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  1. Melia tree looking sick and has die back
Asked by kerydame on May 17, 2015
Melia Tree Looking Sick and Has Die Back

My Melia tree is looking really sick and has certain about of die back. It is a very old tree, over thirty or forty years. Covered in lichen. We tried to spray it for that a year or so ago but it is a large tree and hard to get coverage. Also not keen on using chemicals.

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Lichen on trees are harmless and are not the cause of your tree's problems - there is another underlying reason why your tree is ill. For more information on lichen, please visit the following link: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/treatment-tree-lichen.htm

Secondly, a chinaberry tree (Melia azedarach) typically has a lifespan of about 20 years. So the demise of your tree is probably a natural one.

For more information on the chinaberry tree, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/chinaberry/chinaberry-tree-information.htm

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