What's wrong with my lime tree?


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Hi there,

CA resident (SF bay area) here.

The lime tree I planted 5 years ago started looking unhealthy last year but it's now getting worse.
It did not have any significant new growth for 2 years now. Additionally, one branch is loosing all its leaves this spring. The other branches don;t have new growth but at least are not dropping leaves.
The trunk looks kind of weird (I think).

Soil is moist, but not wet. It's watered once a week. I have 2 orange trees on the same water schedule, they are striving well.

Any suggestions? I've attached a few photos of it.

Thanks,
Tim
 

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When was the last time the tree was fertilized and with what?
 
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2 months ago with citrus fertilizer (3-5-5).
I did not apply a lot though. Should I try applying larger amounts and/or more frequently?
 
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2 months ago with citrus fertilizer (3-5-5).
I did not apply a lot though. Should I try applying larger amounts and/or more frequently?
You should use 2-3 lbs per inch of the diameter of the trunk above the graft point out to the drip line at least twice per year
 
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Ok, it was not nearly as much so I'll apply a lot more and will report back in a few weeks.

Thanks!
 

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