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What all does a plant not liking too much sunlight actually mean biologically? Is it mostly dehydration from heat, or direct light damage as well?

I have a variety of house plants I pick up from a nursery that has "indoor plants" and "outdoor plants" areas. We can't communicate well due to different languages, but I ...
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Garden twine used to hang tomatoes is rubbing and damaging plants?

I bought what I thought was typical garden tying/hanging twine from amazon (link here) and hung my plants from the ceiling with plastic clips. Now it seems the points where the twine touches the ...
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Ornamental Cherry Tree Root breaching lawn

We have a 10-year-old 20 ft high ornamental cherry tree that has a root that is causing a bump in the lawn that I am scalping when I mow and is raising the brick surrounding the tree. Is it OK to ...
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What is eating this leaf and how can I stop it?

There is some kind of worm or larva eating this plan. It has done quite extensive damage in what seems to be a couple of days. It is not the first year this has happened. Is there any way to get ...
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Avocado lost all but one leaf

I am growing two avocado plants which reached about 30cm indoors. I took them outside on a sunny day and then they both suddenly wilted: Eventually, all the leaves fell off the tallest avocado plant, ...
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Damaged peach tree is growing branches near bottom

I bought a young peach tree two years ago and planted it. The week after planting we had a windstorm and a nearby tree fell on it. The main stem appeared to be dead but the next year it had a couple ...
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Yellow/black spots on front and white spots on back of alocasia frydek leaves

I brought this alocasia frydek home almost two weeks ago. It appeared (to me) to be very healthy at the time, and I potted it in a (I thought) concrete pot that I found at a thrift store. Here it is ...
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White patches on chilli plant leaves - leaves dying

I've moved my chili plants to a brand new greenhouse after growing them from seed indoors and within days they've developed these white patches on the leaves, some of them followed by chlorosis and ...
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Approaches to repair bark damage in a pear and persimmon tree

I have a persimmon tree in our courtyard which delivers about 110 baseball-sized persimmons each year. That damage shown (first 3 pictures) is probably from insects or storm etc. The ornamental ...
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Handle old maple syrup taps/buckets left in trees?

We have some maple trees that were tapped for syrup ~20 - 30 years ago. The taps and buckets were left in the trees. This has resulted in various trees mostly subsuming the taps and in some cases the ...
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Will this cedar tree survive with the bark removed?

My son's friend got carried away with a machete out in our woods and started stripping the bark from one of our cedar trees. He removed almost 50% of the circumference as shown in the photo. This ...
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How to avoid hitting sprinkler lines when aerating lawn or cutting sod?

Besides pre-marking and avoiding sprinkler heads: Can an aerator dig deep enough to strike the underground sprinkler lines? Can a sod cutter cut under grass deep enough to strike the underground ...
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Top of new pepper plants sheared off

The top of our young newly planted pepper plants keep getting sheared off by some critter. We thought it was rabbits so I put up a chicken wire fence around them. however today I noticed the replanted ...
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Pawpaw bark damage after first winter

Young pawpaw tree (planted last spring as a stripling, so first spring post planting) has damage to bark and trunk. What could have caused this? Is there anything I can do to help it? Tree is in a ...
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How to fix lead branch being damage on Catalpa tree?

I woke to find the two contending lead branches snapped off. Not entirely sure why as the winds have been mild. I hope not foul play. This is a Southern Catalpa tree. I live in south Texas. None of ...
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What to do about the Collapsed Branch on my Cactus (possibly Austrocylindropuntia subulata)

I have what an app has identified as Austrocylindropuntia subulata. I've had it for about 25 years, although my mum has always looked after it. It's grown from about an inch high to almost six feet ...
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Will applying copper sulfate for the sewer drain kill trees?

We have old terra cotta sewer drain pipes and recently had a plumber remove a large amount of tree roots. He said we should flush root killing crystals a couple times a year. I am assuming it is ...
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Can this open water reservoir be damaged from the ice building inside it?

This circular concrete structure in the garden may have been a well before but now the bottom is closed and a water pipe leads to it. It is roughly a meter deep, 1.3m diameter, 50cm above surface and ...
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100 yr old Pecan Tree

I have a pecan tree that’s around 100 yrs old in my yard and wanting to pour a 24x24 concrete slab on one side of it, will be adding to the existing concrete in pic, my question is will it eventually ...
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Do I need to fix this Avocado debarking?

This self seeded avocado tree has been growing happily on the slope down from the path at the back of my house. It doesn't get much Sun but it seems to be growing over the last few years with no help ...
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Dendrobium with black spots on the leaves

There are these black spots on almost every leaf of our Dendrobium (?). It has flowered once but has kind of gone into a resting phase ever since, I guess that is normal (please correct me if it's not)...
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Unidentified euphorbia turning yellow, how can i rescue it?

This is my first post and I have been looking on several forums where I can discuss plant queries. I have a couple of questions regarding a euphorbia cactus so please bear with me. I recently ...
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What are these white specks on this osteospermum (african daisy)?

This african daisy plant has lots of tiny white "crystals" of varying sizes all over the soil and stem, with some on top of the leaves as well (not as much underneath). It looks a lot like ...
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Mango tree not bearing any fruits after cyclone

We have a relatively young (<15 years) mango tree in my hometown and it has beared fruits for more than 5 years. However two years back there was a cyclone(also known as hurricane/typhoon depending ...
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Can I salvage a tree which is broken next to its roots?

There's a tree in my courtyard that has been broken very close to its roots, to the point that it cannot stand upright. Over the day, it withered. I am not sure if it is salvageable, and the people ...
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Eastern White Pine root damage

My White pine (about 100 ft tall with a diameter of 2 ft) has had root damage. 12' away from the base of the trunk a one foot deep trench on the west side was dug to bury an electrical line. The ...
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Can I safely take cuttings from this tree?

I'm thinking about trying to take a cutting from the dwarf Japanese maple in my yard and grow it as a bonsai. However, I'm a little leery because the tree has already endured some damage (as explained ...
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How can I help this tree flourish?

My house came with a dwarf Japanese maple, which was damaged last fall when we had our roof done. About 1/3 to 1/2 of the tree broke off when a bunch of roofing debris fell on it, as below: I had ...
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Silver maple peeling bark

Should i do anything. This tree is growing real fast . Just noticed peeling in spring. i thought it might just be shedding but no new bark as of this fall.
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How to handle walnut tree root damage?

We recently started some construction work that involves digging around a beloved walnut tree and the workers hit some of the roots. (Europe) Some pics for reference: the tree - https://imgur.com/...
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Why did my Crassula Ovata sprout a new plant from the middle of the leaf?

Check out what I found on my Carssula Ovata this morning: And the back side: The leaf looks dry/dead because the plant suffered a severe burn from staying in a closed greenhouse in early spring (...
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Young peach limb bent under load and splintered, can I mend it with a graft?

Pictures first, some discussion follows. Context shot.. Close up of the splintered limb.. The limb is probably about a half-inch in diameter. You can see that I attempted to prop it up, which was ...
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I found a stray turtle. Will it cause damage to my garden if i bring it in?

I know and have read of the type of animals that you wouldn't want to have in or on your lawn, but none of them include reptiles. I want to keep the turtle until I can find a suitable home for it, but ...
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Drying Oregano and Mint

I went for a vacation of 4 days and when I came back I found my Oregano drooping. Before going I watered it very, but, still it didn't work. Same happened with my mint as well. Both the plants are ...
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Avocado plant with brown spots on the leaves

My avocado has developed brown spots on the leaves trying to figure out what it is
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Will a punctured stem harm my pepper plant?

The stem of one of my potted plants was slightly chewed on by a cat. Nothing that would seriously damage the structural integrity of the plant, but it did puncture the surface with a few small tooth ...
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How to save a 4 foot pink Mimosa tree with root damage?

I have a four foot pink Mimosa tree. It has root damage from shipping. I put it in a plant pot with good drainage and have watered the plant. It is winter so the tree is dormant as well.
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What is causing my bark to fall off and is it normal?

I’ve looked around at other posts asking this question, but none seem to address this particular scenario. I had a tree planted a few years ago and a ring of landscaping brick and mulch placed around ...
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Can i save a rotten aloe vera plant

My aloe vera plant got rotten from the inside after potting it in a soil very rich in vitamins. Can I save the plant and the babes ?
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Why are my persimmon leaves getting all brown and turning brittle?

My trees are all looking like this.What could it be, N.W. Fl Panhandle.These are supposed to be Persimmon trees. Besides the black the leaves have become very brittle.
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Why is my plant dying?

So this plant was a present and its blossoms were already kind of wilting when I got it. I tried my best and repot it asap and watered it on a regular basis. It had a few symbols as instruction how to ...
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What has damaged this tree?

What type of damage has this tree suffered that has made the bark separate? I suspect a lightning strike. [Trees struck by lightning may exhibit variable symptoms. When lightning hits a tree, water ...
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What to do with broken succulent leaf

For our wedding favors, we ordered a variety of mini succulents in 2" pots. As one would expect, some of them were slightly damaged during shipping, with a few leaves broken in the middle. For these ...
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Will creating a sandbox at the base of a fir tree damage it?

We have recently moved into a home with several large old growth fir trees on the property. Will creating a sandbox at the base of a fir tree cause any damage to the tree?
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Broken mango seedling stem

I broke my mango seedling stem tip. Stem is still growing but it has no leaves at all. And to tell you the truth i don't understand from where could the leaves grow. Any ideas on this matter would be ...
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What is the best way to help a tree with removed bark?

My neighbor managed to park their SUV into one of my front trees and about two dinner plates worth of bark was scraped off. The tree diameter is around 14". I don't believe it is enough to seriously ...
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Can cherries be coppiced or cut at 1.20m, and stay alive?

I have an unknown-age cherry that has a significant damage at 1.40m originating from wind and snow breaking a large branch (or several ones). The wound is large, about half of cambium is missing, and ...
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Cycad - "Zamia fischeri" - large chunk from caudex

Advice please on what may have caused this large chunk to be taken from my specimen of Zamia fischeri? Background The plant was purchased about six months ago and I recently (three or four weeks ago) ...
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Indoor plant is looking sickly

I have an indoor plant (sorry, no ideas what type), and it's starting to look sickly. I'm hoping for advice. It's in a relatively dark room, but gets moved to the window for sun every so often.
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How to treat a Beaucarnea recurvata wounded at the base of the trunk?

I have recently relocated a Beaucarnea recurvata in the garden. In the process the plant got wounded and I am worried about its survival. Earlier the ball (caudex) was in contact with a 2 feet wooden ...
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