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How do I know if an ash tree can be treated for emerald ash borer or needs to be removed?

I have 16 Emerald ash trees that have been hit with the emerald ash borer. While I have seen the ash borer's bore holes and the epicormic sprouting of branches in random places, I question whether or ...
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How can I stop a dead tree's roots from popping up in the grass?

I dug up a tree a year ago and the roots seem to still be spreading under ground. Every once in a while I will see it sprout above ground. I keep pulling it out but it comes back. How do I kill ...
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Relocating an apple tree - when should this be done?

A long time ago (about ten years), I put some apple seeds in the ground, and now I have an apple tree. The only problem is that it is too close to the neighbour's house, and might do some damage to it ...
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Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa) grows again and again, how do I stop it?

Ficus religiosa is a common tree in India, it is called 'Peepal' here. It can grow anywhere even where there is no proper soil. It also grows near wash-room ducts (drainage pipes) of the Apartment ...
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How do I kill a butterfly bush so it stays dead?

I have four Butterfly Bushes (Buddleja davidii) in my yard from a previous owner. I believe two are the Black Knight cultivar, but I'm not sure what the other two are. I spend a lot of time every ...
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How do I contain the roots of a ficus tree to prevent damage to plumbing?

I have a 30' ficus tree whose roots are starting to be invasive to plumbing. I'd like to cut down the roots and stunt their growth. How can I achieve this? If cutting down and killing the tree is ...
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Are there any ways to cut back sea buckthorn, other than brute force?

Today I was part of a volunteer team that cut back just over 800 square metres (roughly 8600 sq. ft.) of sea buckthorn encroaching onto a nature reserve, which basically came down to lopping and ...
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Removing a bush whose roots are breaking concrete

In our backyard there is a bush growing up the side of a wall, using a drain pipe to crawl up. Its trunk has grown to be relatively thick (~ 10 cm) and it is now causing the concrete to split on the ...
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What's the best way to remove Junipers?

I moved into my house a couple of years ago - part of the backyard is sloped (roughly 75' x 10' / 23m x 3m) and the developers planted what I believe to be Blue Pacific juniper along the hill to ...