drying up mango tree - Knowledgebase Question

brownsville, Te
Question by darcy_trevin
October 15, 2009
I have a 5 ft mango tee that has started to turn blalck and is drying up what can I do do bring it back to life. Also does dog urine or poop affect it?

Answer from NGA
October 15, 2009


If the soil doesn't drain quickly, a mango tree can suffer from root rot. Sadly, once you notice the symptoms there's not much you can do to save the tree. Dog urine can cause salt burn of the roots (which can cause the same symptoms as root rot) but dog feces won't harm the tree in any particular way. You can try flooding the soil to leach away excessive salts. With any luck your tree will survive and leaf out again next spring. Hope so!

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