Our lemon tree, full of fruit, fell over in the recent storms.

We have tied it up to the veranda posts for support but should we back fill with soil where the roots have moved? Hubby wants to water the existing soil in around the roots, but it is already very soggy.

yates

12 August 2020 03:36 PM

What a shame.  Tie it back in position using two loose "figure of 8" ties, if possible - these can be removed in 6 months time.  Harvest as many lemons as you can now, to take pressure off the tree.  Backfill with garden soil, ensure soil level is the same as it was originally.  Water in lightly with a product that contains seaweed, such as:
https://yates.com.au/product/garden-fertilisers/certified-organics/yates-dynamic-lifter-liquid/
Prune the tree back by one third all over, once all fruit has been harvested.

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Physical Damage