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Potted indoor olive tree with browned, curled, and dried leaves and branches. I need help. How to revive?

In November, I bought a 1.80m potted Olive Tree to keep inside my London flat. Pot diameter 20cm. Location By to a south-facing floor-to-ceiling window. Occasionally, I move it from the side of ...
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Drying out of half of a norfolk island pine?

My norfolk island pine recently was moved from one apartment to another. It is a very small, young plant. There are two sort of "main trunks" of the tree. Everything connected to one of ...
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Should I remove 3 nails in a palm tree

I have a palm tree with 3 nail holes that look like they haven't been there very long (new owner). Hence, I don't know how long the nails are but they are not totally embedded. Should I remove them ...
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Date palm not growing

I planted my date palm 3yrs ago now. So far it has has grown 3 very long leaves, but no stem / trunk. These leaves have also grown tremendously slowly. The soil I have used it Miracle-Gro Indoor ...
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Arborvitae tree

Our arborvitae was damaged by a lawn mower that hit the base of the tree. About a 4th of the tree is now brown (likely dead). If the dead section is removed, can the tree be resuscitated or ...
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Is it safe to introduce oyster mushrooms to the soil of a potted juvenile lime tree?

I have a juvenile lime tree (1-3 years old, unsure of exact age) growing in a large pot, and I also have a jar of tree elm oyster mushroom spawn. The lime tree is currently healthy. The spawn is ...
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I want Arborvitae tree grow horizontally just over the fence, not starting from the ground, how to prune it?

I have a few Arborvitae trees to create more privacy behind of my fence. Since my land is being seen from the nearby two stories townhouses, I want my Arborvitae trees grow horizontally over my fences....
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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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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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Does anyone know what plant is it?

Is it a tree? Is it fruit? It never bear any fruits.
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What type of tree is in this image?

This is in South Florida. I was given these pictures and unfortunately do not have any close up of the leaves or bark. When it rains, this area floods.
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What type of tree is this (South Florida)?

This tree was found in South Florida, and I am not sure of its species. This image was sent to me and unfortunately I do not have access to any close up of the barks or leaves. [![trees found in South ...
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What is the most valuable tree here? [closed]

I happen to live in what is now USDA climate zone 6a with a dry climate. I have some space around my house, and I'd like to plant some trees, but I can't figure out which trees would have the most ...
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Help My Mango Tree Is Dying!

My sapling was doing amazing throughout the summer and as it grew I changed its pot and added more dirt. It was doing good but then as September hit the leaves started to turn yellow and I thought it ...
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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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What are these black bugs attached to the guava tree?

What are these black bugs attached to the guava tree? They are attached to branches and leaves. Do they harm the tree? Should I try to get rid of this? If so how? (This is in Sydney, Australia)
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Lemon tree advice for new Gardener

First time posting. I grew a lemon tree 7 years ago from a small seed. After outgrowing the pot (it’s about 6 feet tall) I decided to plant it in the ground (North Carolina). It has really taken off!...
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Bug problem? Or normal?

I have an indoor lemon tree. Anyone know what this is ? They don’t wipe away? The tops my my leaves are turning a yellowish color. Tree looks healthy overall. I just don’t want anything to slip past ...
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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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Ants on my lemon tree

I have noticed a big trail of ants on my lemon tree. I’ve tried spraying water; I’ve tried spraying vinegar; I’ve placed any traps but nothing seems to work. What can I do, without spraying toxic ...
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Worms are eating my mulberry tree injury

My mulberry tree had a two big injuries last year. One due to heavy scratch, and second I cut wrong branch at wrong place. It has been healing it very nicely so far, almost 90% done. But yesterday I ...
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Elm tree trimmed to much!

My elm tree was "trimmed" they took down almost all but the top 1/3 of the branches. Will they branches grow back? How can I help the tree grow new ones? How long would it take to fill in ...
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Pecan trees growing from Roots

I have several pecan trees that were planted too deep. If I cut them back to the root and let a new tree grow up, will it it be any good, either for shade or nuts? One tree has already done this and ...
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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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Stages of leaf drop in trees

A red maple that is over 10 years old, but less than 20 in the Mid-Atlantic region of U.S.A. has dropped some leaves. I did not see any change in the leaf color before these leaves started dropping. ...
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Shaving huge tree's roots without damaging tree

A huge Black Walnut Tree 3 feet from my pool has lifted the ground and fiberglass stairs. Can I shave some root off so I can reset the stairs without risking the tree?
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How to save my avocado tree

We planted it 2 months ago and it slowly started to turn brown. We would water it once a week. We live in a area where it does get hot under 100 degrees and is dry. Is there a way to save it?
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Lowering soil level on mature Japanese maple

I am removing a raised bed where a mature Japanese maple is located. Taking soil level down about 8-10 inches and exposing large roots at base of tree. Will this cause a problem?
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Black cherry tree suddenly producing berries after 20yrs

We’ve had a very large black cherry tree in our backyard for the past 20 years. It has never produced berries until this year. Does anyone know if that is normal for this type of tree?
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Myers’s Lemon Tree

I Live in Northwest Florida and last winter we got record breaking freezing temperatures. I planted a Myers’s Lemon tree in the fall and even though it was protected it still got some frost damage. It ...
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Ginkgo Biloba (Autumn Gold) leaves curling up and turning pale / yellow

Here is some background information: The ginkgo was planted this year in spring. We are located in Trois-Rivières (Zone 5a) with full sun exposure The soil is a mixture of sand and clay. Since mid-...
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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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What is this on my Crimson King Maple leaves that are drying up with sticky film on leaves

A week ago only some of the leaves on the Crimson King Maple became dried and some of the other leaves have a waxy or slimy film that is on them. The leaves are sticky looking with a film on the ...
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Are they snails in the mulch?

Are they snails? They are in mulch of my mulberry tree. I read they are dangerous to plants. What should I do? https://youtube.com/shorts/NlB4EqgUm_o
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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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What's wrong with my apple tree?

Some of the leaves on my apple tree are showing like this. [ Should I be concerned? Also, what's this white stuff? Is it Woolly Aphids? Climate; Istanbul. Hot summers, cold winters. We've recently ...
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Can anyone identify this tree with green berries?

Found in mid-Missouri, pictures taken August 12th. What is this tree? Are the berries edible? I can't imagine they are unless they're just not ripe yet. My grandpa wants to know before he cuts it down....
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Hawaiian palm tree. Scale or something else?

I have an indoor palm tree. I noticed some slightly sticky clear sap at the base of the leaves, and some tiny grey or brown specs bunched up at the same location that looks like a scale infestation. I ...
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Is this Palm Tree in danger of falling?

Is this Palm Tree in danger of falling?
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How hard can I cut back my Acer platanoides globosum?

We purchased our Acer platanoides globosum last year and noticed that our ball is very too heavy with leaves with not a lot in the middle and lower sections. I have asked the nursery for advice and ...
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Can you plant olive trees in the garden if so how far apart do they need to be?

How far apart do you need to plant olive trees in the garden not in pots.
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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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Why has my Rose of Sharon suddenly bloomed in a new color?

I live in NJ and I have a Rose of Sharon tree/bush that, for the last 14 yrs has been blooming lavendar/purple, like clockwork. It's beginning to flower now and for some reason...it's now white. I ...
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What is this strange tree?

We recently bought a new house, and it came with various trees scattered around the yard. We've managed to identify all but one of them. At first we thought it looked kind of like a plum tree, but ...
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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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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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Suckers on dead ash tree

My ash tree died from the ash borer, but there are suckers coming from the trunk---two questions: should I cut the tree down? can I keep the suckers and trim to become a tree?
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Is Acer Palmatum Diecious, Monoecious, or another variety of ecious?

I am compiling information about plants in my garden, and studying botany for interest, and was wondering if anyone knows whether Acer Palmatum (and more broadly Acers in general) are monoecious, ...
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Jade plant stem moving in different angles

Ive had this jade plant for a few years now and its been doing well and healthy but one of the stems was bending over but about a week ago the same stem bended upward overnight and after a few days ...
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Can I plant PawPaw tree close to concrete fence?

Can I plant Paw Paw three close to my concrete fence? Are the roots going to distruction the concrete fence?
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