Citrus Trees
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Something killing my citrus tree an grass around it

Zone 92201 | Kd2367 added on August 13, 2018 | Answered

Tree dying fast an grass dying around it. Leave r curling up an some type of hard drops on limbs

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drtreelove
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Answered on August 14, 2018

With no photos or description of the site, growing conditions, watering and fertilization, we have to guess.

If you have grass around a citrus tree then it is not "something" killing it but "someone" who wasn't aware of basic conditions for citrus trees, and it is they who have killed it.

Citrus are susceptible to "crown rot" Phytophthora cinnamomi, a fungus-like pathogen, due to over watering. The frequent watering that grass takes to keep it alive is too much for the citrus.

If the grass is dying, then the other common reason for decline is water deficit. Drying and wilting and browning occurs with drought stress.

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