recover from damage or other stress. I would give it a little more time. If you are able to, try to re-cover the exposed roots and give the tree some phosphorous rich fertilizer to help it to re-grow its damaged root system and more quickly recover from damage.

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