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San Marcos, CA (San Diego Coun
May 28, 2020 10:38 AM CST
My 6 yr old avocado tree is healthy and has grown beautifully, producing a good amount of fruit this year. Unfortunately, I forgot to remove the metal support rod it came with and now the base of the tree is growing around it. I tried to pull it out but was unable. Should I try harder? Or just cut the metal as close to the base as possible? Also, Is there a best time to do this? There are a few avocados left from the last crop that I pick when needed and it has already flowered and has set tiny new fruit for the next crop.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 28, 2020 10:44 AM CST

I've done that a few times. The only thing you can do is cut the rod off without damaging the tree trunk. The trunk will grow around it.
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