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Gardening suggestions for dying grapefruit trees

Author: Cathy Cromell
Issue: July, 2013, Page 123


Q - One of my grapefruit trees died one branch at a time over a period of two years until the entire tree was dead. Ooze came from a split in the bark. Now a second grapefruit tree has the same problem. What’s going on?

A - There are a number of citrus diseases—primarily involving grapefruit—that include oozing from a split in the bark, says MCCE Master Gardener Emeritus Olin Miller. Review your tree’s symptoms and potential control methods at Diseases of Citrus in Arizona at

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