Our lemon tree had roots partially growing out of the ground and after they got covered with dirt all the baby lemons died.  Not just a few...all of them. Some of the dirt was also piled a little above where the trunk meets the ground.   Could this cause the baby lemons to die.  Also, the tree now looks a little scraggly...not as lush as it should. Please help asap!
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Sounds like the dirt is smothering the roots.........carefully brush the dirt away with something soft....like a paint brush  be careful not to damage the roots.............Some trees like roots above the ground.  The extra dirt has to be removed or I am afraid it will die.......
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