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What is wrong with my Cherry blossom tree?

My cherry blossom tree's trunk is not looking very healthy and the leaves at the top are being eaten :(
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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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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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Should I remove these vines?

Just closed on a home recently and am wondering if this tree is healthy? Should I remove these vines? Any tips on what these vines are and how to properly go about removing them? Also if anyone knows ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to protect outdoor potted trees in storm?

I'm growing a bunch of trees in pots and have been keeping them in the yard. A storm with high winds is expected (~20mph) and as I bring some items indoors (e.g. a flag, light pots hanging from a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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When trimming a tree, what does the term “branch angle to the trunk” mean and, what is the ideal angle?

In a document provided by the city of Montreal for home onwners, it states "Choose branches that form a wide angle (50° to 100°) to the trunk which encourage them to bear fruit." In the French ...
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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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Can I plant a large tree in a raised bed?

I'm going to plant two pecan trees. When I plant them, they'll just be pretty small, but will have an ultimate width of between 75 and 100 feet years from now. Due to flooding issues, I would like to ...
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Peach Tree, bark darkening and peeling/cracking

I have two peach trees in close proximity to each other. One is healthy and shows no signs on distress, however the other one... Leaves did not fully come in. Has areas of darkened bark that ooze ...
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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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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 can I do for an Acer garnet's leaves looking dull and dry

Hi I'm a bit worried about my Acer garnet. I bought it in March and it was planted in a new garden along with another Acer palmatum. The Covid virus stopped all work on the new garden so although it ...
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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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How to fix Young Eucalyptus Pauciflora Niphophila bending over?

I planted this Eucalyptus pauciflora niphophila last Autumn when it was about 2 m tall. It is very healthy and has grown about a metre in the first year. It is straight up to about five feet high and ...
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Potential problem (root girdling) with citrus tree planting?

I live in Sacramento, CA area. In April 2018, I purchased two dwarf citrus trees (navel orange, meyer lemon) for planting from our local nursery (5 gal containers). I decided to put the orange tree in ...
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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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Cherry tree with wilted and dried leaves

In the beginning of June bought a cherry tree seedling and transferred it from its pot to our yard. It was doing ok but, I saw that two days ago all of its leaves were wilted and some had dried and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monstera/Swiss cheese plant with brown spots on leaves?

I bought a Monstera about a week ago and the bigger leaves started to look floppy. I thought this was because I didn't water it enough, so I watered it more. I'm guessing this is where I went wrong ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Thuja green giants, one dead another on the way out

I planted 6 5ft green giants from fastgrowingtrees.com back in May. They took well until recent. The farthest right is clearly not coming back. But the 3rd from left is starting to look like it's ...