Avocado tree dying?

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Old 12-26-20, 01:52 PM
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Avocado tree dying?

So I bought a house (1947) with a mature avocado tree. There was an offshoot that grew off the base off the original/thicker trunk (about 1/3 the thickness) The newer trunk produces 90% of the fruit and the older side has leaves that are larger. Someone said the older side is dying and I think it just doesnít get the sun the new side gets. Older side faces East and newer side faces west. Thoughts? [img]blob:https://www.doityourself.com/741fa1ed-24e7-4bff-a44f-c385971695cc[/img]
 
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Old 12-26-20, 03:36 PM
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Your photo isn't working when I read the post.
If a sucker is allowed to grow it can cause problems for the parent plant. After all, you've now got two trees growing in the same location competing for the nutrients and water that previously went to only one tree. It sounds like the old tree has already been written off since the new one is producing 90% of the fruit.
 
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Old 12-26-20, 09:18 PM
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Donít know why itís sideways but you can see the offshoot. Should I cut the main trunk down?
 
 

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