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Questions tagged [tree-care]

Tag for questions asking how to look after trees.

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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 ...
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What tree is this and why aren't its leaves staying green?

My brother has a tree on his balcony and he forgot what kind it is. Its leaves turned brown pretty quickly when it got there which I assume is caused by a too fast exposure to too much sunlight. I ...
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Why would a Leyland cypress needles brown after 1 month transplant?

I transplanted a ~7 foot tall leyland cypress two months ago (in May, I'm located in Maryland) and the needles began to brown after about 1 month. Browning started mostly near the bottom but now has ...
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Young maple tree with no growth on top shoots

I have a maple tree I planted maybe 2 years ago. It seems to be doing well, but has a weird thing where there is no leafs growing on the top stems of the tree. Do I need to trim this to promote ...
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Retaining wall around a tree

I have a very large Cotton Wood tree in a low area (3-4 feet lower than surrounding ground)behind my house. I want to fill in that area but keep the tree. How far from the tree trunk should a ...
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What causes fungal attack to acer trees

I have a red Acer tree (about six years old)up the trunk there are signs of white power with brown spots. I have brushed them off and my tree appears to be healthy. What could this be?
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Tips for raising a Ginkgo from a seed?

This will be my first post; hopefully I included enough information from the get-go. Not sure if I'm asking too much for one question, but I assume growing a plant may require a couple paragraphs at ...
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Fruit on trees shriveling up before it develops (peach, apple, pear)

I can’t figure out why the fruit on my trees aren’t developing fully. I have a few fruit trees in my back yard (peach, apple, pear) and they all used to produce good fruit. They were never really ...
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How to care for bent avocado tree

I have an avocado tree I started from a pit. It has lived in upstate New York indoors and has grown tall and skinny. I recently moved to Atlanta, Georgia and so can have it outdoors more. The tree is ...
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What is this tree and can I cut the lower branches?

We're moving to our first home next week and there's this big tree in front of it. We would like to know what kind of tree it is and if we can cut the lower branches (5-6 feet) without causing harm. ...
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What is this little, spiky tree?

A friend of mine is moving out and he left me his little tree. Nevertheless, I do not know what kind of tree it is, and I'd like to know so I can google some tips of how to take care of it.
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What do I do with Bay Tree saplings to grow a new tree?

Below is a photo of the saplings growing from my bay tree's roots. I previously posted about this bay tree because I made some bad decisions with it. Probably because of all the stress the tree seems ...
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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 tip dieback of Norway Spruce?

This is a recently planted Norway Spruce in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. 1/3 planted trees is experiencing tip dieback. Is this planting stress, symptom of a tip blight, or something else?
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How to help thuja aurea nana to florish

I have a few of these pants - about a year and half old. But they (all of them - 6) are drying one side but looks better on the other side. Please help Update 9/1: after adding some fish emulsion and ...
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Fire Damaged Bay Tree (Laurus nobilis) - What to do?

We have a fairly large (and old) bay tree in our garden by our garage, which I pruned back quite a ways last year (about ~1foot off all sides) as it had grown too large. The hope being that it would ...
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Help needed to repot my 42" avocado tree in my apt please!

Hello wonderful people with green thumbs! I've managed to grow an adorable avocado tree from a supermarket avocado pit. I don't know what I'm doing and I'm usually awful with plants so this was truly ...
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Spruce sudden loss of needles

I have a spruce that had green needles one day then in 2-3 days all the needles fell off the tree, still green and soft. I have no idea what could cause this but found it odd. I am not sure if I ...
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Is my tree dead?

I have a silver birch tree in my garden - two years ago we had it cut back by someone who possibly didn't know as much about managing trees as he thought. He cut quite a lot off in November of 2016 ...
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How to revive a bonsai that was repotted after it was dying of overwatering?

I have a 15 year old Chinese Elm which I bought last year in April and keep indoors. It is placed next to a window, but due to british weather it doesn’t get very strong light. The bonsai survived ...
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Help to ID tree and determine if it may be diseased

would like to identify this tree and determine whether it is diseased or not. Thanks for any feedback.
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Can Lavender regrow from root (+ little stem)

I've recently ordered lavender young plants (4-5 cm tall) and it took then long time to arrive as a result most of the leaves decayed only leaving them with stems and roots (roots are in good ...
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How to save a tree that is falling apart?

I have an issue with my trees. They have been gradually shedding bark and now it's to the point where a couple limbs have fallen off this spring. I've attached the pictures and hope someone will have ...
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Maple leaves look rough

I have two maples trees, both put in about twelve months ago (I believe they were ten years old at purchase). It’s autumn here in Melbourne, Australia, so leaves are changing color. Note that my soil ...
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Wood pecker damage on Pecan tree

My pecan tree has hundreds of holes, apparently made by a woodpecker. What is the best treatment to assure that no other damage from fungus or other infestation is incurred on the tree?
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Locust-looking bugs eating my tree leaves. How do I make them stop?

I put some trees in behind my house in Israel. These locust looking things showed up and started eating the leaves. How can I get rid of them? I prefer organic solutions, but am not too worried about ...
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Is my lemon tree healthy?

I planted a seed I got from a grocery store lemon about 4 years ago and this is my tree today. It's not very big, and the branching is kind of weird. I don't mind if it produces fruit or not, I just ...
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Nursing my green buttonwood back to health

What is eating my green buttonwood? I have included pictures below to show what I mean. I have seen what appears to be tiny black dots on the tree, but I haven't been able to get a great photo of ...
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Growing healthy, bushy, dark green redwoods

I’ve recently planted some redwoods (coastal redwoods). I’ve noticed that some redwoods in my area (Sacramento) are gorgeous, dense (thick with branches), and are dark green. Others in this area are ...
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How to approach liquidambar with respect to pruning?

I've got two young liquidambars, both planted in last two months, both 70-90 cm high, but from different nurseries. One of them is basically just one erect branch with leaves, and another has a main ...
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Can I remove half the branches from this sycamore?

This self seeded sycamore is blocking the afternoon sun from where I am proposing to build a small house. View from the east: And view from the north east: It's really only the lower half of the ...
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Identify bonsai & maintenance advice for total beginner

I got this as a gift and have no idea where to start! Scared to water it! Firstly, please could someone identify the species? I'd like emergency advice so it lasts a month or two while I read up - ...
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Gummosis and girdling

Let's say there is a fruit tree (for example, a plum) that has gummosis. What is going to happen (with the respect to fungi, bacteria, surrounding environment, including roots and soil), if such tree ...
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How old is this tree

I’ve got a wattle that I was told only lives a couple of years. Wondering if it’s possible to tell it’s current age and how much life it has remaining? There’s a two story high house behind, to give ...