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Dwarf lemon tree seems to be dying. What is causing it ?

My dwarf lemon tree was giving fruit so well last year. But In the last 6 months the fruit stayed green for a really long time with spots all over it. It has been raining heaps in sydney. I don’t really know what to do. I plucked off all the fruit from the tree to give back the energy but it still not helping. Is there anything I can do ? The tree is only a few years old :(

Fruit and Citrus • Physical Damage

From the photo provided, it looks like it is suffering water damage.
Remove all of the lawn within the drip line of your tree.  Anything under the canopy.  Citrus trees have a lot of surface roots and do not like any competition from other plants or lawn.  Add a thick layer of mulch to the area when it has been cleared.  Sugarcane mulch is great.  Needs to be about 10cm deep and kept away from the tree's stem.
Citrus trees do not like wet feet.  They prefer to dry out between watering sessions.  The recent rain in Sydney has been significant.  If the water is unable to drain away from the roots of the tree, it may cause damage.
To assist the tree in it's recovery, try 'Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate' as a gentle fertiliser and soil improver. It's certified for use in organic gardens, and contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Click here for more info on this product: https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-fertilisers/certified-organics/yates-dynamic-lifter-liquid 
We recommend applying a citrus fertiliser regularly from spring to autumn to encourage plenty of flowering and fruit.
Try 'Yates Thrive Citrus & Fruit Natural Fish & Seaweed+' as a complete plant food, specially developed for boosting healthy grown and yield of juicy fruit in citrus and other fruiting plants. 

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Answered: 25 Jul, 2022

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