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What is wrong with my avocado tree?

3 months ago
last modified: 3 months ago

I have a tiny avocado tree (1-2 years old) that was doing really well for awhile and is now declining in health. It reached 2 ft in height and then the leaves started drooping and falling off, and it looked like brown splotches on the leaves as well. I ended up repotting it in Fox Farm Ocean Forest Potting Soil, treating it with a copper fungicide, and cutting it back to about 1 ft (there seemed to be spots on the trunk part as well.) At that point, it was just a stick and I thought it was done for. However, it started growing new branches and leaves. The top of the trunk where I had cut it started turning black and brown, and it was travelling down the trunk. I gave it another fresh cut to get rid of the dying trunk, hoping it would heal properly, but the same thing is happening again and I don’t know how to fix it. I’m attaching photos of what the trunk looks like. I would appreciate any suggestions—I grew this tree from seed and I really don’t want to lose it!

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