I inherited a tree that suffered from slime flux (bacterial wetwood). It had sores on the trunk that oozed liquid and foam, and the run-off created a smelly puddle at the base of the tree. The stink is what originally alerted me to the problem.
I removed the tree and want to repurpose the area to plant some young semi-dwarf citrus trees for fruit production. I'm worried about the soil, though. Could the flux run-off have left bacteria or other junk in the soil? Should I treat the soil before planting anything new?