Orange Trees

My Orange Tree Has Been Neglected

momjosie added on September 17, 2012 | Answered

Is it too late to fix? My orange tree used to produce tons of navels but haven't done anything to it in 2 yrs. It has a couple oranges on it, and dead branches all over. Can I prune it or cut it back now? I'm on the east coast in Florida, near Daytona. Isn't September the right time to cut all the dead branches off?

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Answered on September 18, 2012

Pruning the orange tree for shape is not necessary. However, you should remove any branches that are a foot or less from the ground. In addition, remove damaged or dying branches once they are noticed. So yes, you can do this now.

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