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Replanting a Bougainvillea: Need a Plan

So I had a bougainvillea that was over a walkway for decades. I had an HVAC condenser installed next to it and it was fine, then it got used a lot one year and the tree just died. Termites came in and ...
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What could this object in a tree be?

This is in a domestic garden, in Cornwall, UK. What is it?
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What kind of tree is this with reddish leaves?

This is a young tree that was planted a couple years ago. Is it possible to id from these pics?
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Can someone help me identify this bushy tree I saw outside a hotel?

I saw these trees on Google Street view, and I really want to know what they are. They are located outside the back entrance to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. I may be able to ...
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What is the maximum yield of apple tree? [on hold]

I am in the plan to plant and grow some apple trees in my land in kashmir. I want to know answers for the following questions. How to plant it in proper manner? what is the method of weeding it? ...
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What's the fastest growing shade tree?

I've heard there are many fast growing trees. Can anyone tell me the fastest growing one suitable as a shade tree near a house? I bought a new house and need a super fast growing tree. I love maples. ...
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What would cause branches in the middle of a pear tree to die?

I had a really nice pear tree. Last year I saw a dead branch in the middle of the tree so I cut it. But this year there are a lot of dead branches in the middle of the tree. I'm afraid I'm doing to ...
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Can a coppiced manna gum with three trunks be turned back into a single-trunk tree?

We have a coppiced Manna gum tree which is flourishing. It has three or so trunks. I'd really like to know if it's possible to turn this back into a single trunk tree.
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How do you tell if a tree is male or female?

I was reading through some of the questions on fruit trees, because I've been thinking about getting some blueberry bushes and cherry trees, and I see a lot of people mentioning that the trees don't ...
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Diagnosing if a tree is dead

I found a very large branch in my yard. Looking up, I was surprised to see a a bare tree amongst the leafy ones, from which this branch had fallen. Not a tree expert but I'm guessing this one is ...
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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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Bay Leaf Tree (Laurus Nobilis) with severe scale

I'm new to gardening as I have just bought my first house. I inherited a very large (about 6m tall) Bay tree that is severely sick. I took a sample to my local garden center and I was told that it ...
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Arbor Day Tree Identification issue for eagle scout project! [closed]

I'm currently trying to identify trees for my eagle scout project for an arbor day event at an elementary school. But I am unable to tell the difference between some trees because they all look so ...
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Clean fill for a large stump hole

I had a large Ash tree stump ground out of my yard and now have a huge hole to contend with to restore the lawn in this area. Can I use old weathered bricks to partially fill a large stump hole ...
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What type of fruit tree is this?

This tree is growing in Escambia county(in panhandle of Fl). It is, roughly measured by comparing to our 6ft tall fence, about 10-12ft tall. It is growing in my neighbors yard but it grows over the ...
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What kind of bush is this?

I was walking around town with my kids the other day and this bush caught my eye. I just love it and want one of my own lol. Can someone help me out in identifying it please. It's located in north ...
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Is the pictured seedling a Sycamore or field maple?

I recently dug up a 3 year old self seeded specimen from my garden that I intend to bonsai after I move house. I originally thought it was a field maple (Acer campestre) but am starting to suspect it ...
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How to deal with suckers on a Bradford Pear Tree?

I have two Bradford Pear Trees at the front of my yard. They were planted ~1997. (The HOA requires all lots in the development to have them.) Little sprouts that keep popping up from the ground ...
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Which tree should we remove to allow more light into the yard

When I was a child we had a sun filled yard. We planted a number of trees for fun and over the years the trees have grown and crowded each other out. I'm looking for some advice on which one(s) to ...
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Possible to force new growth in Monterey Cypress Tree?

Poorly pruned cypress are abundant. Is there any way to stimulate growth in the lower portions of an adult cypress?
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Will branches on my damaged apple tree grow farther apart from each other as it gets taller?

I have an apple tree that is developing a lot of branches close together after it lost half its height due to a deer attack. As the tree grows taller again, will the new branches eventually grow with ...
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Will I get lemons from a tree grown from a lemon seed?

I have planted seeds of a lemon and want to know, if I have to graft the lemon plant so I can get lemons? Or will they in time grow without grafting?
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Please help me identify this tree, I think it is a Box elder…?

Please please please help me identify this tree, I think it may be a box elder but I am not certain in the least. Any thoughts or confirmation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!!
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What tree is this?

What is this tree? It looks a bit like a lavender but it doesn't really have a scent (and it's a tree!).
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tree fern trunk dying [on hold]

My tree ferns trunk looks like it's dying from the bottom up. It is a grayish color and the base has narrowed. It also seems to have alge or moss growing around the base. Any ideas of what this could ...
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Why does my tree have splitting bark, dripping sap, and dead branches?

Our builder planted this tree, and I have no idea what kind it is. The bark seems to split and a lot of sap runs out of the tree. Since I don't know what kind of tree this is, I haven't been able to ...
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Can a newspaper layer underneath mulch be harmful to trees

To help control weeds in garden beds between my plants I have put newspapers down on the ground and added a layer of mulch over this. I have also done this where there are trees in the garden beds ...
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What is this tree with blue and white flowers and long strap-like leaves?

While I was walking, I found this tree with amazing blue and white flowers and am really curious to know its name. It also has long strap-like leaves. What is its name? Click on picture for full ...
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What is this tree? Please help me identify this tree

We have multiple of this tree growing on my college campus and I cannot figure out what type of tree it is. I've never seen anything like it. It has a light green leaf that always grows on top of a ...
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Can I cut off exposed tree roots without harming the tree?

Large trees often have roots protruding out of the ground around the base of the trunk (such as the ones that can push up sidewalks next to the tree). When is it safe to cut those roots (that might be ...
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Is this tree sick and is there something I can do about it?

We have this tree in our front yard and it isn't looking that good. I am guessing it was put in when our house was built in '64 so it is over 50 years old. I'd love to be able to save it if ...
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What is the proper way to plant a bush under an established fruit tree?

Established Tree: Apple Planting Bush: Blueberries Goal: not damage apple tree root system Question: How do I plant a blueberry bush under an apple tree without damaging the roots of the apple tree?
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Spacing for semi dwarf cherry trees?

I have 2 semi dwarf cherry trees. One is a Rynbrandt and the other is a Blackyork. I've looked for information online about how far to space them and can't find a thing. My tags don't tell me either. ...
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Why haven't my Birch and London plane tree leafed out yet

In the fall I bought a few trees from Arbor Day. I planted the birch and plane tree on the north side of my house and they haven't budded, bloomed, or leafed yet while my other trees have. I did the ...
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What would cause the bark to fall of a tree?

What would cause the bark to fall off a tree like this? See the squiggly markings on the trunk?
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What leaves should I feed worms?

I know that in real life worms will eat both fresh and dry leaves at night or when it rains. I am not putting earthworms in the soil yet but I will soon. I am trying earthworms and mix of old and ...
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Please help me identify this tree with irregular leaves

I found this tree growing on a farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. p.s. The pink fabric is not part of the tree :p
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Help identify my bonsai tree

I've been given a bonsai tree by a friend who knew I was interested in learning about them. Unfortunately all it said on the pack was 'bonsai tree'. I've done a little research looking for the name ...
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Saving a lopsided Douglas fir from needing to be removed

A mature Douglas fir stands on my property. Its Western half receives no sunlight, causing nearly all of its foliage to have grown Eastwards over my home. Due to its unfortunate growth trajectory, I'm ...
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Weedy uneven lawn with tree stumps: grind, chip, till, roll and reseed?

My sister just bought a place and she's asking for help getting her lawn back in order. I'm not sure the way we've come up with is the best way. Here's my plan of attack. I would appreciate a sanity ...
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What is this tall potted plant with narrow leaves and braided bark at the base?

We recently inherited a new plant with no information about the species or location where it naturally grows. It looks like it has been regularly trimmed by the previous owner, and I'm not sure if ...
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How do we revive Spruce trees that lost 50% of their needles after a flood?

We live in southern Alberta, south of Lethbridge. We have a 5 acre farmyard that had multiple gorgeous Blue Spruce trees that were well maintained for 20 years. The trees were thick, lush, and ...
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Growth rate of a Pecan tree?

We bought a pecan tree that is basically a 2' tall stick right now. It was planted in an opening with other trees and should get about 75% of available daylight. How many years would you think it ...
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Any way to save a large tree that's starting to split/crack down the middle?

I have a large tree in my front yard and last fall I noticed a crack down the middle. Six months later, it appears the crack is getting larger (see pictures below). Is there any way to save the tree, ...
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Any ideas on what is wrong with this tree?

I have a tree in my back yard that the bark seems to be coming off of. There are leaves growing, but seem thinner than past springs. Last year, I added a tree ring with landscaping blocks and mulch... ...
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What is this Vine-type plant growing on my Jacaranda tree?

I have a vine-type plant that is growing on areas of my Jacaranda tree (me + the tree live in Australia). It has little leaves. The roots of the vine grow on the outer-layer of bark on the tree. Does ...
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How much space between trees?

Is there a recommended spacing when planting new trees so they do not interfere with each other's growth? I want to group a number of the same tree species together as densely as possible while still ...
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How can I revive a tree that's been stripped of bark?

I've got what I think is a cedar tree in my backyard that is missing most of its bark on one side from the ground to about 4' up. (Thanks to my puppy who is a shredding machine.) The branches next to ...
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What is this tree?

What is this tree? Located in Northeast Ohio...
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What Would Be A Good Shade Tree for Oakville, Ontario, Canada?

Shade Tree questions I'm looking to get a new tree for our backyard to provide a bit more shade throughout the summer. I did some searches around and on this site, got some ideas, but would still ...