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Suggestion on how to get the trees removed infront of garage door

You see the picture? I want to remove that tree. Its in front of the garage door. It was planted long ago. Probably 15 years. I wanted to ideally remove it from there completely. Can it be done safely ...
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Manchurian pear suckers - relocation

We have large established Manchurian pears throwing suckers. Can I remove and relocate Manchurian pear suckers?
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Oak Identification Ironwood MI,

[ I just purchased a house in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, there's a massive Oak I will need to remove because it's unfortunately leaning over the garage and has severe damage to the trunk. I have ...
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How to kill a tree without cutting it down

I've lived in my house for over 10 years now and for all of the years I've had a tree that has been nothing but a pain in my ass. It's never directly watered, but still seems to get plenty to ...
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Tree buried in flower bed

Pictures are parts of tree I got out so far and tree still remaining in ground went to dig a hole for a bush, and found a tree root. I went to dig it out and the more I dug, it seems like someone ...
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What can I do with a tree that's not suitable for the climate?

I live in Fort Worth, Texas. The previous owners of my house grew a dwarf magnolia in the front yard. The tree itself is lovely, but it's water hungry and really struggles in the summers we've been ...
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Repair tree-drop-caused compressed depression in lawn

Had a tree dropped on my lawn and now there is a pretty noticeable depression. They actually had a log there, for the dropped tree to land on. But then that log pushed down. Depression is sort of ...
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Is this tree basically dead now?

A tree that I walk past on my daily commute has acquired numerous deep cracks in its Trunk and primary branches, in the last few days, over the course of an extreme (for UK) heatwave and drought. Is ...
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How to pick the right tree for my garden

My garden has an ash tree that is about 7 meters high, and I would like to replace it. The issue with the current tree is that: It has been planted too close to the neighbour's garden. For this ...
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What to do about a mature Norway Maple in an eco-friendly native garden?

Norway Maples are considered an invasive tree in my area. I've got a very large, mature-looking specimen in my yard and while it looks quite lovely I know it only supports a tiny fraction of the ...
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Why do tree cutters cut the limbs of the tree before taking down the trunk?

I've been watching the tree cutters outside taking down all of the Emerald Ash bore damaged trees. For some reason they always take down the limbs of the tree first, even using a Skyjack to gain ...
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Should I remove this tree?

A neighbour advised me that I should remove this central tree, or it would eventually kill the two olive trees on either side. Is he right? The olive trees are 5-6ft high and the taller tree is about ...
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How long do leaves remain "green" for compost material after cutting a tree?

I am planning to clear some trees from my property to make room for a garden. I would like to chip/shred the branches to be used as mulch and compost material. According to the Back to Eden ...
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Is there a DIY, easy way of getting rid of tree stumps?

In one edge of our garden, we had a few trees. They were getting big and pushing the fence, so we cut them down. I want to plant some shrubs ..etc in their place, but I currently have this: Here are ...
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Do these trees/overgrown shrubs growing close to the house need to be cut?

There are five trees/shrubs around this house that are planted very close to it. Should they be removed? If so, what would be an appropriate method for removal? Would cutting them short be enough? ...
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When to move a maple sapling?

I've got a five-foot-tall maple sapling that's growing too close to the house. I want to dig it up and move it somewhere else. Is this feasible? What's the best time of year to do it if so?
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Is this palm tree at risk of falling over?

Photos: https://i.stack.imgur.com/oA5lT.jpg 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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When to remove trees for new landscape

I am planning for a landscape project. I wish to start construction in 9 months. In this project I plan to remove many 20-foot-tall trees. They are badly sited, and becoming a serious problem. I ...
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What kind of tree is this, and what can I replace it with?

What kind of tree is this? We have three of these trees that we are planning on removing. Due to their placement away from the sun. They have actually bent themselves (45 degrees) to a position to ...
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Hazelnut Tree In Front Yard, Squirrels!! Bad Idea?

My husband and I just bought our first house with two big hazelnut trees in the front yard, it surely gave us a feeling of being close to the nature, but on the other hand, there are so many chestnut ...
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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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Moving and replanting an avocado tree questions

I'm in Southern California Currently we have an avocado tree that was planted in our vegetable garden from a seed, it's like 4-5 feet tall now. And it's time to move the tree to a more permanent ...
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What to do with a williow tree with a cracked split trunk due to strong winds

The willow tree is located on a hill in a valley (Central EU) known to have strong winds and wind gusts of over +70 km/hr blowing from North West. Four years ago i removed the front trees & bushes ...
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Will cutting away root(s) of a tree growing under my basement floor kill it?

The tree looks like a Norway Maple to me, though that hasn't been verified. The small section of the root I found (there may be others close by) varies from 2-4 inches wide. While I'm not certain it's ...
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Fell trees, chip wood, make path?

I have a few trees that need to come down in my hard-to-access backyard. I know I can dispose of the rounds for firewood. But the brush is a different story: I hardly have a way of disposing of it. ...
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Is this Christmas tree?

We just moved into this house and there is a tree right next to the side. It is way too big and too close to the house for me to like it. I have big problem in the past with any pine trees near the ...
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How to remove the brush stumps?

I have a lot of brush stumps around my home. I am working on the first one. It is too hard. It is deep rooted and tangled. Some videos show that they use a truck to pull them out; but it is not an ...
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Is this a bronze birch borer infestation?

I have three birch trees in my front yard that I've been told have a bronze birch borer infestation, based primarily on the presence of numerous holes, each about 6-7 mm wide. There does seem to be ...
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Pine tree falling

We have a pine tree in our backyard leaning at 35 degrees of an angle. On one side of the tree the roots seem to be separating from the ground(there is a hollow gap of 6 inches forming underground ...
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What precautions can I take when planting a living fence to avoid it becoming troublesome?

I'm interested in a living fence for my house and have a great source of straight growing willow normally used for biomass. This is in zone 4/5 of northeast US where we ge ~1m of precip per year and ...
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how do I cut and stack brush for chipping?

I am cutting a lot of brush (stalks 1-2" diameter, never larger than 3")). And a few young trees up to 5" which I am denuding and disposing of the logs separately, so what remains is branches. I ...
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If I cut a 3" tree root, and one side drips, which way is the tree?

I'm looking at the middle of a 3" tree root, that's intruded under a slab and along plumbing. How can I determine "which direction to the tree"? I've cut a section out of this root. One end is damp,...
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How many years does it take to grow a tree big enough for firewood?

There is some land we have doing nothing, and the idea of being semi-sustainable long-term in firewood is attractive. I believe in the northern UK, silver birch is a good choice for fast growing ...
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Can I substantially reduce the height of a large holly tree?

My garden includes a holly tree about the height of my house. It's a fine specimen in good health but the position means it is blocking the view from a bedroom window. Ideally I'd take it out ...
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Do I need to treat a Eucalyptus stump to prevent regrowth?

I've just had to cut down a Eucalyptus tree. Do I need to treat the stump that's left behind to stop any regrowth?
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What can I do with a large, old tree?

The house we recently moved into has a large tree that I believe to be a Tulip Poplar in the back yard. It's 40-45 feet tall and the trunk is roughly 21 feet around (~6.7 feet across). However, it ...
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What are these rocks/gravel lookalikes in my front yard soil?

We got this place recently and are planning to put sod in the front yard. We know that the previous owner had grass in the front yard and a big tree. They removed the tree about 5-6 months back as its ...
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What kind of tree is this? And how can I kill it?

This tree is growing outside my office and blocking almost all the light coming into my window. I don't necessarily want to kill the tree and I can't just blatantly chop it down, but I would like to ...
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How to remove unwanted Plants from the garden easily [closed]

My garden was full of unwanted plants which takes nutrition of my plants. Its growing again and again even after I removing from the garden. Is there anyway I can easily remove the Plants from my ...
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Diagnosing if a tree is dead

I found a very large branch in my yard. Looking up, I was surprised to see a a bare tree amongst the leafy ones, from which this branch had fallen. Not a tree expert but I'm guessing this one is ...
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Saving a lopsided Douglas fir from needing to be removed

A mature Douglas fir stands on my property. Its Western half receives no sunlight, causing nearly all of its foliage to have grown Eastwards over my home. Due to its unfortunate growth trajectory, I'm ...
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Can a 8ft fig tree be moved?

We have a fig tree whose roots have broken into our concrete cistern. The cistern will be fixed next week. Everyone is telling us that we need to cut down the tree, which we don't like to do at all - ...
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removing Italian cypress

My backyard has about ten Italian cypress trees which are 25 feet tall. I plan to cut them down but my backyard does not have an enough space to make the entire trees fall down. So, the trees should ...
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Will black knot fungus harbor in the roots of a recently cut down tree and infect another tree planted in its place?

I purchased a house last November with a beautiful tree in the front yard. I don't know what breed it was, but I believe that it might have been a type of plum tree. (see photo at bottom) ...
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What to do with a this tree which has become too big for its current position?

I've got an tree (see this question for ID) which has been planted by the previous owner in a position where it now has outgrown. I would like to remove it from there and like know what are my ...
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How can I get rid of a bush, without digging into the ground?

I recently made my annual visit to my grandparents' graves. While there, I couldn't help but notice that the plant that my great-aunt had planted by my great-grandparents' grave was overgrown to the ...
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Should I remove old rotten tree roots or leave them in place when I regrade my yard?

We just demolished an old shed (we recently bought the house) and we found old rotten tree roots hidden under this shed. (it is the main root and its ramifications) What should I do with it? My ...
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Root removal when removing shrubs

I have two arborvitae trees that are near the front entrance to our house. Many years ago they were planted way to close and now they need to be removed. We have decided to simple plant perennials ...
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What should I do after a tree removal and stump grinding to prepare for grass?

I recently had a large tree removed and the company also did the stump grinding. They covered the hole with the mulch from the stump. My question is what should I do next considering I am wanting to ...
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How do I kill this salt cedar?

The front yard of my New Mexico (USDA zone 7a) house has a salt cedar (Tamarix ramosissima), which is growing like a huge bush. Its salt uptake appears to be preventing anything else in the vicinity ...
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