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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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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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Should I do something about the curve in this sapling?

Earlier this year I was given and planted a few oak saplings. I've noticed that one has a significant curve. The trunk comes straight up out of the ground and curves sideways. The new growth since it ...
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Japanese Acer tree

We moved the Acer tree last January it is about 4ft/5ft high to another spot in the garden. We are having building work done and the tree had to be moved. The Acer has done really well great bust of ...
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Letting a sucker replace a dead tree

We have a Kentucky coffee tree that we planted in April 2019. Last fall we had an early hard freeze that damaged many of the trees around here, and appears to have completely killed the coffee tree. ...
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Can I salvage a tree which is broken next to its roots?

There's a tree in my courtyard that has been broken very close to its roots, to the point that it cannot stand upright. Over the day, it withered. I am not sure if it is salvageable, and the people ...
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Will a small bush growing inches from a mature sugar maple harm it?

I have a mature sugar maple, about 3 feet in diameter, 30-40 ft high. There is a small woody, evergreen, bush growing right next to the tree, inches from it. It is starting to cover the base of the ...
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Mango Tree Young & Old Leaves Curling, Turning Crispy, Drooping, and Browning at the Tips

My tree is grown under a 2000W grow light a little over 3 feet away from the top of the foliage in 70F indoor weather. I figured I had a salt toxicity problem with my old clay pot full of salt all ...
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Curly new growth on cherry tree

My new cherry tree just arrived and all of its new growth seems to be in bunches of super close and curly leaves. Is this normal? There are flowers budding at the top which makes me think the tree isn’...
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What kind of tree is this, and is the white “powder” on some leaves mean it's diseased?

I live in southern California and moved into a new house a few months ago which had this tree planted in front of the house. When we moved in, it was basically bare, but over the past couple months ...
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What is this raised, brown growth on my maple tree?

My tree seems to be infected with something, and every week I notice more leaves have this raised, brown growth. What is it, and how do I treat it?
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Mango Tree has Black and Brittle Tips on New and Old Foiliage. What possible remedies are there to stop this from reoccuring?

The problem is growing everyday progressing up the leaf towards the stem. Here is a big picture of old foliage being affected by it. I water my 6 month old mango every 5-7 days. It grows in a 68F-75F ...
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How to fix a partially uprooted tree? Please help

A few days back due to strong winds a peepal tree(i.e. Ficus religiosa or sacred fig) was partially uprooted near my house. It is approximately at a 45° angle. It is 7-8 meters tall. Almost half the ...
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Why is my Weeping Cherry tree growing like a bush?

2 years ago, I planted a Weeping Cherry tree (it was about 1 ft tall when I planted it). It doesn't seem to be growing taller, but it IS growing wide. It is growing kind of like a Japanese Lace Leaf ...
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3 Mango Trees (6 months old); Grayish-Orange Spots heavily progressed; Blackening/brown curling leaf tips; 1 Mango Plant losing all its leaves!

Mango #1 Picture Gallery Mango #2 Picture Gallery Mango #3 Picture Gallery I have had previous problems with Mango #1 and posted here a while ago, link here I have 3 mango trees I am growing ...
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Is this palm tree at risk of falling over?

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/1LM43Ox It looks like it has grown around its container. Does anything need to be done about this? It is pretty close to the house. Thanks.
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Can you “seal” a cut off section of a tree to protect it from rot?

I have an oak tree that had a "Y" starting about 12 feet off the ground that I had one of them removed since it was reaching way over a neighbors property. (It was literally half the tree). Fast-...
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How to save overwatered, deleaved bonsai?

Let me start off with I know what I did to damage it, and looking to find out if I can undo it. Long story short, I was an idiot and left my very happy Fukien Tea in the rain. I came back to ...
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Mango tree leaves are browning… why? (Pictures included)

I have this mango tree. About 5 years old. Did not started taking care of it until last couple months that I moved back to my parents house. I’ve noticed in the past month or so the leaves on it are ...
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What will help a sappling Silver Birch which is struggling after repotting?

My girlfriend received a silver birch sappling as a present at Christmas as a memorial for a dead relative. A month ago we repotted it into a large pot. We placed broken tiles in the base for ...
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How do I make corner lot more private?

We live on corner lot. Row of deciduous firs were planted too far apart or are at maximum height now leaving street level exposed at side of house and front of house. House faces South. No height ...
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Help with suffering baby pine tree

I was given a young pine tree some months ago. I placed it in a larger pot in the communal garden (so I cannot see it from my window) and hardened off during the winter. It is now outside since ...
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How can I help this tree flourish?

My house came with a dwarf Japanese maple, which was damaged last fall when we had our roof done. About 1/3 to 1/2 of the tree broke off when a bunch of roofing debris fell on it, as below: I had ...
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How do I rejuvenate my garden firs?

I have these two "fir bushes" in my garden. I'm afraid I don't know exactly what type they are so here are two pictures: As you can see, as they've grown much bigger over the years (they started out ...
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How do I tame my Dwarf Umbrella tree?

My favorite house plant, I've had it for about 5 years now is growing far and wide. She was in a very sunny window for the first 4 years (I know that's not as directed) but she was super happy and ...
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What to do about damaged tree trunk bark

I have a young tree (<5 years old; about 1.5" trunk diameter). I do not know the species of tree, but am told it is common to my area of Southern Ontario, Canada. Unfortunately, the tree has had ...
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Can this tree be saved?

This is an Amur Maple, Acer Ginnala "Flame", planted in USDA zone 4 about 15 years ago. There are others like it planted in the neighbourhood who also have the cracks in the trunk this one does. I ...
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What Disease is on my Mango Plant? Are there any remedies to cure it?

I'm growing a mango tree and discovered a few days ago some oily dots on the top of a lot of the leaves and on the back of those specific leaves were black patches scattered around. A few isolated ...
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Young mango tree leaves get blackish and fall off

I have planted a mango seed and it was growing fine until a few days ago I noticed that one of the leaves had started going blackish. When I touched it, it fell. Yesterday I noticed that another one ...
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Fungus on my shrubs?

So after living in our house for 3 years there's something going on with our shrubs. In a previous post you can see the shrubs when we moved in. However now there are certain portions of the shrub ...
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How to bring my Olive's branches back to life?

I have an Olive tree that I keep indoors and potted (lots of sunlight in room and let it breath outdoors occasionally), I went away for a few weeks and the leaves on the bottom few branches have ...
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Is this tree a parasite?

I have a big tree in the garden (left in the picture). On one of its roots, another smaller tree is growing (right in the picture). It looks odd, almost as if the smaller tree is growing into the ...
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Please identify pine tree?

I’m in the Caribbean, and someone’s selling a 6-ft potted tree that seller identifies as “pine”. I’m including pictures. Can anyone identify this tree? I only have these pictures. Can this remain in ...
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Care for unplanted saplings in winter

I was recently shipped 10 Norway Spruce saplings from the Arbor Day foundation. The problem is that it's mid December and the ground is frozen. I was thinking I should plant them indoors to let the ...
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Avocado tree growing unhealthy - Brown spots, frizzle leaves

The issue: I have a 1.5 year old Avocado tree which has been growing for the worse since the summer. The medical history: (Lots of pictures ahead) It started before I did its first pot change. It ...
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How to handle walnut tree root damage?

We recently started some construction work that involves digging around a beloved walnut tree and the workers hit some of the roots. (Europe) Some pics for reference: the tree - https://imgur.com/...
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Can bridge grafts be successful on oaks?

A magnificent oak was damaged 6 years ago during construction of a residence. Much of the bark on one side has begun shedding and showing dead wood underneath. There IS some wound-wood growing into ...
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Infestation of Locust borers on Black locust tree. Too late for it?

Over this season I've narrowed down my black locust tree to having possible locust borer problems. I used an insecticide tree and shrub drench in June after seeing the tale tell signs, with a ring of ...

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