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tampa fl
Mar 6, 2018 11:39 AM CST
My 15' lemon tree blew over last year in strong winds. The roots were in the surface. Is there a way i can get them to go deep?
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Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Mar 6, 2018 12:11 PM CST
I would check to see if there is a graft node on the bottom trunk? If there is, that node should be at surface level, and possibly can be hilled up and the tree staked. If not, the only way I can think of to save your lemon tree is to patiently dig around it on all sides and remove the soil unto a tarp, until the tree sits at the proper depth, then backfill and water well for a week. Good luck.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Mar 6, 2018 1:59 PM CST
Since the tree looks healthy, I would be inclined to very gradually pull it back upright and see what happens.

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