Pruned or ruined orange trees?

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Pruned or ruined orange trees?

Post by Shazia Khurram » February 9th, 2016, 5:48 pm

Hi everyone. I'm typing with a very heavy heart today. I just came back home to find all the orange trees have been hard pruned by maali. I have no idea why he did this. The fruit was generous this season. I've heard to not prune citrus trees at all. Please help. How will this effect the general health of the trees in the coming harsh summers. I read bare branches cannot survive in heat. Sorry for the blurry image but it's dusk here and I've taken the pic from my balcony upstairs. I don't have the heart to go near them at the moment. I might just cry :(
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Re: Pruned or ruined orange trees?

Post by Izhar » February 10th, 2016, 9:36 am

Well I dont know about orange trees but the citrus we grew was pruned every season and it bounced back every time...

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Re: Pruned or ruined orange trees?

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Re: Pruned or ruined orange trees?

Post by Shazia Khurram » February 10th, 2016, 11:51 am

I sure
hope so Izhar.


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Re: Pruned or ruined orange trees?

Post by Izhar » February 10th, 2016, 11:53 am

Dont water it at all unless you start seeing new growth...

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Re: Pruned or ruined orange trees?

Post by Shazia Khurram » February 10th, 2016, 11:54 am

Ok


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Re: Pruned or ruined orange trees?

Post by yawer » February 10th, 2016, 8:15 pm

I have pruned virtually every fruit tree at my place except citrus. However, they should revive as root system looks strong.
For citrus with fewer foliage we resort to foliar sprays for recovery.

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Re: Pruned or ruined orange trees?

Post by Usama » February 11th, 2016, 1:46 am

I hope it will jump right back

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Re: Pruned or ruined orange trees?

Post by niyothi » February 16th, 2016, 8:48 pm

Oh my [emoji20]

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Re: Pruned or ruined orange trees?

Post by Shuaib Haq » February 26th, 2016, 10:54 pm

Hopefully they will !
Being an infant of this gardening forum may i have the courage to say that i have been living in Sargodha "the citrus heaven" for three years now and been seeing a lots of citrus gardens around. I have never seen any orange garden pruned like this. IMO if it was a beneficial practice then all gardens ( 99% are commercial purpose gardens) would be like this some time during the year to get the benefit, but sorry i haven't seen them like this.
I was just wondering if i would be asking too much if we all know what happened with the maali after you saw this [emoji4]
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