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Question for Dying Camellia Tree

Anonymous added on July 10, 2011 | Answered

My tree is dying. I believe it is from my male dog urinating on the tree. We have tried watering to clear the soil and pruning the tree. What can we do now, as nothing seems to be helping?

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Nikki
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Answered on July 11, 2011

The urine may have made the soil too acidic and salty, which will slowly kill the plant. Really, the best thing to do is to flood the area with the hose as you have done to help wash the urine out of the soil.

As for the plant, check the stems to see if they are still alive (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm).

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