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How can I shape a Rocky Mountain Glow Maple to be more round?

We have a young Rocky Mountain Glow Bigtooth Maple in our backyard. According to multiple sources (such as this one), the tree grows with an “upright pyramidal shape.” Is it possible to shape our tree ...
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Why does my Mirabelle de Nancy produce abundant foliage but no blossom?

Mirabelle de Nancy plum tree about 3 years old produces no blossom but dense foliage. The tree being trained as a double stemmed fan. This shape to comply with the form of the tree as I received it ....
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What is happening to my magnolia?

This is their 3rd year being in this spot. They occasionally drop leaves, not very often. All the rest of my magnolias are thriving and flowering but these two are on the struggle bus. What is ...
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What is happening with my evergreens?

I have some evergreens (emerald green aborvitae) in my backyard that have started getting brown spots which are starting to climb the tree. My neighbors seem to have the same thing happening, except ...
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What’s wrong with this maple tree? [closed]

We planted this autumn blaze last summer. Wrapped a watering bag around it. Seemed to be doing very well. This spring it budded out but now it seems like the leaves are drooping. What could be wrong? ...
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Are my trees dead?

It's May, it's 24*C outside, in the UK. I've got a tree in a pot and the one that is planted that doesn't have any leaves or show signs of producing any. The one in the pot is an olive tree, I don't ...
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New shoots on spruce trees with photo

I have several spruce trees in my yard. They are close together and a few years ago I removed the dead branches from the bottom of the trees (the trees range in height from 15 to 35 feet and around 4 ...
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Is it a good idea to trim branches that are not developing leaves?

1 minute video from Today: https://twitter.com/marsXRobertson/status/1787117174563143746 If you don't want to click, the TLDR is that a tree is developing two branches: Healthy with leaves Appears ...
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Dark spots on leaves of dogwood tree

About three weeks ago I planted a white dogwood tree. The plant survived one night of frost, but then the leaves began to darken and dry as in the photo. Is this a fungus? What can I do in this ...
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How can I straighten this tree? (Golden Hearts Red Bud)

This tree was badly hurt by a fence that fell over it. The tree was bent down to the soil but it survived and in that very spring had buds and normal leaves. I did use some rope and stakes to ...
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What is killing my trees? (Northern Utah) [closed]

Our cherry tree is completely dead, our flowering parking strip tree is very nearly dead, and our apple tree seems to be well on its way. What on earth is happening here?
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What is this tree where flowers grow on the main branches?

Found in Durnstein, Austria yesterday. I have never seen flowers seem to come from the main branches in such a vivid colour. What is this?
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Will a living retaining wall live?

My idea is to grow a living fence for dogs or livestock from cut branches, and use it to shore up a hugelkultur mound south of it. Would this theoretically work? I know you don't want 'air bark' to ...
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Didn't dig a wide enough hole for a tree sapling. How do I fix?

I planted my first tree (an eastern redbud) four days ago. I just learned that the tree is supposed to be dug three times the width of the container it came in. Before it really starts to grow, can I ...
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Cracked Hawthorne sapling growing leaves on trunk

A couple years ago, I planted a Crimson Cloud Hawthorne sapling. After the first Colorado winter, I noticed a sizable crack form at the base of the trunk. It still grew leaves on the branches, but it ...
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Emerald green trees too close?

Landscaper installed emerald green trees approximately 2ft apart. I’m reading that it should be atleast 3ft. Can these trees survive being this close together?
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Ordered Black mulberry, got a star like flowering plant

I ordered Black Pakistan mulberry plant, but got this. This doesn't look like mulberry. I saw many mulberry trees and plants. What is this?
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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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Why do I have yellow dots on my citrus tree and when I turn the leaf there are small white dots

I just recently bought a citrus tree indoors. I had mealy bugs before where I used a mixture of neem oil soap and alcohol which helped a lot but now the new leaves are not getting darker green like ...
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Think this rooted?

I had some new youngish fruit trees, I am not sure which variety this was... (plum, I think) Anyways I have issues where deer will come and bite off a branch, Later in the fall they bit this piece off ...
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Shallow rooted yew trees

Are there are species of yew trees that are shallow rooted as when we have searched the classification it comes up deep rooted.
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How can I help my damaged tree survive?

EDIT: added another photo, showing the wound in relation to the main trunk (pink line). I have an Eastern Redbud tree (Cercis canadensis) that was recently damaged due to the weight of snow. Picture ...
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Where and When to Prune Damaged Young Tree

I foolishly removed a protective cage around a young tree in my yard over the winter and a buck girdled it. My understanding is the portion above the girdle needs to be removed for the tree to recover ...
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Grafting a dying guava cutting

This is a rare variety (pink guava) here and hard to get. This plant appears to be dying as other of its siblings have started to grow nicely. I don't want to lose this. I see it is still green inside....
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What's wrong with this tree?

I don't know what kind of tree it is - I think Madrona? This is in Seattle. Its limbs are all gangly and now the leaves are dying off. Some of the upper leaves are getting black spots. What's wrong? ...
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Camellia (Camellia-Little-Leanne) loosing leaves after fertilising it

my camellia tree looks likr it is dying after feeding it with a teaspoon of slow-release fertilizer. (Hortico plant fertiliser for flowers, fruits and veggies) The leaves have started wilting and ...
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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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