OK, Its not raining, so here is some pictures.
See That poor little tree. Its 10 maybe 15 years old. About 5 years ago everything on it died except the center trunk, almost like sprayed with poison. I had a fig tree 3 years ago that didn't survive with what appeared to be the same thing. The center trunk bifurcates just above ground level. There is a satsuma in front and behind it. All get fertilized every fall and spring.
BTW this orange should be much larger than the Satsuma behind it.
This is about 6 ft. tall
This is a good picture of what it looks like after all the small fruit disappears, this tree had 1000's of blossoms this spring. There is 5 hives located not 200 yards from here. The trees really love all the bees.
I was trying to show the trunk here. At ground level its maybe 8 or 10 inches then within the same distance it splits and both are about equal sized.
This is the trunk near the top, you can actually see I believe some of the dead limbs were I trimmed it back there.
This is the new growth it always stays cover with, till it dies off. Its trying, I just don't know how to help it. That's why I asked about pruning suckers, basically they are all suckers.
This is the Satsuma in front of it. I had to trim it back two years ago. This thing is an unbelievable bearer. I had to trim it because I knew it was going to split every year from all the weight. It took two years to start bearing again and guess what happened? For some reason a sap sucker/ wood pecker decided to take a fancy to it. And all the new top grown is bare, all the leaves fell off and no fruits. Its OK, next year it will come out OK. I put tree wound everywhere I could and its happy again if that sapsucker/woodpecker will leave it alone.
Look at all those fruits, best year in the last two...LOL But nothing like prior to that, but she needed it. Satsumas are Louisiana green tangerines, they peel like one and rare really tastee!
There are the pictures. Any suggestions?
Edited by Foamheart - 7/8/13 at 11:49am