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What is this tree I found in Mississippi?

I moved to northeastern Mississippi and found this tree in my backyard. What is it?
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Tree recommendation for Fort Collins, Colorado

I am shopping for a tree for my yard. I have tried the local government website, and it literally gives me just a list of hundreds of trees... https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/garden/...
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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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what kind of tree is this in central Florida?

Tree with dark green leaves on the right, not the pine on the left. in very sandy soil. wondering if will be difficult to transplant? does it have thorns? deep hard roots? What time of year good time ...
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How to prune cherry tree to grow evenly?

I have a cherry tree that until September was overshadowed by much larger trees. As a result the tree has no growth on one side. I took the larger trees down and had hoped that this season would bring ...
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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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Avocado Tree Pot Size - Start Large or Increase Over Time

I am buying a 3 foot tall avocado tree (¼-½ in. diameter stem) that I want to keep potted long term as opposed to planting in the ground. Is it better to repot the new tree in a slightly larger pot ...
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What is this small spruce-like plant

Does anyone know what kind of tree this is? Should we keep it indoors, or is it better off outdoors. We're in the Ottawa, Canada area. Thanks.
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What plant/weed is this?

quick question, does anyone know what plant this is? Each branch has 5 leaves. My wife and I are not sure if it’s a weed. Many thanks! Ray
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What is this raised, brown growth on my maple tree?

My tree seems to be infected with something, and every week I notice more leaves have this raised, brown growth. What is it, and how do I treat it?
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How to fix a partially uprooted tree? Please help

A few days back due to strong winds a peepal tree(i.e. Ficus religiosa or sacred fig) was partially uprooted near my house. It is approximately at a 45° angle. It is 7-8 meters tall. Almost half the ...
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Are my trees roots connected and supporting each other?

I planted these Emerald Arborvitae's 5 years ago. This year they have done incredibly well and seem to be growing stronger than ever. I remember reading something about trees roots connecting and ...
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Is this Osage Silk Thorn - x Macludrania hybrida?

Anybody know what this species/family of thorny bush this is or how to propagate it? it was about 10' wide and high and very thorny. I saw this in Lake Placid Florida, just north of Okeechobee lake ...
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Pyrus Calleryana 'Chanticleer' aka Ornamental Pear tree, ALL leaves are browning and curling ?disease?pest?autumn

Its autumn here in Sydney Australia. Temps are dropping to below 20C by day 9-12C night. I have 5 Pyrus Calleryana 'Chanticleer' aka Ornamental Pear tree in the front yard, 6 years old 4m tall, never ...
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What is the green mush on the outside of the tree bark

What is the green sap on the bark of a fruitless magnolia tree. The tree has a lot of green on top of the bark. We know it already as water seeping into the tree Trunk and causing sap seeping out ...
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What could've caused this strange split in this tree branch?

This is a bit of an odd one but I'm both intrigued and confused by the branch that has split near the trunk of this tree. I don't know what kind of tree it is but it has purple flowers in early spring ...
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Can anyone identify this park tree? Is it an elm?

this is a tree in a park in Hong Kong. All the trees around it have their species labelled, but unfortunately this one does not. Please can anyone identify it?
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Why is my Weeping Cherry tree growing like a bush?

2 years ago, I planted a Weeping Cherry tree (it was about 1 ft tall when I planted it). It doesn't seem to be growing taller, but it IS growing wide. It is growing kind of like a Japanese Lace Leaf ...
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Cedar tree roots close to house

I have 2 cedar trees that have roots approx 3" in diameter that are located close to the top of the basement (concrete foundation) of my house. The diameter of the trees are about 24" at the base and ...
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Is this palm tree at risk of falling over?

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/1LM43Ox 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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What is a good evergreen barrier plant in the midwest of the United States?

These plants will be near the base of another treelike and need to be ok with partial to no sun, and then obviously full sun in the winter time. EDIT: I forgot to mention that this shade would ...
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Need to relocate an Oak Sapling growing near roots of larger tree

There is an oak sapling growing about 4ft from the foundations of mine and my neighbour's house so I feel we need to relocate it. The problem is that is seems to be growing right at the base of a ...
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What plant/tree is this?

I found it like this in front of my door on the pavement. Most likely either dropped there by a bird.Is it a tree? Location: South of Ireland
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Carpinus leaves brown and shrivelled

I grow bonsai as a hobby, for almost ten years now, and to get new material I often just collect some seedlings or saplings in the neighborhood. They are from the side of the road or other "wild" and "...
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Please help identify this tree species

I have a young tree (~4Y old), located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I do not know what type of tree it is, and would really like help identifying it. I seem to recall, but am not 100% on this, that ...
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What is the carbon content of tree seeds and would they be suitable to balance nitrogen rich compost?

On top of my garage was a full 2 inches of densely composted material that I presume has built up over many years. Right above the garage are 2 trees that seem to shed hundreds of thousands of tiny ...
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How soon can I use newly cut sycamore logs?

I've just cut down two large sycamores (Acer pseudoplatanus), leaving me with a considerable quantity of logs to use for other projects. How soon can I use these logs for building, for example, a ...
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Can you “seal” a cut off section of a tree to protect it from rot?

I have an oak tree that had a "Y" starting about 12 feet off the ground that I had one of them removed since it was reaching way over a neighbors property. (It was literally half the tree). Fast-...
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Why is this Japanese Maple growing mutant leaves?

This tree is about 6 years old. Every year, I have to trim off a couple branches which contain plain green leaves. It seems to be worse this year. I was under the impression that these mutant ...
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What kind of tree is in my yard with red stems, ribbed oval leaves, and white flowers?

This tree is in my yard with red stems, ribbed oval leaves, and white flowers
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Why are there so many dead branches on my fringe tree?

Here's a picture of my 3-year-old fringe tree. It's in Albemarle County, Virginia. I'm concerned that so many branches are dead. Does the tree have a useful future, or should I pull it out? .
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Symbiotic plant identification

We were at the Sonoran desert museum and saw a plant that grew in or on the limbs of a desert hardwood tree. Anyone know what this plant is called
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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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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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What will help a sappling Silver Birch which is struggling after repotting?

My girlfriend received a silver birch sappling as a present at Christmas as a memorial for a dead relative. A month ago we repotted it into a large pot. We placed broken tiles in the base for ...
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Are the trees in my garden dead?

We recently moved house in New Jersey and I'm finally getting around to getting the back garden into some kind of shape. There are trees along the perimeter of the property which i assume were planted ...
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How do I make corner lot more private?

We live on corner lot. Row of deciduous firs were planted too far apart or are at maximum height now leaving street level exposed at side of house and front of house. House faces South. No height ...
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What are these Tiny Brown Bumps on my Bay Tree Leaves?

I have a large (20+ ft tall) sweet bay laurel tree in my backyard. I recently noticed a majority of the leaves have extremely tiny, shiny brown/black bumps on them. From my research it seems like it ...
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Lemon tree lost all its leaves

My lemon tree lost all its leaves a while ago. I was hoping it would recover but I’m not sure anymore. I’m a little inexperienced with taking care of plants but I’ve scraped a bit of bark off the ...
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Turning a jade plant into a tree

I started a jade plant from a cutting. It is growing nicely but has three different branches. How do I trim my plant to make it a tree? Do I split the three branches and repot each to turn into a ...
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Cherry tree ends of branches dying

I have an old cherry tree in the Willamette valley of Oregon, probably planted in 1950, where the branches are starting to die. There are a few large dead branches and many small branches where the ...
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What type of plant is this from Ohio, and is it invasive?

We live in Ohio surrounded by some woods. Almost all the underbrush is made up of this plant. It can grow into a small tree and is very easy to break by hand. I tried to look it up on Ohio's invasive ...
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Bonsai tree keeps losing leaves

Sorry for asking probably a question that has been asked before, but I really don't know what could I do to improve by bonsai's health. I bought it 1 year ago, and all this time it kept losing leaves. ...
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What type of trees are these two?

I have two trees along with a tomato plant that have sprung up in the garden, I suspect birds as I cant see anything else similar. I would like to know what they are to see if I should keep them and ...
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Is there any point in putting what is rest of our tree back in the ground?

So we are in the process as we speak of having our sewer line replaced and the old line ran underneath a large Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree. They did their best job to try and dig around , then placed ...
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Japanese Maple in Full Sun in Dallas Texas

I live in Plano, texas. I have a house facing east. I am thinking of planting Japanese Maple tree in my backyard. Wondering if Japanese maple can withstand texas heat, considering it's not going to be ...
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What is the name of this plant? and how do I take care of it?

I only just got this plant and would like to know its name, also is it some sort of a bonsai?
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potted cherry tree-lost leaves

We wintered a potted cherry tree outdoors, but brought it in during the month of March. It leafed beautifully, but we were gone for 2 weeks and I fear it didn't receive enough light. As a result, it ...
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Will quaking aspen grow in Mississippi?

I am moving to Mississippi soon and am trying to figure out trees to plant at my house. My favorite tree is the quaking aspen. Will this grow there? And any recommendations of other trees, bushes, and ...
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What is the most efficient way to remove a row of bushes?

I have a row of bushes, probably 200 feet long, that have become unsightly. Mixed in with the bushes are many other weeds, trees, etc that also need to be removed - hundreds in total. Trunks ...

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