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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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epicsurf

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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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palerider

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We live three blocks from the beach And all our mangos are coming Back

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