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Fast growing tree species in Borneo with good coppice capability

I am looking for tree species that have good coppicing ability in the lowland tropical climate of northern Borneo, specifically in Brunei, and the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. The tree ...
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What can I plant to help dry out a wet area and prevent erosion?

I have cattails that have taken over a large section of my yard for years, which have made the land underneath deeply muddy and impassable. When I clear the cattails away, the sun will dry out the ...
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What are the best mixes for native Georgia wildflowers/grasses?

As you may already know, planting native plants is beneficial for your local ecosystem. Planting non-native is, well, not good. So.... I have a long driveway and would love to line it with native ...
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Why do some plants need an "open" position?

The guidance for some plants (eg, some Australian natives like banksias) says they need an "open and sunny position". The sunny part is self explanatory. But why do they need an open ...
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Should I avoid hybrid species of native plants for birdscaping?

I'm trying to pick out the best plants to attract birds to my yard, and have become very interested in serviceberry trees for this purpose. Should I avoid the hybrid varieties of this species (such as ...
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How to direct sow native seeds over large/steep area

I am trying to reforest a large, sometimes very steep slope that was previously covered in weeds, brambles, and garbage. I am using species native to the Pacific Northwest such as: Vaccinium ...
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Killing off Striped Maples

Striped Maple is a non-native plant in our area and is crowding out native plants. It has started becoming a problem in my 10 acre forest area. I am trying to figure out the least invasive way to ...
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Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) deficiency

Recently plant red yucca seems to have been sprayed or some reason becoming burnt, the soil was lightly composted to restore Ph unless this is a bug problem? [![enter image description here][1]]
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Are Coreopsis "Zagreb" and "Moonbeam" normally less compact than less natural cultivars?

I'm looking to grow some Coreopsis/tickseed plants in containers on my balcony, mostly to attract birds and pollinators but also for their visual appeal. An employee at the plant store suggested ...
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Will different species of elderberry get the same cross pollination benefits

I recently planted a Lemon-Lace Elderberry (a Sambucus racemosa cultivar). Since I've read online that elderberries produce much more fruit if planted in multiples of different varieties, I'm looking ...