We learned a lot about citrus tree responses to the series of storms 2004-05. After a hurricane is past and your personal life is in a stable condition, it will be time for you evaluate the damage to your citrus groves. Entering a damaged grove that you have put much effort into undoubtedly will be difficult, but after the effort you have invested, promptly minimizing the impact of that damage is extremely important for the future productivity of your grove.
The CREC faculty has been working hard to compile tree recovery tips that have been collected over the years to assist in your grove rehabilitation. We developed a check list of stresses to be minimized if found in your grove. In addition we listed some potential tree stresses that may appear in your grove in the next year as a result of a recent hurricane. All of these tips and considerations are listed under the "Basic Recovery Practices" link listed to the left.
Since the normal regulations of your production practices have been altered, you may need to check on burn permits, water restrictions, and canker finds. If we can assist you with answers to more specific questions about your concerns or you would like to share your tree recovery techniques that have been successful, please contact us at the "Contact Information" link on the left. The CREC is committed to assisting those in the citrus industry that have been impacted by storms.