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I would scratch off a small piece of bark. If the cambium layer below the bark if brown that limb is dead. If it is green it is alive. Start at the very end of the limb. Scratch off some bark. If that part is brown trim a few inches off. Working your way back to the main trunk. Part of the limb might be dead, but other parts are alive. Lemon trees ...


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Although these are meant to cut up to 25mm stems, in practice, it's better to stick well inside the limit of the cut; in my experience with this length of pruner, achieving a very clean cut on stems at the maximum width is next to impossible. The other drawback with this type of pruner is that, because the length of your pruners requires a two handed ...


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There are a few factors to consider: cutting edge sharpness - the finer the edge on the cutting blade the more readily it will bite into a wood surface. Try using the pruner on a hardwood dowel and see if it marks the surface easily, then try it on softer wood such as a pencil. When sharpening, make sure to eliminate nicks and sharpen to one angled side ...


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You truly need to take a hands on class with a real expert in Bonsai. Bonsai is the apex of plants needing our constant help and needing us to know what we are doing. Not at all akin to a 'house plant' Do not worry about using a timer for your bonsai for light. Just turn it off when it gets dark outside. What are the specs for the light? Good for you, I ...


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You have done a good job at branching this avocado plant. At this size, it is time to repot. It will keep the plant from being root bound. Well spaced roots make better use of nutrition and support consistent growth. You can use a light dose of sea-weed in soil when repotting.


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Get the lower branches (and trunk) more sun. The branches could eventually growth up again (with new leaves) or just new branches could come out from trunk. Maybe a pruning on some top branches will get a better balance.


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Hello Nicole & Welcome, It looks like there is one branch on the right side of the picture and two or three on the left. Other than that the tree appears to be in very good health. If you are lucky those branches will drop the dried brown leaves and push out new leaves. If they don't it's okay. It will not be too top heavy. You can test to see if ...


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Sorry for the late response. I would like to mention I have seen many avocados on online forums. This has to be one of the better ones I have seen. You did a good job with the prune the branching is beautiful. I would not prune it again until it has at least one or two more sets of leaves. At this point it will be a multi-trunk tree if left with no ...


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