Avocado Tree is dying once of a sudden, please help


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Hello everyone,

I grew this tree from a seed. It is Hass avocado tree.

About 2 weeks ago it started to drop the leafs down, which I though that with furnace on it needed more water. Watering more didn't help :(

Now the leaves are starting to shrink and dry up. It looks it is not doing too good.

Does anyone know what could be possibly wrong?

I will post some pictures of it as well.

Please help. I've been growing it for almost 2 years and what I see is heartbreaking.
 

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Hello everyone,

I grew this tree from a seed. It is Hass avocado tree.

About 2 weeks ago it started to drop the leafs down, which I though that with furnace on it needed more water. Watering more didn't help :(

Now the leaves are starting to shrink and dry up. It looks it is not doing too good.

Does anyone know what could be possibly wrong?

I will post some pictures of it as well.

Please help. I've been growing it for almost 2 years and what I see is heartbreaking.
If you have the plant next to the draft of a furnace or just heated by a furnace that is not a good thing because an avocado is a tropical/sub-tropical tree and loves high humidity. The air from a furnace is anything but humid. Also you have a nutritional problem as the tree is suffering from chlorosis, either nitrogen or iron or both. Feed with a good organic fertilizer, not some chemical/oi based fertilizer as these leave mineral salts which are very detrimental to plants, especially plants in a container.
 
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Hello Chuck,

Thank you so much for your prompt and knowledgeable response. I really appreciate it. The tree is really dear to me... I want to save it.

There is no draft from furnace, it is away from any of the furnace blow/ingest ports.

Do you think I should replant it or pour some good fertilizer on top of the soil?

Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

Thank you so much in advance for any help.
 
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Hello Chuck,

Thank you so much for your prompt and knowledgeable response. I really appreciate it. The tree is really dear to me... I want to save it.

There is no draft from furnace, it is away from any of the furnace blow/ingest ports.

Do you think I should replant it or pour some good fertilizer on top of the soil?

Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

Thank you so much in advance for any help.
What is the humidity in your house? Furnace heat is DRY. If you could somehow, until warm weather arrives, mist it numerous times a day or perhaps keep a container of open water under or near the tree that would help. About fertilizing the tree. How large is the container it is in? The larger the container is the better a dry pelleted form of fertilizer is. If in a fairly small container a liquid or soluble fertilizer will probably be best. Do not repot unless the tree is root bound. You can take the tree out of the container and look to see if it is root bound without damage. If not root bound fertilize. If root bound get a larger container and repot with a good (not miracle grow) potting soil and fertilize.
 

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