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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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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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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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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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Browning arborvitaes — why?

I have about 20 arborvitae trees along my driveway and all are browning. I'm a new homeowner and do not know the trees' history. What sort of issue do the below pictures exhibit? Thanks. I am in Long ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it better to cut off drying branches sooner or later?

Is it beneficial to leave the drying branches so that the plant can salvage the good juices inside them (I'm not entirely sure that this actually happens, it just seems that's how plants work because ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can a big compost pile around its base kill my tree?

Will I kill a big birch tree if I put all my grass clippings around the base? The clippings (from 2 acres of grass) are now 2 feet deep around the tree. I have been told it will heat up and cause the ...
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How to get rid of sprouts coming from a chinaberry stump?

I had a 30ft (9m) chinaberry (Melia azedarach) removed that the previous owner left for me, four months ago. It had multiple split trunks at the bottom that made every arborist that looked at it ...
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How should I deal with my willow tree that has been butchered by the council?

This willow tree was pruned, and cut back to stump. I believe that whoever was cutting the tree didn't know what he was doing. Today we returned home and were hugely shocked. The willow tree was ...
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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 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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Is it okay to top a redwood tree?

Our redwood is about 30 years old and about 4 stories high. I would like to shape and top it to keep under control. Would it be fine to top off about 10 or 15 feet and also shape it? A tree trimmer ...
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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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What is the best growing temperatures for an avocado plant?

I live in a very warm climate (Phoenix AZ) and I was wondering what the best growing conditions (temperatures) are for an avocado plant? Are the extreme heat summers here to much for an avocado? We ...
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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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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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What is this bonsai tree with serrated elliptic leaves and why has it lost all its leaves?

My son bought me a bonsai tree for Father's day in June last year. It grew new leaves and shoots for a while and has been watered regularly. It has now dropped all its leaves and there does not seem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to help young tree with damaged bark?

I have been very careful with the string trimmer. I think the damage is from the original city planting or freeze damage. Should I use a chisel and cleanup the wounds or just let it be? It is a Maple ...
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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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Why is my new Acer tree dying?

I recently bought a small red Acer and moved it into a more permanent pot. It's about 2 1/2 feet tall and since I've moved it, the leaves have started to brown and shrivel like a dead leaf would in ...
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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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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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