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A touching story about a Lemon Tree

10 Mar 2018 5:07 PM | RALPH CARTWRIGHT (Administrator)

Not a native, I know, but a lady recently reached out to us via our Facebook Page.

She sent us some pictures of a lemon tree in the back yard.

The story goes that in February of 2017, her brother had planted a lemon tree in his back yard.

Tragically, in October 2017 aged just 39, he passed away in a house fire which also destroyed the yard.

However within about a month the family noticed some new growth in the pot.

She wanted to know if it was a weed or the tree re-shooting. The image on the left was taken just before Xmas.


This new life became very significant to the family because it was almost the only thing that survived the fire.

Looking closely at the two images below, I was able to inform her that it was indeed the tree re-sprouting, but from the rootstock below the graft, so the growth is very wild and very unlikely to get any lemons from it if she leaves it. The thorns also look pretty vicious.


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