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Asked by
kerydame on
May 17, 2015
New Zealand

Q. 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.

Answered by
shelley on
May 17, 2015
Certified 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:

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:

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