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replanting a lemon tree

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Narelle starts with ...
Could someone please tell me when it is the right time of year to relocate my lemon tree ? Regards Narelle.
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9th August 2007 10:37pm
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mal says...
now. mid winter. prune heavily, soak the roots the day before, try and get the biggest rootball mass you can and you'll be fine. too easy. get a guy to do the digging and lifting.
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11th August 2007 5:05pm
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jim says...
Narelle may not need a guy to dig and lift for her.. Success is sweetened. by the effort thats required to avhieve it. Preparing the new sight is also important .Minimising stress is the key to happy relocation of tree and its keeper.Prune only what you must and soak where you intend to dig; along the dripline if possible,keep rootball moist but avoid waterlogging it or the new site.Good luck Narelle.
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11th August 2007 10:58pm
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Narelle says...
Hi Mal, Thankyou for your excellent advice & I must agree with Jim, I will be able to dig & lift on my own ! Regards Narelle.
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Narelle
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13th August 2007 10:34pm
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jim says...
Good on ya Narelle. Happy travels.
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15th August 2007 9:03pm
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Justin says...
Hi all,
I have just re located my lemon tree in a clay based area. Have dug a big hole with plenty of good soil. Does my tree have any chance of survival? Have pruned as well.
Please help all tips will be appreciated.
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11th January 2009 7:26pm
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paula says...
How is it for drainage Justin? If the water dosen't drain away quite quickly, the hole may act as a pond and the roots will become waterlogged, and most trees will not survive in these conditions. If it has poor drainage, the better way to go would be to plant it into a mound on top of the soil.
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11th January 2009 7:46pm
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SlickMick says...
If you are on clay you will need to build the soil up into a mound so that you have drainage away from the roots. Digging a hole in clay is just like planting into a pot of water as the water will not drain away and you will lose your tree.
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Anonymous says...
What i did was dig ther hole much bigger than needed, then placed stones in the bottom of the hole added soil then planted the tree. Will this help? Thanks for all your help guys.
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Justin says...
sorry guys i forgot to add my name
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SlickMick says...
Justin,
I think that all you will have is a big hole in the clay (doesn't matter if you have rocks and soil in it) it is still going to be a big hole that will not drain and your tree is doomed. You need to take it up and build the soil up into a mound of good friable soil and plant into the mound about a metre diameter and 300-400mm high. That way the water will not hang around and drown your tree. Citrus do not like wet feet.
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SlickMick says...
ps Justin, dont plant over the top of the hole as it will still accumulate water.
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mel tal says...
my year and a half old lemon tree, growing in a plastic pot a meter wide and deep, has been overfilling with water after rain or watering. the earth is sogged from this waterlogging. i do not know what is causing this and what to do about it. it hurts me to see this lovely tree choking. does anyone out there have some advice. thanks, mel
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SlickMick says...
Mel
Bore a hole at least 2.5cm (1") in the bottom of the pot to let the water drain out or you will loose the tree for sure. Citrus do not like wet feet. The size of the pot sounds ideal but you need to drain it

Let it drain for a few days before you think of watering it again, then give it a few more days before you do
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McGreg says...
I have a lemon tree that is easily 20 years old. Can that be relocated using the same method as stated above??
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mel says...
i added some good earth to the pot, drilled about ten holes down to the bottom of the pot and let the rain roll down these holes, then tipped the pot allowing the water to cascade out onto the balcony. but i have to wait for the change, if there will be a change. meanwhile the branches look healthy but the tree is bald of leaves, which have all fallen off. hoping for change.
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Jayne says...
Hi, I have a 3 year old lemon tree and need to re-locate it, is this time of year good for this? It currently has blossom and it has recently been pruned after all the lemons were picked. It's about 5ft tall. I'm not particualy green fingered and have read all the advice on the site but am still worried, I dont want to kill it!
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mel says...
my bald lemon tree grew back its fine leaves and lovely small white and yellow small blosoms opened up with promise for a larger harvest of lemons. but sadly, the lush leaves remain but all the buds germinating the lemons dropped from their places for no apparent reason. a real disappointment! does anyone understand what made the budding fruit fall off, like hair falling from a man's scalp? thanks, mel
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