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Which tree branches break the least?

Which tree has branches that break the least over all other trees? Which trees shed the least weight?
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How to bend a large avocado tree branch

I am needing to bend a branch of 100mm diameter (4 inches) permanently upwards on a avocado tree. Needs to be raised by about a meter at a distance of 1.5 meters away from the trunk. I've used ratchet ...
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How to paint a cut off branch on a spruce tree? [duplicate]

I have a spruce tree (picea abies), which is next to a path and since one of the lower branches was obstructing the passing down the path, I cut it off. Now my question is how do I paint the place ...
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Jade tree trunk cut?

I'm having this Jade plant that I want to turn into a bonsai. It grew a lot in height so I had to prune it to keep it short and thicker the trunk. Now, I was wondering if I make a small cut with a ...
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Branch broke off in storm at trunk

In a recent storm two large branches broke off of my tree. They broke off right at the trunk, so I can't cut it back further to make it a clean cut. is there anything I should do to help protect the ...
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Is it ok to cut tree branches with a jigsaw?

I know it probably sounds silly. The idea is to cut the branch off the trees with proper tools (tree pruner, pole saw or whatever), that's easy, takes a minute. What is not so time-friendly, is ...
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Can I just cut date palm branches

I'm growing a date palm (look at my other post) since some years. This works more or less well but it has a lot of braches which won't hold up anymore and start to turn brown (but are still mostly ...
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Is it better to cut off drying branches sooner or later?

Is it beneficial to leave the drying branches so that the plant can salvage the good juices inside them (I'm not entirely sure that this actually happens, it just seems that's how plants work because ...
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Can my worms eat wood?

It has been months since I put the worms in my pot. A bug ecosystem has been established and I bet those worms are reproducing fast. The bugs mostly come for the food I give them. Only a few like a ...
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How to Get Indoor Avocado Tree to Branch Out

I have three indoor avocado trees that I have grown from seed (pictured). I have cut two off after they got fairly high and both have started a new branch (the one on the right has barely started its ...
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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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Why does the tree trunk grow in diameter?

Why does the tree trunk grow in diameter even though you cut the roots and tips of branches?
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How can I save a branch injured by wind stress?

Our landlord planted a beautiful Santa Cruz Hibiscus in the front yard, Zone 9b, its natural habitat more or less, which grew into a small tree. The main trunk has a nice iron rod stake. Of the three ...
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Can I graft fruit trees without pruning?

I just got some apple, peach and pear trees. They're still kind of young but I'm wondering if i can just graft an extra branch on the side without cutting any of the ones it has (only has 2-3 thin ...
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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 ...