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Cutting down a Cherry tree

Hi I’m trying to ascertain whether I’ll be doing any damage to my property by cutting a cherry tree down. The tree is approximately 5 meters from the house. I’m not sure of the soil type other than ...
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Transparent/white goo on the back of lemon tree leafs

The tree has been outside during the summer, since a few weeks back I took it in. A few days back I noticed these strange things attached on the back of 20% of the leafs. What is it?
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when to transplant

My husband has got 6 Maple trees started from the keys in an outside pot. They are now approximately 6 inches tall, should he leave them in the container over the winter or transplant them and bring ...
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Hazelnut Tree In Front Yard, Squirrels!! Bad Idea?

My husband and I just bought our first house with two big hazelnut trees in the front yard, it surely gave us a feeling of being close to the nature, but on the other hand, there are so many chestnut ...
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How to handle walnut tree root damage?

We recently started some construction work that involves digging around a beloved walnut tree and the workers hit some of the roots. (Europe) Some pics for reference: the tree - https://imgur.com/...
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Newly Planted Autumn Blaze Appears to Be Dying

Planted our Autumn Blaze about 10 days ago in central NC (clay soil). Normally this time of the year we'd be seeing the start of fall, but we've had an abnormally hot and dry run of 90 degree days ...
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Sudden death of arborvitae’s

I planted about 10 arborvitae‘s probably five or six years ago. Some of them are nearly 8 feet tall. In the last month and a half, three of them appear to have died. Why so suddenly?
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What is the name of this pine tree?

I live in Northern Canada. I am looking to find the right trees to plant in the backyard. I took some pictures of the type of trees I like to plant but have no idea what they are called. (The above 2 ...
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Tree identification - pink buds and numerous fluffy stamen flowers

This is a tree growing in a friend's backyard, located in the Bay Area, Northern California, USA. (I'm not implying that the tree is native!) Its flowers have numerous fluffy stamens which are cream ...
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Overwatered or Underwatered?

please help !I can't figure it out ... Is this from overwatering or underwatering ?
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Can anyone ID this oak that has flaky bark?

This is on Long Island, NY near the water. No acorns are available.
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What type of bonsai tree is this

I will post also as a general question. Recently I received a bonsai tree. Can you help me identify what type is it? After few days I received it it seems weaker and with lots of yellow leaves. I ...
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Please identify this plant?

I also saw this plant in a house in Florida. The fruit (if that’s what it is) is small, it’s the same diameter as a regular pencil. Can anyone identify it? And is it edible? This is what the inside ...
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Tree help with identification

Can anyone tell me what type of tree this is please? ](https://i.stack.imgur.com/vjl6m.jpg)
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what are these little plant stuff growing in the pot of my house tree?

what are these little plants growing in the soil of my house plant?
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How to fix Young Eucalyptus Pauciflora Niphophila bending over?

I planted this Eucalyptus Pauciflora Niphophila last Autumn when it was about 2m tall. It is very healthy and has grown about a metre in the first year. It is straight up to about five feet high and ...
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Avocado tree leaf covering by brown dots

I have a avocado tree in the backyard. The leaves are getting a lot of brown dots. Is it getting infected?thanks a lot!!
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How do I keep my olive tree from sending up shoots?

I've got a wild olive tree in my yard. I believe it is a https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus_angustifolia . I absolutely love it and it is the main feature of the yard. The thing is, after about ...
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Unusual CT tree ID please

Please help me ID this tree. I have been trying to find it for a few years now and I don’t know what it is. The tree looks like a dogwood right until the fruit start to swell, then one realized it ...
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Root system size and planting distance from smokebush (smoke tree, cotinus coggygria) to wall

Am thinking of planting a smoke bush in an area that is enclosed by a retaining wall, but am concerned about the root system eventually growing big enough to displace the wall. How can I estimate the ...
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Wife and daughter ate these. Are they safe?

My wife and daughter ate a bunch of these fruits. Are they safe? Daughter puked and wife has diarrhoea. sorry She took me to the tree. It isn’t laurel. It is this: Should I be more concerned? ...
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Identify root growing from tree?

What is this white plant growing from the tree? The host tree (not the white root) is about 30” tall. I was checking the soil from this tree because it was deteriorating pretty fast and I wasn’t sure ...
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What kind of tree is this!

My husband brought home a branch of this tree but we can’t figure out what it is!!
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Are these black pods something to do with wasps?

I have a tree that is swarming with wasps. I cannot see a nest but assume there is one somewhere. I also noticed the tree is covered in patches of black pod types things: Are the two things related? ...
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Able To Save This Tree

I recently moved and a tree that was blown over in a storm has been growing again for a few years. This is my first summer with the tree and it looks great, until you see the trunk. I think I will ...
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Viability of tree seedlings with double tip

This is a somewhat hypothetical question, but: This little Quercus robur seedling was pulled out during a weeding session. Apparently it’s at least two years old and the original tip was cut off at ...
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Can you identify the genders of two pistachio trees from the photos?

I ordered two pistachio trees (one male + one female) over the internet. I have just received them yesterday. Unfortunately, they didn't label them and now I can't find out which one is male/female. ...
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What's wrong with my Pear tree?

Is it Pear blight? What's the best way to fix it?
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Peach tree yellowing leaves with red veins?

Does anyone know what’s going on here, and if there is a fix to this?
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How is sumac preserved for winter?

I'm into foraging, and foraging questions don't go with cooking advice, so I was wondering how I can preserve staghorn sumac for winter.
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Gardening May Day trees

I have young mayday trees 11 ft tall that appear to have a black fungus growing on them and they look sickly what will happen if I trim them right down. Will this get rid of the fungus.
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California Avocado Tree HELP

My sapling tree was a gift from a family member who grows them for sale. He prepared it for me, told me how to plant, water and care for it in my yard. I did exactly as he said. My tree was doing ...
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What to do with a williow tree with a cracked split trunk due to strong winds

The willow tree is located on a hill in a valley (Central EU) known to have strong winds and wind gusts of over +70 km/hr blowing from North West. Four years ago i removed the front trees & bushes ...
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Yellow Jacaranda or weed?

This sprouted in my yard in South West Florida. Not sure what it is. The yellow flower is similar in shape to bleefing heart. The stalk is very green and it seems to grow quite fast.
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Maple tree, drooping leaves. Can I help it look Fuller?

Admittedly, I'm a new first time home owner. We have this maple in our front yard (Raleigh, NC). The leaves are droopy and it looks hollowed out in the center. I've tried various watering, more water,...
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What is this tree with corky wings on the branches

This tree is located in an urban park in USDA zone 3a with winter temperatures to -40 deg Celsius. It has a trunk about six inches in diameter and is about thirty feet tall. In the winter I mistakenly ...
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Shaving 2 inches off the top of a 12 inch thick tree root for 3 feet

Syzygium australis tree root across pathway, is it possible to shave down 2 inches for approx 3 feet (the width of the path) along the root and seal it with something to avoid stressing the tree. I am ...
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What tree is this with reddish body?

I live in Pacific Northwest and this tree is in our backyard Here is the photo of its leaves Do you know what tree is it? It doesn't look that nice. It's not evergreen and quite trashy in the ...
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Tall tulip very close to concrete slab

I have a very tall tulip tree abt 18” from my family room and patio’s concrete slab. So far so good. Do I have to worry? I’ve been told that Tulip’s put down a large deep central root and there doesn’...
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Will cutting away root(s) of a tree growing under my basement floor kill it?

The tree looks like a Norway Maple to me, though that hasn't been verified. The small section of the root I found (there may be others close by) varies from 2-4 inches wide. While I'm not certain it's ...
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Loss of blue spruce tops

The top 8-12" of 2 -20 yr blue spruces are suddenly losing their needles. It happened in about a 2 day span. They are are some 50' apart and there are other blue spruces in the general area I ...
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Paw paw tree fruit

I have many paw paw trees growing in my back yard in northern Indiana. Of all the trees only one is bearing fruit. Is there anything I can do to help the others to bear fruit?
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Help with helping Pear tree recover

Is there any way to help my pear tree recover. Pears grow about two inches then dried up. Northern Indiana
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Mango sapling dying

So i've been growing this mango sapling for like 4 months. At first i used the toothpick method to get the seed to sprout and after it got it's first leaves I transplanted it in this pot. It all ...
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Fell trees, chip wood, make path?

I have a few trees that need to come down in my hard-to-access backyard. I know I can dispose of the rounds for firewood. But the brush is a different story: I hardly have a way of disposing of it. ...
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Is this Christmas tree?

We just moved into this house and there is a tree right next to the side. It is way too big and too close to the house for me to like it. I have big problem in the past with any pine trees near the ...
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My redbud tree in Maine

I planted my redbud 3 years ago, 2 years they have had lots of leaves no buds. This year there are no leaves at all, around the base of the tree there are little twigs growing with small leaves. Is ...
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Apple tree disease

What’s wrong with my apples? Black spots and white fuzz?
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Chance for a tree to grow from common seed

There is a message being shared around on Facebook in Romania that basically asks the readers to keep the seeds and pits from fruit that they ate (fruit bought from supermarkets or local farmers) ...
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HELP - What Tree?

Does anyone know what type of tree this is? Located in Leicestershire, UK. Many Thanks, Harry