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Old 08-18-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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Fig Tree down

My 12 foot Fig Tree fell over yesterday! I am so upset over that! It was more like a very verry large bush..I should have let my boys trim it to look like a tree last year.. It is just full of fruit from green to over ripe. John said "now we can reach the top figs Mom"...should have sent him to the wood shed !

I have been putting them on a cookie sheet and into the freezer. Then I use my food saver and back in the freezer they go.
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My grandma has 3 huge fig trees & she won't let me gather any of her figs! I'm so sorry that you lost yours!
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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Dove I am sorry to here that, Was it rotting inside the trunk or was it just shear weight of the tree ?
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oh dove i'm sorry. at least you got alot of fruit out it though
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:20 PM   #5
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weight of the tree..I think we will leave it alone until Fall when all the leaves are gone and then the boys will trim it and set it upright.
The weather has been so hot DS thought he should set the sprinkler system come on twice a day ..so I think between the weight and the ground being kept wet (three times a week) it just gave way.
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Still getting fruit..they go great in a smoothie along with other fruit.
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At least something good can come of the tree falling down and you have a ton of figs! Do you think when your boys set it upright this fall it'll be OK?
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My fingers, toes and eyes are crossed..
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My grandma has 3 huge fig trees & she won't let me gather any of her figs! I'm so sorry that you lost yours!
Bad Grandma!!!
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Old 08-19-2005, 12:30 AM   #10
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Dove, I am so sorry about your fig tree. I don't think that it will survive. Most likely when it fell over it broke the taproot. You could consult with a local arborist or your local University of California Cooperative Extension. Here is how to contact a local Master Gardener, who maybe able to help you with your problem.

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