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Yellow leaves on moro blood orange trees

Hi, I planted two moro blood orange trees in mid October of this year (two months ago); they are saplings, and maybe 4 and a hald feet tall total. I live in Houston, Texas, and my soil is pretty clay heavy, so it holds water for quite a long time. The trees are in my backyard with a southern exposure, and they have unobstructed sun all day - I'd say they get about 10 or so hours of sun during the day. One of the trees has had yellowing leaves since shortly after it was planted - the leaves started turning yellow in late October or so. That tree has continued to have its leaves turn yellow, and it's shed quite a few leaves, and I am most worried about it. The other tree has stayed greener, but over the past few weeks, it has started to show some yellowing in its leaves, and has dropped a few leaves. I initially watered the trees fairly thoroughly in the weeks after planting. I tried to follow the gardening instructions I read on-line, and just watered them very deeply, but only about twice a week, to encourage deep root growth. I also have given them something called Moon Juice, which is what the nursery I bought them from suggested and helps prevent root shock, twice... once when I planted them, and once a month after I planted them (it is recommended I apply it to them once a month for about a year). Other than that, I have used no fertilizers or pesiticides or anything. When the yellowing started, it was suggested to me that they might be overwatered, and that might be causing the yellowing. I pulled back on the watering, and it seemed to neither help nor hurt; the yellowing didn't get worse, but didn't really seem to improve. It should be noted it rained quite a lot in the past month, so whether I water them or not, they are getting quite a bit of water. So what can I do to help the trees get fully healthy? Even the worse one doesn't seem on death's door - the leaves on it are yellow, but with some green here and there, and the leaves aren't droopy - but obviously everything isn't fully right and I want their health to improve. Any advice you can give would help immensely. Thanks very much! Nick

Harris County Texas Posted almost 3 years ago


What kind of rock is this. It has a lot of shiny crystals or little diamonds on it

Harris County Texas geology Posted almost 3 years ago

What is this ?

Can you tell me what kind of spider this is ?? Please

Harris County Texas Posted almost 3 years ago

Zombees in Cypress,Tx ?

I am sure I have honey bees at my house which are infected with apocephalus borealis. I observed the strange behavior at night on my front porch multiple times recently. I had no idea what was up but I had never seen bees do this before. I had never heard of this fly before until I came across it on the internet today. What I observed fits the description to a tee. Please contact me if anyone is interested in investigating.

Harris County Texas Posted almost 3 years ago

Is this spider poisonous

Can you tell me what kind of spider this is. Had jumped on a friend of mine. It's fuzzy and seams to have two brown dots on its back sack

Harris County Texas Posted almost 3 years ago

what kind of spider is this

Hello my buddy found a black hairy spider with a white mark on its back. Can you tell me what kind it is and if its dangerous

Harris County Texas Posted almost 3 years ago

red wasp

what is a red wasp and where do they come from?

Harris County Texas Posted almost 3 years ago

Spider ID

Is it possible to identify this spider from this photo? The orange markings are almost fluorescent. The legs are fairly long and thin. I live in Fort Bend County, Texas. Thank you, Paula

Harris County Texas Posted about 3 years ago

What kind of wood destroying monstrosity(s) are working at the underside of my old home

The underside of my historic home in Houston, TX is littered with what I assume are egg casings and damaged wood (mostly small holes). I'm only now getting around to making and dating the damage so I'm not just relying on my faulty memory.

I've had two different termite inspections (of course I'm the fool that didn't go under with them) come back to say that we've no active infestations, but I swear things are in fact getting worse.

First things first, can the Community identify the bugs, and second what is the best treatment? Ideally chemical as I'd like to preserve 'historic' content.

There are holes and what I think are tubes. The holes made me think they are supposed to be powderpost beetles, but my understanding is that my underside is pine and that the casing I'm seeing are not what you would see with PPB's as they are exclusive to hardwoods (and tend to fresher HW, and mine is >100 years old!)

thanks for any insight. I'd love to open a dialog(s) with knowledgeable folks.

Harris County Texas Posted about 3 years ago

Random bug found on door hinge

Hi! So i'm wondering what this bug is and whether it's poisonous and if I should be worried.. It was found on a door hinge on my backdoor.. Here are some more links: The link above has more images and a video.

Harris County Texas Posted about 3 years ago