Mushrooms around a lime tree

Asked May 29, 2020, 3:38 PM EDT

We recently did some maintenance on this lime tree and then this mushrooms came out ... is this bad for the tree ?! Also can u advice some good fertilizers natural/chemical for boosting up the tree stamina!?

Outside United States

1 Response

Thank you for your question and the photos. The main cause of mushrooms coming up from the soil is that the main fungus is under the soil, and is recycling dead plant roots, returning the nutrients in them to be reused. Either another plant's roots are there rotting, or the rots of your lime tree are in serious decline, which will soon lead to the death of your tree. Without knowing your location, as well as what nutrients are already in your soil, we cannot recommend a fertilizer to "boost tree stamina." If it is diseased, no amount of additives can bring it back. I suggest you consult a garden center or arborist in your area to assess the tree's health. You might have a soil disease that cannot be cured. Here is an article from the Florida Extension on some of the problems that plague lime trees in the Southern US states: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs141

Good luck!