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Topic Title: Mango Leaves Turning Brown after Hurricane Irma
Topic Summary: What is the best plan for dealing with this?
Created On: 09/14/2017 07:59 AM
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 09/14/2017 07:59 AM
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bradlat

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I am 7 blocks from the ocean and my 2 mango trees have significant browning of their leaves after the storm (I assume salt spray). What is the best course of action for the trees? Will they be good as-is? Should I trim them back? Am i screwed? Any information would help! Thanks
 09/15/2017 05:34 AM
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ww

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I'm 3 milies inland and we've got all sorts of leaf browning on oaks and almost everything else, on their east sides.  Lots of one-sided trees and bushes.  

Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne simply stripped leaves from the same trees.  I expect most of the damaged leaves to fall quickly.  The oaks are likely to flush out with new ones.  Mangos are toward the end of their growing season, so might be prepping to go dormant for the dry winter.  

Wait and see.  Don't hurry to cut.

 

 09/16/2017 07:18 AM
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Central Floridave

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Just got internet back this morning. Yes, mango got scorched. They will rebound nicely. do nothing. I wouldn't even water them. Hopefully we get some rain.

For other plants that are hurting you probably want to water. The past week was a mini-drought and hot conditions. Plants are stressed. I'm gonna lose some palms from Irma. My jaboticaba leaves were stripped. Most palms have a 45 degree lean.

 09/16/2017 07:58 AM
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bchside

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Thank you for the info, was concerned with my mango tree as well !
 09/18/2017 06:01 AM
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bradlat

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Thanks for the info. Most of the leaves are gone but looks like it is already about to sprout new growth.
 09/18/2017 10:12 AM
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Central Floridave

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It is difficult to kill a mango.
 09/24/2017 11:43 AM
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chopola

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My medium sized mango tree lost all the leaves on the windward side. Actually about 75% of its leaves are on the ground. I raked them all up around the base of the tree, about 2 to 3 feet deep. I figure it would make for some good natural mulch. Is this a good idea or not?
 09/24/2017 12:20 PM
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WG

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probably not much mango harvest next year.

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 09/24/2017 05:59 PM
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Central Floridave

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All the mangos should be flushing out now. Near me an acre of scorched mango is breaking out in new flush. One of mine that got topped and hedged back to the ten foot level is flushing also.
 10/18/2017 09:41 PM
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Try and keep the bark shaded to prevent sun burn. I take palm fronds and put them up in the trees to make temporary shade.
 10/21/2017 03:54 AM
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We live three blocks from the beach And all our mangos are coming Back

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 02/25/2018 08:58 AM
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moody

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So how are the trees looking now that it's been a while? We had major tree damage (limbs, all leaves, oaks and maples mostly). I removed damaged limbs but the leaves are finally starting to recover now that it's spring. We need rain!

FWIW, the areca palm inside the house is dying. We have an atrium with a fully grown (30') areca right in the middle, and I guess it just took too much damage. I need to have it removed and the root ball cleaned out, which is going to be an awful mess and I think I need to get an expert in (we aren't living in the house currently as it's still being repaired).

I suppose I was just wondering if everyone else's trees are getting back to normal or if you lost any. I am going to get someone in with a bobcat to clear out the back 1/4 acre, as it's become way overgrown with us not living there (it's amazing how fast the jungle takes over!).

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 02/25/2018 07:46 PM
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ww

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Couple miles inland.  The two mangos were not much bothered by Irma.  They aren't entirely covered with flowers, but I think I see a good crop from both on the way.  Mallika and Lancetilla.

 02/26/2018 05:22 AM
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Central Floridave

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All my mango have fully recovered and in full bloom currently.
 02/26/2018 08:14 AM
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moody

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Dave, I saw those pictures yesterday - awesome news!

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 02/26/2018 01:13 PM
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SurferMic

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About 150 yards from the beach , Julie Mango is flushing well as is Bailey's Marvel but the Hadens and Glens look rough, expect low production this year.

Biggest issue our area is an explosion in the squirrel population, they are being fed an endless supply of peanuts from some condo owners nearby. Is there a way to remove them keep them off the trees w/o extermination or trapping?  Lost a bunch of fruit last year as the population grew, this year they are going to take everything...cats will get a few here and there (amazing to see a cat actually catch one and snap the neck, then proudly bring it over...good cats!)...Spoke w/ condo owners and they stated they would stop feeding them but they have not.

 



Edited: 02/26/2018 at 01:23 PM by SurferMic
 02/27/2018 10:52 AM
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weldertom2

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After a very poor 2017 season, my mango is FLUSHED with massive numbers of flowers this year. Looks like its going to be a great one
 02/28/2018 04:10 AM
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Do you folks know if well water good For mango and avocado trees?

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 02/28/2018 11:52 AM
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Central Floridave

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Squirrels: Sucks. Can't let them be comfortable in yard with fruit. either figure away to scare them, wrap the fruit, or exterminate them. Good Luck! Man has been fighting with rodents on their crops forever.
Well Water: depends on the quality. A lot of salt probably not good, especially for avocado. Avocado needs more water and care. Sort of like a citrus in care. Mango....never water it. especially this time of year when in full bloom. So far we have had perfect dry and warm conditions for mango. Mango like it dry this time of year.

 02/28/2018 03:05 PM
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bradlat

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I'm 7 blocks from the beach in Satellite. My Haden is in full bloom, the best it's looked in years. My Tebow got beat up in the hurricane this year. It doesn't have any blooms but is sprouting all sorts of new life. Tebow mangos will have to wait til next year...
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