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Tree root damage

Having a patio put in and the guys hit a root on a 30-40' tree located about 10' away. How should they proceed to cover the root and what damage might occur to the tree?
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Identifying this unusual tree

I photographed this unusual-looking bush/tree growing wild in central Texas in December of last year: It had beige-colored, spiky flowers/seed heads arranged in panicles (at least I think that's ...
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Can someone identify this tree from these leaves and this “fruit”?

Can someone identify this tree that I have growing at my home from these leaves and this "fruit"? The ground is covered with the green, plum like orbs but they are rock hard. The tree itself is at ...
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Best help for a tree with stunted growth?

I have a few trees on my property which are at least five years old (sorry I don't know the kinds yet). Compared to other trees in neighboring lots, planted at the same age at the same time, they are ...
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How often should you water saplings that were shipped by mail for the first week?

Is it a good idea to water the trees heavily for the first week to let the saplings take up water (like soaking for 12 hours), or let the dirt dry out to about 20% or so to let the roots breathe more?
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What is this willow-like tree?

What is this tree?. I though it was a willow of some kind? but cant find a definitive answer. It has dark cracked bark, long drooping willow like leaves. The stems are red. There is a red vein ...
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Should I prune this new olive tree?

I planted this tree a few months back and it's been growing rapidly in the summer sun here in Cyprus. We have average daytime temperatures of around 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) at this time of year, ...
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What should I do after oak tree removal, before paving?

I recently had a huge oak tree removed. It was ground to a stump. I'm going to pave that area soon. Do I need to do anything to the area before paving? Someone told me to put salt in the soil.
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When should I transfer my Fiddle Leaf Fig to a bigger pot?

My Fiddle Leaf Fig tree is getting taller. I was wondering if I should change the pot to a bigger pot? I took the picture of my plant next to a standard cereal box so you can have an idea of how tall ...
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How to maintain forest land with a variety of tree species?

I own 5 acres of forest land in Northern Idaho. On one part there are many different species but many have died. There are a lot of dead birch trees laying around. Am I helping or hurting by picking ...
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Should I remove the top of a tall, skinny eucalyptus to promote a stronger core?

I've got a tall skinny eucalyptus tree that I planted about a year and a half ago. When I bought it, its trunk was somewhat narrow, and tethered in at least three spots to a stake to keep it straight. ...
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Cutting roots of a live oak tree [duplicate]

I have a live oak tree on my front lawn. Roots from the tree are beginning to spread on to my neighbor's lawn which seems to be a problem to them. The roots in question are approx. 8 to 10 ft. from ...
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What is this tree/bush with thorns and small blue solid fruits?

There's a tree in our yard of which we do not know it's name. In other parts of the yard it grows more like a bush. It has thorns and grows small solid fruits that turn dark blue when ripe. On the ...
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Is my maple tree in trouble?

Location is Pacific Northwest (15 mi W of Portland, OR) A 2-inch diameter branch broke off my backyard maple tree at the trunk this afternoon. The branch had many healthy-looking leaves and seed "...
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What is this tree and will it eventually destroy my house?

I bought my house last fall. All I knew was this is a Christmas tree. I wrapped it with Christmas lights and it looked merry last winter. Come spring, it started sprouting new buds rapidly. Now it's ...
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How can I transplant sprouts growing from a Mimosa stump?

I cut down a mimosa tree and now there are tiny sprouts coming out of the stump. Is there any way I can transfer and plant the tiny trees somewhere else?
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What is this “unscented” small Eucalypt landscape tree in California?

I would like to identify this tree, and particularly to confirm or eliminate it as a possible host for Thaumastocoris peregrinus recently sighted nearby. The leaves are glossy and have no eucalyptol ...
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Tuscan tree identification

These sparsely branched trees appear all over northern Tuscany, is anyone able to help identify them?
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What kind of tree is this? And how can I kill it?

This tree is growing outside my office and blocking almost all the light coming into my window. I don't necessarily want to kill the tree and I can't just blatantly chop it down, but I would like to ...
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Help identify this oak tree

This is from a tree growing in central WA state, but since it's in a yard, it could be from anywhere. The small seeds look very much like acorns, so it appears to be an oak of some kind. But what ...
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Part of fruit cocktail tree has died

I have a fruit cocktail tree that I planted on 1 June 2013, around 9 to 10 weeks ago, and one of the 3 grafted branches appears to have died. The tree originated from Dave Wilson Nursery. Here is an ...
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What type of Mulberry tree is this?

I was identifying a relatively young tree in my yard, and I'm pretty sure it is a Mulberry tree. I live in Massachusetts and came across this article stating that red Mulberries are endangered in ...
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Question on my Bradford Pear Tree

We have 2 Bradford Pear trees out front. This spring the one on the right was full of blooms, the left one was very scarce of blooms, the right tree is full of leaves, the left one is almost bare. We ...
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What is this cone-shaped evergreen tree?

This tree is growing in a garden in Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm pretty sure it's evergreen. I'm not sure whether or not it is indigenous to this area. Click on pictures for full size.
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How important is it to use mycorrhiza if you're planting trees, and bushes?

I was watching a video on bare root tree planting, and was wondering if you really need to use mycorrhiza if planting a tree/bush.
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Tree growing back after being cut down

We just moved into a new house. There was a sickly looking tree in the backyard. I cut it down but now there are little branches coming out of the ground in the area the tree use to be. I think it is ...
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What zone 5 trees and shrubs produce the most pollen?

Is some pollen more likely to provoke an allergic reaction than others? We are thinking of planting a tree or shrub like a smoke bush Cotinus and would like to know if this means more sniffing in our ...
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Will my tree survive after have a section of root cut off?

I have a large ornamental tree in my garden. (I have just bought the bungalow). While I was out a large root (about a foot diameter) which was causing a wall to fall over was cut off. The leaves ...
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Planting on pit started avocado

I have a couple of avocado seedlings that I started roughly at the same time, one suspended over water and one planted in soil. The water method seems to have worked slightly quicker, but it will ...
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Symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in trees

Are there some good rules of thumb to what symptoms map to sorts of deficiencies. If leaves are turning yellow out of season, what sort of deficiencies could be responsible? I have read the following ...
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What causes trees to june drop a main branch?

The other day we had a tree June drop a main branch during a calm period on a windy day (I was in the yard at the time, and it probably would've fallen the other direction had there been some wind at ...
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Do 3 in 1 plantings cause girdling?

I was watching some videos on how to plant trees close together, and was wondering if doing a 3 in 1 planting will cause girdling, or any other problems.
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What are some of the best fast-growing trees for both shade and fruit/nuts?

I want to grow a bunch of trees in my garden for shade. Which trees will grow fast and are also useful for fruits or nuts?. By the way, I am in South India - Chennai (Madras)
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Help me to identify these two trees in my back yard?

I have two trees in my backyard that I need help identifying. My home is in Port Saint Lucie, which is on the eastern coast of the southern half of Florida. Hardiness zone 10a. My home backs into a ...
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How to prune a fiddle leaf fig tree

I have had this fiddle leaf fig tree (ficus lyrata) for about a year and it has grown a lot of new leaves along three of its branches, but not on any others. In fact, many small, dry leaves have ...
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how to protect young tree from leafcutter bee

every season a leaf-cutter bee chews hundreds of holes in my redbud tree's leaves. The tree is only three years old and I worry that it won't thrive. How can I protect it?
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Thickening trunks of bonsai

I wish to thicken my trunks on a few ficus hawaii, ficus benjamina, maples and juniper trees in a shorter space of time. What species of bonsai and to what effect will vertical cuts thicken the trunk? ...
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Can trees be propagated from cuttings without roots or leaves?

It's well known that many tree species can be propagated by taking stem cuttings. It's also well known that many tree species can grow new stems and leaves after having the trunk cut. My question is:...
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Why is my new Acer tree dying?

I recently bought a small red Acer and moved it into a more permanent pot. It's about 2 1/2 feet tall and since I've moved it, the leaves have started to brown and shrivel like a dead leaf would in ...
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It rained and now our porch under the locust tree is covered in tiny white worms?

They move, they are tiny, they fell out of the locust tree. Nothing dead in the tree... Never had this happen before... They seem to die and stop moving as they dry out... WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT DO WE ...
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What should we do with a 7-8 year old honey locust tree that has been damaged by disease?

2009 diseased honey locust: June of 2016 full view: We have a honey locust that developed a disease within it's first year and an arborist saw it. He told me it is what they call herpes for ...
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Trees or shrubs with decent shade that can grow in pots?

Is it possible to grow/maintain in pots trees or shrubs that can offer decent shade for someone to sit under them when there's lots of sun? I have an open good-sized concrete rooftop in a building ...
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What's the tree with many leaves in one branch and grow tall

This tree is all over our backyard and it keeps coming when i cut down, want to know if its a useful one if not, want to cut them down and apply glyphosphate to the left over trunk..
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What tree is this which is 12 ft tall and 15ft wide with tiny black fruit

This grows in my backyard and its leaning on the divider and would like to know few more details about it before trimming it. For that if like to know what tree is this first.. -- -- -- -- ...
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What's this tree/shrub with white 4-petal flowers?

There's a small tree or large woody shrub in our garden with fragrant flowers appearing in June in Oregon. Although four-petaled and white, they seem different from the dogwoods we have. The petals ...
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What factors could cause a young oak tree to leaf out late?

I have a young oak tree (ETA: It is a White Oak) that has been in its current location for 7 or 8 years. This year it is very late leafing out. In fact, it has only just started getting leaves in the ...
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Hawthorn identification

I have a question on the identification of two trees, which I am pretty sure are hawthorn species. First of all, where I live: Gants Hill, London, England, UK. I took the two photos below in the ...
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Putting patio pavers around a tree

I have a small space in front of my townhouse that I would like to put a paver patio.. There is a great tree that I would like to keep there. I would like to fill the whole area with pavers, but dont ...
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What are these evergreen berries/fruits?

We see these berries or fruits often in the Houston area, Texas. It looks evergreen, not sure if it's citrus.