So I've moved into a new house and out the back is a lemon tree that the previous owners didn't pay much attention to (as you might have read about elsewhere on the boards). I'm new to fruit trees, the most I've ever poked at one was the old mulberry tree back at my mothers house. I've had a gander about the internet, and from what I can gather the fruit has Melanose (possibly greasy spot? I can't tell the difference!) and might have sooty mould. I say might because I can't quite get in there to check whether it's mould or just a lot of dust.
Pictures of some fruit (the leaves seem fine): [url=https://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e23/Pyrokin/IMG_2204.jpg][X][/url] [url=https://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e23/Pyrokin/IMG_2203.jpg][X][/url] [url=https://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e23/Pyrokin/IMG_2202.jpg][X][/url] <- That one is the one that makes me suspect the mould.
Now, my biggest problem with the tree and probably the hurdle that blocks me from the rest is that it seems to be infested with spiders. There's a huge mass of cobwebs down the back of the tree ([url=https://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e23/Pyrokin/IMG_2205.jpg][X][/url] It doesn't seem like much in this picture, but there's a lot!) and when I try to peer into the tree from the front, it's almost as if there's a giant nest of web and leaves blocking my view. There's lots of rolled leaves with nests inside, and as tempted as I am to get a broom and just thwack everything, I know that's probably going to cause a mess that has a lot of moving bodies.
Another concern of mine is the root system. I grew up in a house where there was constant talk about which trees roots were doing what damage and trees that were a part of my childhood have recently, well, all been cut down. When we all saw the lemon tree out the back ([url=https://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e23/Pyrokin/IMG_2207.jpg][X][/url]), everyone else's reactions were along the lines of "lemons! We can make pie!"