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How to best remove this branch from the apple tree?

What would be the best way to remove this broken branch from the apple tree? The wound looks pretty deep, and I want to try and prevent the wound from getting infected with disease/pests and keep the ...
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Browning leaves on a cherry sapling

After years of failed attempts, I recently harvested a small cherry sapling about 6 1/2 inches tall for soil line to top) from a tree my grandfather planted as a young man. It is very important to me ...
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Yoshino cherry tree sapling care (6 in or so)

i've just received my little Yoshino sapling (roughly 6 in) and the seller didn't bother giving me care instructions. I reaaaally don't want it to die, so i was hoping someone could help me do things ...
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What could be the reasons my young palm is turning brown

I planted a younger palm last summer. It seems like it got pretty well established, but this spring, it started turning brown. I used some of this: https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Gro-3002910-Shake-...
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New shoots on spruce trees with photo

I have several spruce trees in my yard. They are close together and a few years ago I removed the dead branches from the bottom of the trees (the trees range in height from 15 to 35 feet and around 4 ...
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How hot does a well-managed compost bin get in winter? And can that heat protect a frost-vulnerable tree?

I'm fiddling with a weird idea... Let's say I built a two shelf planter: concrete. Bottom shelf is a side-opening compost bin. Top shelf holds the base of an avocado tree. Three sides of this top ...
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Cracked Hawthorne sapling growing leaves on trunk

A couple years ago, I planted a Crimson Cloud Hawthorne sapling. After the first Colorado winter, I noticed a sizable crack form at the base of the trunk. It still grew leaves on the branches, but it ...
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My plum tree use to produce Plus how do I get rid of the fungus on the tree [closed]

Plum Tree - it hasn't produced in awhile. On one side the lower branches have not had any plums, should I cut the whole branch off? Plus it has fungus. What should I do? The fungus is light green ...
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Saving a rubber tree

A friend gave me a 4 month old rubber tree about 8 months ago. Unfortunately its gone from being healthy, with 10 leaves to rundown and leafless. It is just inside an east facing window, is not ...
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Why are my mango's leaves are getting brown and curling?

I started to grow a mango tree from seed 2 years ago in a pot. The mango tree is outside on my balcony when temperatures are above 15° celsius otherwise it stays inside where temperature is 20° ...
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How to deal with a Topped redwood?

I lost the top of a redwood in a storm. is there a best practice for encouraging a single growth? Can a young redwood shoot from the same tree be grafted to the top?
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How can I help my damaged tree survive?

EDIT: added another photo, showing the wound in relation to the main trunk (pink line). I have an Eastern Redbud tree (Cercis canadensis) that was recently damaged due to the weight of snow. Picture ...
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Where and When to Prune Damaged Young Tree

I foolishly removed a protective cage around a young tree in my yard over the winter and a buck girdled it. My understanding is the portion above the girdle needs to be removed for the tree to recover ...
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Peach tree rescue after losing many branches

We bought our house in 2019 came with several extremely large and mature fig trees and 4 peach trees (3 white and 1 yellow). The first year we had more fruit than we knew what to do with and the ...
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How can I prune a 2yo fruit tree to encourage lower branching

I bought some plum/nectarine trees on sale last month because they are "cosmetically challenged". I want to practice backyard orchard culture and keep these trees small. They only have ...
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Will a longan tree on in a 40liter pot survive wet season outside?

I have a 4ft more tall longan tree inside 40 liter around 2ft top diameter pot. Is it gonna survive the wet season raining if I put it outdoors? Its been on a balcony with very little sunlight. It ...
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Cherry tree has low shoots off of trunk

My sweet cherry has been in for two seasons now so is probably 3 years old. It is sending low shoots off the trunk. Should I prune those off?
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Wide black stripe on willow trunk

We have a Salix alba tree of about 45 years old. A couple of years ago there was a fungus growing on the trunk which I removed. This autumn we have noticed a wide black stripe running down the trunk ...
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Why ash tree grow upwards and not horizontal?

I have an ash tree and it grows upwards instead of growing leaves, what can I do with it?
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How long will it take for new growth on a skelatonized citrus tree?

So I had a “small” ponderosa lemon tree and a much larger Meyer lemon tree in my greenhouse. The ponderosa was healthy, however his growth was extremely erratic with tons of tiny twig branches with ...
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How to straighten a bent tree trunk that occurs near the root

The tree is bent from the bottom of the trunk and is now growing bent. See
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Are these apple saplings turning yellow due to autumn or to a virus

So these are 4 year old saplings. They didn’t loose leaves when I began growing them, I thinks it's due to being inside all the time. I just want to make sure, if they're losing leaves due to winter ...
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4-year-old pomegranate that it only blooms but has never set fruit and the branches are very long and not sure how to prune it

I pomegranate is 4 years old has never set fruit as lots of blooms The branches are very long and leggy My tree is about 5 to 6 ft tall. Question on why it's not setting fruit and how to trim it back.
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How do encourage my Ficus Lyrata to branch?

I live in Sintra, Portugal and I have two Ficus Lyatra in a greenhouse with enough heat, water and fertilizer. The problem is that they grow vertically and do not branch. They have already almost 3 ...
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Are holly roots aggressive (invasive)?

Are holly roots notably aggressive? Some sources (mostly blogspam-ish) make claims like: The expansion of the out-of-control holly tree roots puts all of your pipes, overall foundation, plumbing, etc....
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Should I remove this branch?

Novice gardener, here. I have a small grove of trees next to my driveway that has been growing wild for years (new home). I want to help this grove flourish in the long term. One tree in particular is ...
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Cottonwood Tree advice

Location is Fountain, Colorado on the property is 2 Cottonwood trees approx 200 feet tall and they located in a trench that is about 5 feet deep. The trench has been filled now with dirt rocks and the ...
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Mounting a board/sign to a tree without harming it

I'm looking for suggestions on mounting a board vertically to a tree but without drilling into the tree or harming it. I was looking for some type of bracket or strap that would withstand multiple ...
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Help me not kill my tree

Or is it too late? My thumbs are decidedly not green. I went to the local nursery and bought a tree and potting soil for a pot on my deck. Local means central utah. I didn’t have a pot to transfer to ...
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Bark on plum tree concern

I noticed earlier on our plum tree that the bark on one of the limbs is a very slight reddish colour and what look like cracks. You can see the another tree limb on the left that looks fine Any ideas ...
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Advice for taking care of trees in garden

The house we have bought has a number of trees in the garden and I'm looking for advice for basically how to take care of them. How often and how much to water them and any other particular tips and ...
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What should I do with two potted Silver Maples that are about a year and a half old?

We sold our home last July and we had two beautiful Silver Maples in the yard and early in the spring of 2022 I took two seeds and planted them in separate buckets. They sprouted through the summer ...
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Gingko Tree leaves yellowing/greying falling in June

This beautiful Gingko tree leaves are starting to yellow and fall and it’s barely July! The leaves seem to have a uniform yellowing, almost grey tint and are starting to fall off. The tree is about ...
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Should I top a dawn redwood (metasequoia glyptostroboides) growing between buildings?

I have a dawn redwood in my city garden. It's starting to grow higher than the surrounding buildings (about 20 to 25 metres), leading to higher winds near the top than the tree was used to for the ...
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How can I save my tree which has an exposed rotten root?

I have a large 6m pear tree in my garden, which I have inherited from the previous owner. One side of the tree roots are exposed as the tree has grown at the boundary between the lawn and a lower ...
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Norfolk Island Pine w/new growth at base but has dropped 75% of its branches-what’s wrong with it?

Approximately 8 yo Norfolk Island Pine. Has been in the sunroom with good sunlight all of its life and done well and put out new growth every year. Humidity is about 44-55%. Water weekly. Late March ...
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Recommendations for Cedar tree bark damage

The bark on this cedar tree got nicked by a falling branch. We don’t want to lose this tree, so I’m researching the best course of action. One horticulturalist friend told me to just strip off the ...
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Will a 3- to 4-foot sweetgum I planted in April that's had about 90% of its leaves eaten off by a deer survive?

I just planted this spring at the beginning of April a row of 6 slender silhouette sweetgums. They were bare-root and they took a long time to come to life. It's only been about a month that they ...
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How to correct odd Japanese Maple growth pattern?

I performed my first pruning of this tree last year, removing some lower branches and shortening the longest branch (growing towards the house) as I lost the middle leader naturally. I pruned about 1/...
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Why won’t my potted cherry tree grow leaves anymore?

I received a dwarf Montmorrency cherry tree last spring (March 2022). It had leaves and appeared healthy. I believe it was a few years old already. It only grew one cherry, though. I figured maybe I ...
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What to do with this bending mulberry tree

I live in northern Mississippi. My mulberry tree is tipping a lot. Should I just get a pole and tie it to it or do something else?
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Does our apple tree have crown gall?

We are trying to rehabilitate this apple tree. It is very much alive but had several dead branches, which we have since cut off. It was also invaded by ants, which I hope we have scared away. We ...
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Trim Jane Magnolia to be a single trunk or leave as a group?

I have a small jane magnolia tree (~3 ft tall). Can (or should?) I trim it to be a single trunk, or is it intended to be a multi-trunk / bush like this?
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Will the tree roots of a wrapped root ball above ground be harmed by freezing temperatures?

I am transplanting an 8 year old Royal Frost Birch in Ohio; about 20 feet tall, 4" diameter clumped trunks. I pruned the roots back in June and the root ball was just dug up today, mid-March. ...
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I Have been Growing an Avocado from a Pit. It is 2 yrs old! How and When to Prune, again?

I have been growing an Avocado, from a Pit, for 2 years! I live in Upstate NYS, so it HAS to be INDOORS at least half of the year. It has been healthy, but, I NEED PRUNING instructions!! I have pruned ...
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What is this grey-white mold/fungus below my tree?

I’m trying to grow a tree and I keep finding this fungus in the soil (photo attached). My plant isn’t doing well (it is a potted evergreen and is growing inside). I give my plant a good watering once-...
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What's the best way to rescue this beech?

My super bright son did this to the beautiful 100-year-old beech in our backyard. Is there anything that can be done to save the tree?
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Why is my Colorado Blue Spruce Dying?

Everything seemed to be green and fine until a couple weeks ago. As you can see in these pictures, the branches seem to be losing their needles in patterns and turning gray, leaving the lower branches ...
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Ficus bonsai dropping leaves and white powder

So I bought a ficus microcarpa bonsai from the store 2 month ago and I noticed a problem since then, some leaves turn partially brown and fall while it's still wet not dry, some new growth also falls ...
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why does my Eucalyptus gunni lost the scent?

I planted it last year in my garden in Sintra, Portugal ( the summers are warm, dry and ,always cloudy in the morning; the winters are cool, wet and partly cloudy. Throughout the year, the temperature ...
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