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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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Can I save an Aloe barberae tree with a split in the trunk?

Today I purchased an Aloe barberae tree from the nursery. During the time it was delivered to my home it split itself on the trunk where it has two branches. The split is approximately 120 mm (just ...
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Are my Emerald Arborvitaes recoverable?

I bought 31 thujas a couple of months ago and some of them are really struggling. I installed a drip line a week ago, but am wondering if these trees are completely dead. Here are a bunch of ...
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How can I save Yew bush branches severely bent by snow and ice?

It's been snowing on these Yew bushes for the past three months of this harsh Massachusetts winter. With regular gentle cleaning, they've been doing fine. After last week's snow it warmed up a bit, ...
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How should we treat cracks in the stem of Aloe Veras?

I received this damaged Aloe Vera about 5 days ago and I found help, here mainly, to determine the source of its problems. So everything was on track now, until I realized that it had soil in between ...
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Is this crab apple branch doomed?

The leafed branches that are at the end of this larger branch look fine, but I am concerned that the damaged bark has allowed the layer underneath to die. Did anything need to be done for this? I am ...
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Translucent spots on leaves

Recently, several of my plants have developed these translucent spots on their leaves: What is causing this? What should I do?
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Saving sun-scorched succulents

I recently moved several small potted succulents from partial shade to full sun, which proved catastrophic for many of them. Specific genera among the casualties: Echeveria / Graptopetalum Faucaria ...
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How can I repair a damaged aloe vera that hasn't been watered for months?

One of my relatives gave me an aloe vera plant, but it was really damaged. I have cut the damaged parts (which were on the leaves), so I want to ask how to repair it to grow healthily once again. I ...
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What's the best way to care for this damaged plant?

This pot plant used to be double the size it is now, and was sitting on our outdoor table when some hungry cockatoos knocked it off and snapped off the other half of it. I've since moved it to where ...
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Disease / pest identification

What could have caused the damage in some of the leafs of this pothos? Fungus? Drought? Pest? Factors: It appeared suddenly, at the end of winter time, beginning of spring It is an indoor plant, ...
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Can rubber gloves spread plant diseases?

I use thin rubber gloves when gardening. It's autumn here in zone 6, and I'm in the process of pruning and pulling up spent perennials and all manner of wildflowers which have been growing since the ...
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How should I treat a weigela bush with a large section of dead branches?

I have two weigela bushes which have been healthy for at least five years. (That's how long we've lived here, so I can't say their exact age.) I don't know the specific variety, but it has variegated ...
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Why are the leaves of my Peace Lily wilted and black?

I recently bought a flowering house plant. I may have watered it too much, me thinks. Since my apartment gets little natural light, I put it outside on the patio the other day in direct sunlight, only ...
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Spots & holes appearing on rocket leaves

Does anyone know what these spots & holes are that appeared all over my otherwise happy rocket crop recently? I'm not sure if it's related, but there has been a lot of rainfall in my area ...
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Is the gash in this saucer magnolia likely to be a mortal wound?

The landscapers for my townhouse complex hit a saucer magnolia tree on our property with their truck while doing their work. My wife said that the tree was knocked off of its axis and the landscapers ...
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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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What should I do with damaged leaves on my Money Plant?

Some leaves on my money plant, Epipremnum aureum, have been damaged by rats. Should I cut them or leave them? If cutting them is good for the plant, from where should I cut the leaves? Here are ...
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Do snake plants (Sansevieria) stop growing if their tips get damaged or broken?

I heard on a video on Youtube that a snake plant (Sansevieria) will stop growing if it loses its leaf tips or if the tips gets brown or broken. Is this true? Many of the tips of my Snake plant are ...
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Why are large sections of bark peeling off these birch trees? Is it contagious?

I'm seeking information about what appears to be a severe problem affecting the bark of three trees, which I think are birches. They were found in July by my husband in a state park, about ten miles ...
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Can a Mexican sage survive losing all its stems?

We planted several Mexian sages (Salvia leucantha) 3-4 weeks ago. They had taken very well to our hot, dry weather (Sacramento, California - Zone 9) and being watered on a drip system. Here's a ...
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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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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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Deer trimmed my arborvitae for me!

I bought a house in Hudson, NY in November. The previous owners had screened it from the trailer park next-door with a row of Arborvitae. They're maybe twelve feet tall, and they'd already suffered ...
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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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Construction damage to tree

Construction workers have cut a large section of roots from the base of the trunk of the tree in question and I'm trying to find ways to save it. Some background information: It's a 50 foot tall, ...
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How can I tell who's responsible for the death of new sod laid in July?

I need some help to figure out what steps I should take next. I paid close to $6,000 to have new sod laid back in July. This was after I paid a couple thousand to have sprinklers installed. The ...
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Acer new leaves in mid-September

We had very bad hailstorm in late July which broke a number of branches off the Acer and left a layer of ice on the pot for 3 hours or more. The Acer leaves have slowly shrivelled as a reaction to the ...
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Discolored blackberries, any solutions to fix this?

There is a blackberry bush in my garden, UK, its fruit is ripening at the moment, but many of them are discolored. I read that sunscald could be one cause, it does get direct sun for a lot of the day, ...
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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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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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Should I trim burnt parts in an evergreen hedge?

Not sure what to do with the brown, burnt layer of my fence trees: what will happen if I do nothing? Should I trim all the brown parts?
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Need advice to save a couple mesquite trees in my backyard

A couple years back, my wife created a "walking bridge" between two trees in our backyard using high-tension straps for a child's birthday party. No one ever removed them. (I wanted too, but I was ...
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Will red maple tree survive after being eaten by deer?

Deer ate the leaves off a recently planted red maple tree. Is the tree permanently damaged or will the tree continue to grow? What should I do?
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How to ensure survival and growth of broken cactus

For a while now the top of my cactus had been dislodged from the rest of it, the dislodged area is brown and dead, but since the accident the area below it has also stopped growing. After 2 years of ...
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Should I cut off severely bent stems (folded on darker line or spot) on my Peace Lily?

I left my home for 11 days and told someone else to water my Peace Lily but she forgot. When I returned the plant looked dead, lying flat and hanging around the pot. I have watered it and cut some ...
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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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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 is causing the open hole and damage to this oak tree?

There is a water oak tree in my yard, which is a member of the red oak family. There seems to be some sort of insect burrowing holes into the tree at the darkest spot. Tannins are being washed down ...
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What causes holes through forsythia branches?

I was pruning some forsythia, and I noticed that there was a hole through the center of many of the major woody parts. It looks as if (only) the pith had been bored out. I'm wondering what could cause ...
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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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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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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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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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What should I do for unknown tree bark injury on a Chinese Pistache?

I just noticed a tree bark issue on my Chinese Pistache. Is this no harm damage or an infection I should worry about? Is there anything I should do for it? There is plenty of mulch around the tree to ...
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Have I terminated this Calamondin?

There is some advice here on how to grow a Calamondin orange (Citrus × microcarpa or Citrus citrofortunella mitis) and that is consistent with how one particular specimen was treated to survive (and ...
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Will cedar trees damaged by fire grow back?

Had a small brush fire and 2 of my cedars were damaged and burnt, will they grow back. The damage was pretty severe. It burned back to the main structure of the tree leaving the main trunk and bigger ...
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How to fix a broken limb

I have a peach tree that was weighted down with fruit this summer, so much so that the branch split. The split is beyond repair, and I'm now chiefly concerned with the health of the tree. I cut the ...
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Why are chunks of my Sedum Spectabile snapping off at the stem bases?

Whole chunks of my sedum plant (which looks otherwise healthy) come away in my hand because the stem has snapped/cut clean through. What's causing this, and how can I prevent it?
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Why are the leaves curling on my snowball bush?

Our small snowball bush has some curled leaves. I don't see any evidence of any bugs eating it or damaging it. What could be causing it? What can I do to treat/fix it? Click on photo for full size