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What is killing the ends of tree branches in Virginia?

Over the last 4 weeks here in Virginia, I've notices almost all of the deciduous trees have a handful of branches that were dead in just the last 6-12 inches. My yard has several, small branches that ...
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How do I trim my Japanese Maple to determine its shape?

The tree was put in the ground about 6 years ago. For the most part, I have let it grow with no interference; only trimming extra long branches. I lost a middle branch growing upwards in year 2 due ...
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Is this Thuja Green Giant overwatered or underwatered?

I planted 5 1ft Thuja Green Giants from fastgrowingtrees.com in the winter and they all died from overwatering. At first I followed the watering guide that the website recommends but then noticed one ...
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Cupressus with brown branches

enter image description here I live in Sintra Portugal (by the sea) so with mild climate type 9. The terrain is sandy but I tend to fertilize annually and I have drop-by-drop irrigation. This year my ...
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Tree Trunk Saddle Repair

I repaired a slit tree trunk for a friend of mine. The trunk was split from the ground up 4 feet. At that point the tree had grown 5 different major branches and left a saddle in the middle where ...
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What happens when weeping trees touch the ground? (Should it be fixed?)

I let some of my weeping trees grow as they wish. My neighbor says I should prune them the so that their branches do not touch the ground. He could not say why, just says it is bad for branches to ...
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Why is my avocado tree’s branch growing more than the main stock?

I have an avocado tree growing from seed and I’m not sure if this side branch needs to be cut or left alone, usually it is just one trunk growing from the seas not the side branch being longer than ...
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What's killing my apricot tree?

bought my house a few month ago, the apricot tree in the garden seemed fine at first and I thought it would be ok because a lot of buds appeared early, but now it seems to be dying. Do you think it ...
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Why is fruit of my sweet cherry tree shrinking and disappearing?

I have a 10+ years old sweet cherry tree. I applied only minimal pruning throughout these years, and it grew (by itself) into a beautiful natural-looking 6m/20ft high pyramidal tree, with central ...
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Tree rot & weeds growing from the rot?

I don't if this is rot where several large branches meet. It is soft and dark colored matter, almost like compost. I was able to peel off a patch (see circled area in the first picture). Prompted by ...
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Save the Aristocrat Pear tree

I planted an Aristocrat Pear tree about a month ago. It was droopy when I got it but thought it was due to being in the pot for too long and not getting enough water. I figured it would get better ...
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Is my mulberry plane tree sick?

The top of some of the branches* of my tree look like this : The affected branches seems to be sprouting normally, but I'm a bit worried that the tree is sick. I've got another one where only one of ...
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Low weeping acer without leaves on top branches

My weeping acer is bald on the top branches, has been full of leaves until last year when there were fewer leaves, but this year hardly any on top. Weeping acer
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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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Will this tree live?

We decided to plant an Oak for my daughter’s first birthday. We bought the tree, which is supposed to be around 2 years old, in a pot and put it in the garden today. This is the first time we could ...
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Dragon tree yellow leaves

I have a few yellow leaves with some brown spots. The rest of the plant looks ok, close to the window, water once a week (sometimes fresh water from tap, sometimes I let the water stay overnight ...
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Very few needles on lower spruce branches

I have what I believe is a 30 ft Norway Spruce that looks very healthy, except for the bottom three feet of branches which have almost no needles. This bottom portion of the tree is shaded out by ...
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Should I leave fallen apples (windfall) to rot under the tree?

I'm co-maintaining a small orchard. Often, noone will look after it for a while. Nature conservation and tree/ecosystem health is more important for the group of maintainers than a high yield. After ...
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Dying Pink lemon tree

I got a pink lemon tree from a nursery last summer. I’m in San Antonio. I made the huge mistake of putting her in the ground during the summer. It is a well drained area. She’s done pretty well until ...
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Should I prune this Java Plum (Syzygium cumini) or not?

I have this plant grown from seed of the fruit that was planted last year after summer (probably around August). They were lush green and the leaves are really big. However, this plant is not even an ...
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Should I remove these vines?

Just closed on a home recently and am wondering if this tree is healthy? Should I remove these vines? Any tips on what these vines are and how to properly go about removing them? Also if anyone knows ...
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What's killing my orange tree?

I've been spraying with neem oil and it hasn't been helping. I've attached pictures. It seems like something is killing the leaves from the bottom up. New leaves sprout but they get killed and eaten ...
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How to kill a tree but keep it planted and preserve the structure for decoration?

We have a three storey tall Mango tree in our backyard. As it's always covered in shadows it has become fruitless. I wish to kill it but keep it planted and preserve for decoration like how it is in ...
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Can I remove my lemon tree when it has fruit but is not growing well in a corner of the garden?

I transplanted my lemon tree from a pot to the corner garden bed. Since then, it has a lot of flowers and has lots of lemons. It is only just over a meter high but seems to be stagnated now, as the ...
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What is this ring in this tree's bark?

There is a ring around about three quarters of this tree's trunk's circumference, about a foot tall. It looks like it was put there deliberately. What is the purpose of something like this?
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Trouble with meyers lemon tree

I want to apologise if this has been asked a lot already. I have browsed through the forum and read most of the other post about this same problem. I wanted to ask again for my self since I have read ...
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Best way to transplant a Dracaena dragon

I would like to know the best way to transplant a Dracaena dragon. I have 5 and they were planted( 30years ago) very close. So they are out of space. My climate is Mediterranean, I'm entering winter ...
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What are these black spots on my tree trunk?

I had some deer damage on a sweet bay magnolia tree. After a week or so of covering the damage with the pictured white tree guard I noticed all these black spots underneath. What are these spots and ...
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Lemon tree drops its leaves

We bought this lemon tree about a month ago. It was in a good condition when we purchased it. At first, we placed it outside, and for the last ten days, we brought it inside, situated right in front ...
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Massive dead zone on mature Japanese Cedar / Cryptomeria Japonica

Recently noticed this huge area of dead growth in the plant's mid-section. Top of tree is still green, as is the other side of the tree. Has been healthy for up until now. I live on Long Island, NY (...
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Newly planted Japanese cedar is yellowing

I planted several Japanese cedar (cryptomeria japonica) in early September. (Live in 7a, Long Island NY) Most seem to be doing ok but one in particular seems to be struggling. Inner parts are brown, ...
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Can a dry macadamia tree be saved?

I have a 5 year old macadamia tree. So far I used to water it daily using a watering computer. But I was not at home for two months and the computer battery went off. When I came back, I saw that all ...
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Is my Royal Frost Birch dropping leaves because of drought or fungus?

It was an awfully wet Spring here in Ohio, then we hit drought spell.
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My “Ficus religiosa” sapling stopped growing. How to make it grow again?

I received this sapling more than 14 months back (April 2019). I had been growing this indoors in the same pot I received it until recently when I switched to a bigger pot in the picture below. I was ...
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Is my Willow Tree dying or just needing TLC

I just bought a home with a huge Willow in the front yard. It has a lot of dead branches and doesn’t look as full as other willows in the area. I’m wondering if there’s anything I can do to make it ...
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Is there anything I can do to help my weeping Elm tree?

I have an old Elm tree on my property, probably 80+ feet tall. It has a hole in the side that weeps. Is there anything I can do to help it?
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Repairing bushes and small trees?

This spring I accidentally stepped on a redcurrant bush and snapped it just above ground level. Without much hope I taped it up using duct tape and 'splinted' it with a cane. To my surprise it has ...
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How much damage will tree house, swings, etc., do to my linden tree? How to reduce damage?

I have a large linden tree in my backyard (see photos below). Going by the age of the house, it could be up to 100 years old. I estimate the height at 45-50 ft, and diameter of trunk roughly 3 ft. ...
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Why are my Acer seedlings drying up and dying?

I’ve grown lots of little Acer seedlings from seed I picked last autumn and germinated early this year after 100 days in the fridge. I was very excited about the success of the seeds but now at a good ...
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What should I do with my 3 feet 17yr old chestnut tree in a pot

What's the best/healthiest thing to do for my 17+yr old 3 feet chestnut tree in a pot so it will survive? I wanted to grow my own bonsai plant from a chestnut then didn't have the nerve to prune it. ...
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Ginkgo leaves turning brown from middles out. What do I do?

Young ginkgo dwarf tree that’s been planted for about a month. Gets watered twice a day for ten minutes and is in a sunny spot. Leaves are turning brown in the middles and some are developing dark ...
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Is this lichen or some other fungus on my palm tree?

I was pulling weeds and noticed the trunk of this palm tree in my backyard has a lot of moss on it. A google search described lichen but I’m not sure it looks the same as what the images of lichen on ...
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Rust looking spots on most of the leaves of an Indian Guava (Psidium guajava)

My Indian Guava (18 months) has been getting more and more rust looking spots on its leaves. Front side: Back side: Is this a nutrition issue? (They are given a weak fertiliser about once every ...
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Will animal burrowing under tree damage the tree?

There is an animal burrowing under one of my trees. The hole is 2 or 3 inches in diameter, and I'm fairly certain it's chipmunks. However, my main concern is the overall health of the tree. As you can ...
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Should I put more soil / compost to cover bottom of cherry blossom tree?

I just planted this Yoshino cherry tree late last year. But I have been wondering if I didn't bury it deep enough. Should I pile up more compost around the trunk where the red line is?
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Is it normal for an oak tree to slough off its thick bark without it growing back?

I have several oak trees in my forested back yard that are in various stages of loosing a thick outer layer of bark, revealing thinner whitish bark underneath. Once this bark is lost, it doesn't ...
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Is my bonsai tree still alive even though its leaves are dry and brown?

About four months ago I watered my bonsai tree but it didn't soak in any water. Its leaves just hung. I changed its soil and removed all the rotten roots but nothing changed. Eventually, its leaves ...
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Best way to trim this cherry tree?

We have an older cherry tree in the garden, it feels like the previous owner never cared about trimming it? which branches should be cut ideally? when? what shape should the tree have? my gut feeling: ...
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What would strip the bark off a 20+ foot American Elm tree overnight?

I have a 20+ foot tall American Elm tree. I believe it was unharmed yesterday. Today the bark was stripped almost entirely around the several-inch-wide trunk and in various places up to a height of ...
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Magnolia leaves partially browning and curling

I have had this Magnolia soulangeana 'Heaven Scent' for 2 years (I live in South East England). It is in a cubic pot (of side length ~50cm) on the patio and is currently 135cm tall. It did very well ...

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