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undersize fruit

hi my plum tree is about 10 years old and has fruited for a few years. it produces loads of fruit, loses a lot before ripening, but they remain the size of a very large olive and i don't know how to ...
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Mango sapling dying

So i've been growing this mango sapling for like 4 months. At first i used the toothpick method to get the seed to sprout and after it got it's first leaves I transplanted it in this pot. It all ...
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Yellow leaves on BloodGood Planetree

I purchased three young BloodGood Plane Trees (Platanus × acerifolia 'Bloodgood') three weeks ago. Today, 6/27/2019, I was tending to watering them. One tree has 6 leaves turning yellow. I do not ...
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Butchered elm tree

My elm tree was butchered and cut back to the main trunk with a few side branches. I am beyond devastated. Will the branches grow back? I live in Sydney Australia and it’s our winter
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Replant branch?

I live in the Caribbean, and while riding bike, I saw this tree: So I cut a small branch: Can I replant this branch? Can it somehow be replanted in a pot? Thanks.
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Moisture rising in a beech tree - is it a sign of a problem?

In the picture below taken after a rain, the beech shows a pattern of moisture about 3 feet up the tree. None of my other trees, including beeches (you can see another one on the very left of the ...
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No leaves on tree tops. What’s wrong?

I’ve got two trees that didn’t get leaves on their tops. Should I be concerned? One is a twisted baby locust and the other is a scarlet oak tree. It did get really warm here and then freeze in the ...
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Laurel leaves turning gray and black

I bought a tiny laurel tree in a pot from the shop 3 months ago. It looked happy but after repotting it's starting to wither and the leaves are turning grey. I tried changing the amount of sunlight ...
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How to support heavy old alo vera?

So I have managed to grow alo vera. Its fine but we cut its ‘leaf’ at times for various purposes. Now the plant has grown but its base is no longer supportive. This has caused the plant to lean ...
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Stratifying Trees

I'm stratifying some maple trees, and others to grow for my future tree nursery, and I'm new to it. I stratified some maples by placing them in the fridge for six weeks, then they have been out for ...
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Can a ficus tree survive a fan?

I keep reading that ficus trees can't handle a draft. I have a 7 foot ficus tree I just bought for my bedroom, and I run a fan all night every night, so there's a pretty permanent draft running ...
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Old leaves of Chinese Elm bonsai have gone brown at the edge and yellow at the center and then falling off

I have a 7 year old Chinese Elm bonsai. So far it has been growing new shoots without any problems. As of last week I noticed most of the leaves of the old shoots have started going yellow at the ...
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Is my red oak tree dead? Only suckers growing:(

I need help! I got this tree approximately two years ago May 2017 to be exact and it was fluffy lots of leaves!! However, this year it did not grow any new leaves only suckers, can anyone please give ...
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Will a maple tree grow back after being cut down to a stump?

We've got a small maple tree in our yard that was broken in half by the wind. Someone told us to cut it down to a small stump and it would grow back in 5-6 years. However, I'm skeptical... I've heard ...
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Weeping cherry tree

My weeping cherry tree is 3-4 years old. It's blooming now but has a large section of growth shooting straight up in the air. That section is covered in leaves but it never flowered. Should it be ...
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Acer problem with sparse leaf growth

I have a japanese acer that I have had in my garden for over 40 years and every year it has produced good leaf growth, until this year. I have seen some lichens on the branches which I haven't noticed ...
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Is my laburnam tree dead?

No leaves have emerged yet and I think they should have by now. Also I can see no leaf buds. It is about twenty years old and never had any problems before. There is a lot of sway when I push the ...
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What is killing my Green Button Woods?

We have a pest guy who comes once a month to spray the property but it seems we cant get rid of these pests. I have caught a few of them in the attached pictures this evening. Some of the trees are ok,...
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What's wrong with pine tree?

I’m updating the thread to post a recent picture of the pine tree. As you can see, the tree’s looking worse. I moved it to the balcony so it would receive more sun, but it hasn’t helped: This is the ...
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How to help this avocado tree?

The tree lost a lot of it leaves over the last year and the upper parts seem to be dead wood by now. However it has sprouted a lot of new branches in the bottom portion as visible on the picture. The ...
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Cutting branch and stick it in pot?

I've asked several of these questions, but this is more specific of a tree in my parking lot. I would like to grow this Bougainvillea in a pot in my rooftop. Here's the branch. Will the branch ...
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Why is this clementine/mandarin tree so small and why has it stopped growing?

I planted a clementine or mandarin tree from seed maybe two or three years ago. I don't think it has grown much over the last couple of years. See photo (with a sticky note for scale). It doesn't grow,...
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Grow out a pollarded fruitless mulberry

In the backyard of our new house is a fruitless mulberry tree that is probably about 40 years old. It has been pollarded for probably the last 20 years about 3 feet out from where 5 major limbs emerge ...
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Newbie with yellow/falling avocado tree leaves

First time newbie here: I've received an avocado tree as a gift no so long ago (April 3rd) since I always wanted to have one (although planting it myself from scratch hehe). However, my plant has ...
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American Beech Tree Problems

I have a beech tree that I believe is infected with Beech Bark Disease. I believe that the tree is still in relatively good shape and so I'm hoping that there is a way to manage the disease. From the ...
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Advice on saving rubber plant

So here is our rubber plant, it is quite large and we have recently determined that it is suffering from overwatering. It has been losing leaves daily and now only has 2 on the main trunk and 2 (...
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Ant colony at the base of young tree

So far the tree has been doing really well. Its only a year old (chinar tree). Infact, the ants have made the heavy clay soil in which the tree was planted from dense and compacted to very porous and ...
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Indoor cat palm is dying

I bought a cat palm about a month ago and after about 2 weeks it started showing some yellowing and then browning. I'm an indoor plant noob so I can't tell if this is due to over watering or ...
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How to position main stem of grape vine once it reaches top of pergola?

Which photos shows the right way to train vines once they reach the top?
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Pine tree falling

We have a pine tree in our backyard leaning at 35 degrees of an angle. On one side of the tree the roots seem to be separating from the ground(there is a hollow gap of 6 inches forming underground ...
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How many grape vines would i need for a pergola that's 18ft by 13ft?

The vines that I'm looking into produce black grapes.
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I think my lime tree is dead

I have slowly been watching my lime tree die. I thought it just didn't get enough water last winter when we had no rain in the Los Angeles area and had heat problems. I noticed the bark seemed damaged ...
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What's wrong with this Manchurian pear

I've got a number of Manchurian pears which seem to get brown leaves recently. They're being watered automatically for ~15min every night. I can't see any pests on/around the trees. It's been a hot ...
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Can someone identify this vine? It is growing up and wrapped around the canopy of a tree

It is about the size of my wrist.enter image description here
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Can someone identify this vine for me which seems to be wrapping tightly around many trees?

There are many similar to this vine in a city park in NYC. They seem to be wrapping themselves tightly around many trees.
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How should I care for this avocado plant?

I've inherited this avocado-in-progress from a friend moving house and I'm wondering if it's still healthy and worth keeping, and if so how best to care for it? So far it has lived in a cup of water ...
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Why is my avocado tree dropping its leaves?

I live in S. Florida (zone 10B). We planted a grafted avocado this past May. All year it's been doing pretty well, and we got a few small fruits a few weeks ago. Shortly after harvest, it started to ...
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What is the eucalyptus-like tree?

The white peeling bark looks like eucalytpous, but the leaves look like Lophostemon confertus (Brisbane box). Found in urban setting in Inglewood, California. Thanks
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A relocating friend gave me their potted fig tree which is now thriving in my ground - but no flowers or fruit!

A relocating friend gave me their weak looking potted fig shrub tree in July. I planted it in semi shade as the weather was very hot - but in our yard it is absolutely thriving - seems very happy and ...
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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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Magnolia not flowering well

My Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ flowers are not looking right. Attached photos are all new growth (in Australia, just entering Spring). Any thoughts as to the issue?
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Why are these plumeria leaves yellowing, browning, then dropping?

I live in central Florida and have had this potted plumeria on my covered balcony for just over one year. It is potted in a well draining soil mixture, watered 1x/week with liquid soluble Hawaiian Bud ...
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Does my bay tree need plant food?

I have a small bay tree indoors in a pot. It's next to a large, north-facing window with a minor draught coming from it but thankfully the cold in winter doesn't seem to come in too badly. The tree ...
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Emerald Greens trimming

When is it to late to in the year trim emerald greens in Seattle? I don't want to hamper their ability to recover before winter.
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How to tape a split cherry tree?

I planted a flowering cherry this spring. A delivery of top soil ended up with it bend flat under a ton bag... After this was removed the tree wasn't smashed but is partially split where the trunk was ...
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What types of tree are these?

I would like to know the names of these trees. And whether the small black berry looking fruits are edible. Edit: The small tree is not doing well, so I want to learn more about this tree in order to ...
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How much damage did I do to my Maple Tree?

I received some bad advice from a neighbor and now I want to know how much damage did I do and also ask for some advice on what I can do to help ensure the tree doesn’t die. I live in NC and have ...
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Why does my sycamore have brown leaves?

I'm in the UK (Gloucestershire) and have a mature sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) at the edge of my garden, which was planted by my neighbours between 40 and 60 years ago (the survivor doesn't remember ...
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Identifying Smaller Tree

Can anyone help me identify this tree and tell me exactly how much water I need to give it? I leave it out under direct sunlight, as it was when I bought it. (Shop staff had absolutely no idea what ...
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Identifying Small Tree

Can anyone help me identify this tree and tell me exactly how much water I need to give it? I leave it out under direct sunlight, as it was when I bought it. (Shop staff had absolutely no idea what ...