Questions tagged [trees]

For questions about trees: selection, planting, care, diagnosis, pruning, identification, etc. Use this tag along other mentiond topic tags [tree-care], [identification], [pruning], [diagnosis].

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Rising Sun RedBud - is 42" away from the fence enough and is it OK if come with slab edging near the trunk?

I have the below design. I am about to plant the large tree at the top midle side of of the below plan As you can see for the lilac tree that is at the corner of the house I did not go around it with ...
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Remove rot from center of tree stump

I have a large tree stump that I am going to polyurethane to preserve. The center of it is rotted. I've dug out what I could of the rot with a shovel, drill, and vacuum. Looking for advice on what I ...
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Should I provide plant food for an oak tree I am trying to raise?

I am trying to raise an oak tree I planted from an acorn. I planted it behind a wall of trees, hoping it will prevail. But it doesn't really work, because in the summer it doesn't get much sun light. ...
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Can I re-pot this mango sapling?

I grew this from a mango seed in pure coconut coir. Now I see the root and the sapling coming from the seed. Should I let the seed sit in the coconut husk till when or I should plant it now in a ...
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Is my mulberry plane tree sick?

The top of some of the branches* of my tree look like this : The affected branches seems to be sprouting normally, but I'm a bit worried that the tree is sick. I've got another one where only one of ...
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lag screws vs through-bolts when cabling to prevent a split at the crotch

When cabling a tree with two main leads to prevent it from splitting at the crotch, is there any advantage to the tree to using a lag screw rather than a through-bolt, or vice versa?
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How long does a re-planted tree have to be established before it can receive grafts?

I have bought a young apple and cherry tree, they are in about 5 litre tubs at the moment but will be re-planted into permanent homes in deep soil. I would like to graft more varieties onto these ...
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avocado tree in pot has rooted in soil

I have grown an avocado tree from seed. The roots have broken thru the large pot and rooted into the ground. How can I remove it from the ground and replant into a larger pot without damaging the ...
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Feasibility of selling large Japanese Maple

We are buying a new home which has several large (10-20 ft tall) Japanese Maple trees. We are considering selling one or two of them to help pay for some interior home projects. I know that trees can ...
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Lemon tree that got left outside during a cold night

I stupidly, but in error left my lemon tree outside over night when it was really cold and now all the leaves have died and are starting to drop off. If I scrape the bark on the trunk it is still ...
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Pawpaw bark damage after first winter

Young pawpaw tree (planted last spring as a stripling, so first spring post planting) has damage to bark and trunk. What could have caused this? Is there anything I can do to help it? Tree is in a ...
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Tree growth curve for each season?

Is there a record as to general growth rate for tall trees in north east US grow? Oak, maple, etc. I'd like to plot out how fast in general a tree will grow each year and have a guide for it. I'm very ...
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How to fix lead branch being damage on Catalpa tree?

I woke to find the two contending lead branches snapped off. Not entirely sure why as the winds have been mild. I hope not foul play. This is a Southern Catalpa tree. I live in south Texas. None of ...
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Can you plant white walnuts in summer?

Bought a house in Dayton, Ohio, and want to plant some white walnut trees. (Temperatures: I've seen it get down to like -5F, a few years ago, but looks like it rarely gets below 15F.) I've found a ...
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Is this a Callery Pear tree?

I just bought a house, in Ohio. One of the trees in the backyard has many white flowers, which smell of...prosciutto?!? Haha. It's kinda cool, actually - but I think it might be a Callery Pear, and ...
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Removing three fir trees

Have 3 fir trees around a Hydrangea in the PNW. The area gets direct sun only for an hour in the morning, and maybe an hour in the evening, since its on the north side of the house. Photos: https://...
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Are fiberglass planters good for citrus trees?

I have ordered two 5-7 year old citrus trees(orange and lime). Now I am looking for sturdy enough planters to plant them in in my backyard. I am going for the look underneath. However if I get that ...
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How to minimize harm for leafed-out bare root trees being transplanted late in spring at a remote site?

I have a lot of bare root trees leftover from Fall 2019 seed propagation. These are seedlings which first emerged in Spring 2020 and now are entering their second year of growth. They are mostly small ...
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Will this tree live?

We decided to plant an Oak for my daughter’s first birthday. We bought the tree, which is supposed to be around 2 years old, in a pot and put it in the garden today. This is the first time we could ...
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Do Agriform tablets work well for existing mature plants & trees?

My landscaper used Agriform tablets as fertilizer when he planted trees and plans in my landscape. It has been ten years and time to fertilize the plants and trees again. I have a choice of using ...
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Can new branches be grafter to cedar hedge stump

I have a large cedar hedge that in most parts is very full and dense, but due to excessive outward growth and lack of consistent pruning, there are sections that are very open and "woody", ...
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Best privacy trees under pine trees?

There are several big pine trees between my house and neighbor’s. We want some privacy so instead of fence, we are thinking planting some 4-5 feet privacy trees in between (red line). Would something ...
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Missed apple pruning window

I have a 5 year old spur bearing apple tree, Christmas Pippin variety. I’ve missed the winter pruning window, and it’s just starting to bud, so definitely no longer dormant. I’ve pruned the last 2 ...
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Train young Desert Museum Palo Verde for better symmetry?

We had a landscaper plant a Desert Museum Palo Verde tree in our garden. However, the one they chose is lop-sided in that all the branches are on or bent towards one side. Would it be possible to ...
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Please help identify this tree

Can anyone help me identify the tree that these came from? It is growing in eastern Virginia.
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What tree is that, judging by seeds?

I've found a tree while on stroll with no leaves (naturally - it's early spring after all). What amused me is that it was filled with things (on photo) that supposedly contain the seeds. Unfortunately,...
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What is causing a white rash to appear on sacred fig leaves?

Hey, I have planted a sacred fig seed a couple of months ago. It's growing fantastically, but lately its leaves have started developing these tiny white spots all over them. New leaves develop ...
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Trees that get energy from foliage vs roots

I've heard the term that some trees get their energy and strength from roots while others get their energy from foliage. Something to do with deciduous vs conifers But I've not been able to actually ...
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Cherry blossoms and cross-pollination

Can cherry blossoms be used to cross pollinate sweet cherry trees? I recently got two Royal Ann cherry trees to plant in my yard. After planting them, I noticed on the card that came with the trees ...
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Is humic acid good for Norfolk Island Pine tree

I have a Norfolk Island Pine tree discussed here. I want to improve its well-being. Would liquid humic acid be helpful? What kind of fertilizer would be most effective? Is there any related ...
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Growing a trimmed holly as a tree

I bought a holly (Oakland) that I wanted online because I could not find it locally. The nursery trimmed and shaped it nicely before shipping including cutting the central leader. I want this to grow ...
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Very few needles on lower spruce branches

I have what I believe is a 30 ft Norway Spruce that looks very healthy, except for the bottom three feet of branches which have almost no needles. This bottom portion of the tree is shaded out by ...
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My crabapple tree that was planted in 1987 has the same thing on the base of the tree and then it is losing a lot of branches on one side of it

My crabapple tree has dying branchs with bark falling off, green mossy patches and the bottom of the trunk has a large mushroom on it. What can I do to prevent this huge tree from dying. I will ...
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Tips about trying to get tree sapling to grow after winter fallout

I sprouted this sapling from seed in my backyard, and it grew to a foot tall with 2 big leaves in 2 months. But winter came and it stunted its growth, and the top part of the stem dried up. Now it is ...
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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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Perfect trees that doesn't require pruning

Recently I've finished pruning fruit trees and two 'weird' question crossed my mind: Is it possible to produce a tree (or fruit or vegetable) that doesn't need pruning at all? Is possible to achieve ...
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Dying Pink lemon tree

I got a pink lemon tree from a nursery last summer. I’m in San Antonio. I made the huge mistake of putting her in the ground during the summer. It is a well drained area. She’s done pretty well until ...
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Is it safe to use wood from a tree if it has a fungal infection?

Some ash trees have been cut down near where I work. I was thinking about taking some of the log sections for woodworking material, but I heard something suggesting that these trees might be getting ...
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Should I remove these vines?

Just closed on a home recently and am wondering if this tree is healthy? Should I remove these vines? Any tips on what these vines are and how to properly go about removing them? Also if anyone knows ...
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Will applying copper sulfate for the sewer drain kill trees?

We have old terra cotta sewer drain pipes and recently had a plumber remove a large amount of tree roots. He said we should flush root killing crystals a couple times a year. I am assuming it is ...
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What kind of pine is this?

I collected seeds of a local pine tree, and the seeds were different from typical pine seeds I've seen before. It has a little needle sticking from the end of it. The tail is stiffer and doesn't break ...
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What's killing my orange tree?

I've been spraying with neem oil and it hasn't been helping. I've attached pictures. It seems like something is killing the leaves from the bottom up. New leaves sprout but they get killed and eaten ...
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Cocoa leaves turning brown

Hello, My 4 months old cocoa plants are starting to get brown. Any idea what is the reason? Is this the cold weather? to much watering? What should I do? And does the left one still have a chance to ...
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How to kill a tree but keep it planted and preserve the structure for decoration?

We have a three storey tall Mango tree in our backyard. As it's always covered in shadows it has become fruitless. I wish to kill it but keep it planted and preserve for decoration like how it is in ...
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Can I remove my lemon tree when it has fruit but is not growing well in a corner of the garden?

I transplanted my lemon tree from a pot to the corner garden bed. Since then, it has a lot of flowers and has lots of lemons. It is only just over a meter high but seems to be stagnated now, as the ...
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White patches on leaves on my indoor lime tree

I have an indoor lime plant that flourished through its first winter. Then, scale invaded, and I have been busy taking it to the shower and carefully cleaning leaf by leaf and stem by stem. The most ...
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What's this in flamboyan plant trunk?

I planted a flamboyan seed (ie. Royal Poinciana) in a pot a few months ago, and it was growing really nice and had nice foliage (if that's the correct name?) . Recently, I've noticed that the leaves ...
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What is this spiky tree?

What is this spiky tree as seen in northern Mississippi? Another one:
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What disease is causing raised blisters on the leaves of my java plum tree?

Plant: Syzygium cumini. Appearance: blisters (gall) on both sides. After some time holes appear in the blisters. What kind of disease is this? This exists all year round and is not seasonal.
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Can I save a small tree that has fallen over?

I've attached the following pic for reference. I have a plum tree that's about 6 years old and stood about 3 metres tall. Anyway, it fell over last night. The ground does not seem disrupted through - ...

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