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Maintenance of oleander plants?

I have a few oleanders and was wondering what I should be doing to keep the plant in its best condition? All I do is feed it compost once or twice a year. Anything else?
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Why is my lemon tree dying?

My mature lemon tree is having problems. It always produced LOTS of lemons. Since I trimmed off some dead branches a year and a half ago it produces only a handful. Also, and probably more important, ...
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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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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 are my spruce trees' very long leaders bent over?

I have 3 Black Hills Spruce and one Australian Spruce with long Leaders. Two of the Black Hills Spruce are bent over. 1. What causes this? 2. What can I do to help the tree?
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Ming Aralia is turning yellow and dropping branches

I've had my Ming Aralia for about 2.5 years now and it would occasionally drop leaves and branches. As of this spring (approx 1.5 months ago) the leaf and branch dropping accelerated to the point that ...
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Fruit trees root growth

I have several fruit trees all in good condition, all around 2 years old. One of them is a morello cherry. He was bought as a one year Old. On its second year, I missed pruning and ultimately he ...
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How do I recover an avocado plant that shriveled while I was away for a week?

We have an avocado plant grown from the seed and it was doing very well until we went on a 1 week holiday. Although we watered it before we left, we came back to a plant with shriveled up and drooping ...
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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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How do I take care of my very small Kaffir lime tree?

What is the general care of Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix) trees? I have a very small tree that I'm growing as a houseplant. How do I care for it? Does it need a bigger pot?
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Can these two trees be identified by photo.

I would like know what these tree are. They are located in San Diego county California. The trees may not be native. Thanks, Jon.
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What's causing the bark on my maple sapling to split?

I planted a Maple sapling in my front yard in November 2011, and it hasn't shown very much growth since. It gets leaves during the spring, but they seem to fall off earlier than all the other trees in ...
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Schefflera Arboricola (Umbrella Tree) in bad shape :(

I've had it for 7 years and in the last 2-3 months it has been losing all of its leaves. In an attempt to save what is left of it, I transplanted it today into a larger pot with fresh organic soil. i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why does one lemon seedling out of a large group have dry withering leaves?

I'm living in a student house in the UK. It's winter now and my lemon tree seedlings are placed next to a window. I'm worried about it being too cold for them, however, only one tree is showing any ...
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What are the spots in my leaves?

It is mid-September update in New York state. The leaves are already falling and have spots on them. Neighbors' trees are still green. Is it normal? Or my tree is infected with some disease?
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Questions About a Sycamore Maple

I just bought a house that has a Sycamore maple in the backyard. My questions are: What is the life span for this particular type of tree? when is a good time of year to trim the branches and a good ...
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Is it really that important to prune deadwood from trees? If so, why?

It seems like every time we bring arborists onto a property, the first thing they want to do is to remove all the deadwood from the tree canopies. What are the reasons for doing this, and is it really ...
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What are the limits to growing plants hydroponically?

I'm working with a group of artists, educators and engineers to develop new methods for STEM teaching in classrooms and museums. Right now, we are trying to design a room-sized model of the carbon ...
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How fast does a Thuja hedge grow after being burnt?

A fire destroyed about 40cm of the upper part of my Thuja hedge. I have 2 questions: Should I cut off the burnt branches to help regrowth or can I leave it as it is? How long will it take to grow the ...
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Can I plant a lychee in a pot?

I have a small garden, about 90 sq.m. I've grown some lychee plants from seed, and I'd love to plant them in my garden, but I don't want the tree to take over my whole yard. If I plant it in a large ...
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Laurel leaves turning gray and black

I bought a tiny laurel tree in a pot from the shop 3 months ago. It looked happy but after repotting it's starting to wither and the leaves are turning grey. I tried changing the amount of sunlight ...
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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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What's wrong with this Manchurian pear

I've got a number of Manchurian pears which seem to get brown leaves recently. They're being watered automatically for ~15min every night. I can't see any pests on/around the trees. It's been a hot ...
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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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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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Can cherries be coppiced or cut at 1.20m, and stay alive?

I have an unknown-age cherry that has a significant damage at 1.40m originating from wind and snow breaking a large branch (or several ones). The wound is large, about half of cambium is missing, and ...
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Why is my palm tree dying?

Why is my palm tree dying? I have used a special palm tree fertilizer and it didn't help it at all. The tree was already looking like this just not as bad before I used the fertilizer. I actually ...
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Mango infested stems - tiny pink larva

I need help recognizing this pest which causes some of the stems on my mango tree to dry and die. Those seem to be worm/maggot like larva, with a pinkish color, about 4mm in length. They are ...
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Help growing a pine seedling

Earlier on in the year (February I believe) I found a pine cone on the path. On the off chance that it might have a viable seed in it I took it home. I recovered just one seed and planted it in a ...
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Tree growing back after being removed

Our tree snapped into last spring and we had it removed and they ground it I believe with a machine. I saw what I thought was a weed growing in it's place two month's ago which was about 2 to 3 ...
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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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What Fertilizer should I use on an Autumn Blaze Maple [closed]

I need help finding out what is the best fertilizer for Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred' Autumn Blaze®. I was told they need iron, but can't confirm that on the internet. There is some online info here, ...
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How can we salvage a poorly pruned mature pear tree? [closed]

I just had a company prune my mature pear tree yesterday. But I think they did it all wrong. I asked for the top to be trimmed down as much as possible and prune around power lines and over our ...
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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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During a heat wave, is it good to use an atomizer during daylight to spread water on the leaves of my Acer Palmatum?

I couldn't resist, I offered myself an Acer Palmatum one week ago. And now we face one of the hottest heat wave nowadays in Europe. I noticed some leaves are already dry, some of them are burnt. I ...
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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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Treating tree disease that manifests as warts/galls/bumps on leaves

I am trying to identify cause of the problem we have with our tree and the best way to treat it. Here is the image showing the growth on the tree's leaves: Is this cause for concern? We really want ...
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Growing “Laurus nobilis” in scandinavia

I planted a Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) in my garden in Sweden (60°8'33.86"N, 16°9'46.62"E). I am aware the climate here is not ideal for this tree, but I have hope it can adapt. I planted in the ...
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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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How to tie tree trunk and branches for support

EDIT: 2017/09/09 In the end I trimmed pretty aggressively and I don't think any support will be necessary. The walkway is no longer obstructed. I hope I wasn't too aggressive. Thanks to both Bamboo ...
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What determines the year-to-year growth in girth of any particular tree?

I'm growing some apple trees from seed and started this year. I'm worried that the width of their stems (or trunks, but they're too small to really call them "trunks") is too small in proportion to ...
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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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