Kaffir Lime Trees
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Something has eaten all the bark off the branches of my kafir lime tree and it is dying? What is it and what can I do about it ? I

Zone 3171 | david.hadley added on October 6, 2018 | Answered

s it possums or something else. This has occurred over 4 days.? I have two of these trees and love them, but they are the only two which this has happened to, none of my Tahitian limes or lemons? Does Dynamic lifter in a stocking hung from the tree help ward off the attackers? Thank you. David

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drtreelove
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Answered on October 8, 2018

Possums or rodent damage is possible, I don't know where you are located or what types of animal intruders you may have, but a local pest control service or university agricultural extension may help you to identify the pest and make recommendations for control measures.
As a California arborist I had never heard of Dynamic Lifter, so I searched and found an Australian fertilizer product by that name. But there was no information available on pest repellent properties. Maybe the dirty sock would be the primary repellent :) But seriously, there are effective rodent repellents available, and trapping is another alternative, as is a trunk wrap. https://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range/garden/gardening/household-pest-control/animal-rodent

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