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Questions tagged [trees]

For questions about trees: selection, planting, care, diagnosis, pruning, identification, etc.

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Are cherries from the market irradiated?

I bought some sweet cherries in season last summer and decided to see if I could germinate some for planting. I "de-nutted" maybe 20+ of them and placed them in damp paper towels in the refrigerator ...
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Does amyone know what type of bonsai tree this is

I got this tree about a week ago but i dont know what type it is help someone
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My Cat ate the top and many of the leaves of my Oak Sapling; advise on how to stimulate growth

I have been growing some indoor plants as a project with my son, including a small oak sapling that grew in a planter we had outside during the summer. One of our cats, for reasons unknown, ate the ...
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Chopped Apricot Tree

My neighbor accidentally mowed down an apricot tree I had recently purchased last year. I didn't dig up the roots and it started sprouting up again. It's still very small but my question is: Will ...
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Can bonsai be made from a walnut seedling?

I managed to sprout a nut and now I have a walnut. Can I make a bonsai?
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Regrowing a ficus from suckers

I've got a ficus which dried out this summer. The roots seem to be alive and well - multiple suckers are growing without issues. This photo was taken a week ago and the suckers continue to grow. I ...
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Wellingtonia and disturbing roots

Can you please help. I have two Wellingtonia (I think that is right) in my garden. One is around 195ft and the other slightly smaller. There is a wooded area around 10 metres away and I believe ...
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Need repotting advice for my small red maple (hopefully to be bonsai)

I recently grew a red maple from seed after cold stratification. The seedling is now about 4 inches tall, and i am not sure what to do next! Do i need to repot? What are its watering needs? If anyone ...
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Protecting trees from String trimmer

I use a string trimmer extensively on my property, but to date I have avoided using it around the foot of trees because I'm worried it will do damage to them. Recently I used some off-cut of plastic ...
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china doll tree

I have a China doll tree that is only a metre away from the house. It is approx. 8 feet tall. I would like to remove it but would it cause damage to the foundation?. I believe it is the cause of ...
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Where to cut to grow another tree?

Our neighbor has the tree in the picture, and he offered to let me cut a section of it so that I can regrow it in my yard. Where should I cut? Or does it have seeds that I can replant?
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Ficus benjamina variegated has all white leaves on a branch

One of my ficus developped an almost fully white branch with leaves. I found about "starlight ficus" which are similar but have more green on their leaves and bark. Is it common? What keywords can I ...
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Which tree branches break the least?

Which tree has branches that break the least over all other trees? Which trees shed the least weight?
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Growing and planting a beautyberry tree from seed

I recently collected some beautyberry seeds from a neighbouring tree. How long does it usually take to see the seeds germinate? What is the recommended age and process for moving the new growth into ...
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What is this tree? Tell me please

Here is the bark I am just curious and really want to find out
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Identify this tree?

I saw this tree in Central Park, NY. Can anyone identify it?
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Help identifying my juniper bonsair?

I went to a nursery earlier today and got a bonsai tree. I've always wanted a bonsai tree however never had gotten around to it. Looking at photos makes me think it's a Green Mound Juniper however I ...
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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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Can someone identify this vine for me which seems to be wrapping tightly around many trees?

There are many similar to this vine in a city park in NYC. They seem to be wrapping themselves tightly around many trees.
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How to save a 4 foot pink Mimosa tree with root damage?

I have a four foot pink Mimosa tree. It has root damage from shipping. I put it in a plant pot with good drainage and have watered the plant. It is winter so the tree is dormant as well.
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South/East Florida tree to help identify

The rest of the neighborhood has southern live oak, but this one house has this tree. It doesn't have pointed leaves like some other Southern Florida tree identification requests (one, two).
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Growing a zone 5 tree in a zone 3

I was turned on to the Empress by an answer that Jan Steinman gave to a question here on the forums. You can check it out here if your interested: How to grow a tree on steroids? I was showing my ...
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Can trees starve for water as they get bigger?

We had this huge pecan tree that stood alone. The landlord said it used to put out paper shell pecans that could be cracked with one hand a decade ago. I also heard that smaller pecan trees put more ...
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Agroforest guild of apple, hazelnut, and black locust?

Is this tree guild particularly promising or not: apple, hazelnut, and black locust? Or substitute apple for other fruits like pear or currants or mulberry, and black locust for some other kind of ...
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How to grow a tree on steroids?

How can a tree be made to grow bigger and faster constantly over 100 years? Could a full grown tree be given a constant trickle of water and a time-released nutrient pack, like huge miracle grow stick ...
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During a warm-spell in early winter, can dormant hardwoods survive planting? Even if frozen temps are a day away?

Zone 5 northeast USA has had an early winter in some places, getting slammed with many evenings in the 20s and a few even lower. Some snow but it's come and gone, eventually melting after a couple ...
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can anyone help identify this?

Hi, I grew this beauty from a black pod like seed that drifts often onto our Beach here in Mayaro, trinidad. The leaves grew slowly, and the pod size ranges, but could be as big as an adult fist, or ...
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How do you go about identifying cypresses?

I'm living in the UK and recently gained an intrest for trees, the broad leafed trees are not that bad, but when it comes to the cypresses I still have no idea. I'm also pretty bad at some of the ...
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Spontaneous reappearance of Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner

Last summer, the leaves of the chestnut tree in our back yard have, quite early on in the warm season, developed these stains on them: All of the tree's leaves dried out and fell long before autumn (...
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Sour orange tree

My Son planted a lemon tree in his yard about 10 years ago. Somewhere along the way of becoming a big tree it now appears to be producing lemons on the lower part of the tree and big oranges on the ...
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What kind of tree is this with light bark, small leaves, and purple flowers?

I'd like to buy a tree like this one. Any idea what it's called? This picture was taken near Boise, Idaho, USA near the end of July.
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Bringing citrus back to life?

I was given a 2-3 year old citrus tree and it loses leaves each year as soon as it comes inside. It has a strong stem but only a few new green branch shoots that have lost leaves. If I want to get ...
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Plants name, help.

Does anyone know what plant is that. That seems like a lanceolate leaves to me.
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Can trees be propagated/started over winter indoors, or would that 'tire them out'?

I found a calendar of propagation activities which seems very helpful, and it says that hardwood cuttings can be taken and started for deciduous trees throughout winter. I imagine those cuttings would ...
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Will a forest trail that's not regularly used always become overgrown?

This question belongs more to forestry than to gardening per se, but as this seems to be the Stack that's closest in subject matter, I'll go ahead and ask anyway. I'm writing a story where the main ...
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Damaged Canadian Hemlock EverGreen

My new evergreen was about 4 feet tall. Deer ripped the top half out of it. Is it ruined beyond hope?
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Magnolia leaves browning and falling

My Kay Paris Magnolia has browning leaves, which ultimately fall off. I also notice spotting on the leaves. Neighboring trees have a scale problem, but not much on this tree, which I also put white ...
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Storing bare root trees short term before planting in permanent location?

If bare root trees are dug up to be sold or moved and planted, how should they best be stored until planting if it could be a few days (e.g. 1-7 days)? I usually buy bare root trees with roots ...
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Can I plant a Nordmann Christmas Tree in my garden?

I have a lovely Christmas tree that is in a pot, is it ok for these to be planted in a garden ? Not sure how I post a photo?
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Moving red leaf corkscrew hazel

I've moved house and inherited a red leaf corkscrew hazel, its about 2 metres high. I'd like to move it to a new location. How easy/hard would that be, without harming it? EDIT: here's a couple of ...
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What is the name of this tree in our backyard?

These trees are in my backyard in New Jersey. Can you tell me the name of the tree that is highlighted?
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Identify tree with gray ridged bark and large cordate leaves

The leaves are big and the stem is thin
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Tiny Flies eating my freshly germinated seed stems

I am trying to grow some trees, however after germination of the seeds, I place them in a "growth media" which has "bonemeal" included in it, and this seems to be what is attracting the flies. They ...
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Handling a Cherimoya Tree

Does anyone have any experience with Cherimoya Trees??? We have one in our backyard. Last year, it produced some decent size fruit. This year, it seems like there are more fruits sprouting, and the ...
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How can we save the trees in our historical garden from dying?

Our historical building is located in a big garden with 2700 pine trees in Khaf city, Iran, and about 300 trees have died. Is there anything we can do to save these huge trees? Khaf city has warm ...
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Will interwoven espaliered fruit trees of different types hurt or inhibit each other?

Suppose I want to espalier a row of trees into a woven boundary, something like this: Would it matter if the trees were of different types (e.g. apple, pear, cherry, plum)? Will the interwoven ...
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What is this large leafed tree?

We found this tree in Southern Illinois a few miles from the Kentucky line. Can you identify this large-leafed tree? Here's a photo of the tree and of a dried leaf.
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Is this evergreen with yellow branches sick?

There is an evergreen in front of my apartment. In just a few days, many of its branches have turned yellow. Last week it still looked fine. Is this expected, or is the tree sick? Is there anything I ...
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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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I was wondering what species of tree this was, I need to know for my studies and curiosity

I need to know the species of this tree as I am studying at college and need to be able to recognise trees, and I guess the trees near me would be a good start. The leaves are elliptical, serrate and ...