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Questions tagged [trees]

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

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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 ...
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What is this shrub growing in my back yard?

I live in Hutto, Texas. This shrub started very small and even though I cut it back, it continues to grow and grow. It also self propagates. It has feathery growths on the ends of the stems which fly ...
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How long will it take to grow branches back on a Green Giant?

I just had an incompetent Arborist prune my Green Giant. For some unknown reason he cut 4 branches totally off leaving a huge bald spot front and center of my row a arborvitaes. They claim it will ...
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Are blue spruce, pines, and evergreens “stable” in strong winds?

We live in a mobile home park with a closely spaced row of evergreens, pines, and a blue spruce about 85 feet away. Some people wonder if these types of trees are stable and deep-rooted in heavy winds....
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Identify what kind of lime tree I have!

I have 3 of these on my property. They were here when my parents bought the property in 1974. They are not Kaffir limess because the do not have the double leaves. The fruit are mostly small and ...
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Did I ruin my lemon tree?

Hey guys I just bought a house in so cal. The backyard lemon tree was overgrown really bad. Had lots and lots of intertwined dead branches. I read online to cut the diseased branches off but I ...
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How old should a cottonwood be for me to start pruning it for bonsai?

This little bonsai cottonwood has been growing now for about 3 months. He is about 6 inches tall now and has been transplanted from his little cup to a bigger cup! I am wondering, when would be a ...
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Tree Identification - shaggy bark

My sister bought a new house this year. There's a tree in the yard that we can't identify. It's located in Mid-Michigan in zone 5a. The soil is mixed with rocks and sand. The tree has shaggy bark ...
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Is this oak powdery mildew? How can I manage it?

I have just bought a new property that has a range of oak trees. Unfortunately, I noticed that some of the young trees in one area have a white discolouration of the leaves. After some searching ...
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Does anyone know what the name of this tree is?

This tree started growing near our home about 5 years ago (volunteer). The tree has a very upright growth pattern and the branches are short and perpendicular to the trunk. It is quite polite, even ...
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Magnolia not flowering well

My Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ flowers are not looking right. Attached photos are all new growth (in Australia, just entering Spring). Any thoughts as to the issue?
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I've gotten this bonsai tree 2 days ago and I'm having trouble identifying this tree

I have searched all bonsai tree related websites and still have not found the type of bonsai it is because of the color and shape of the leaves
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Palm tree Queen

Why did the new middle fond of my queen palm tree drop down in a lazy position? I'm worried about them. I've got two queen palms that this issue has occurred most recently.
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How to promote multistem tree growth?

I planted a young liquidambar tree (which was basically just a single 2ft branch, plus roots off course) this spring. For unknown reasons (transplant shock?), the tree soon appeared to be dead. ...
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Does my bay tree need plant food?

I have a small bay tree indoors in a pot. It's next to a large, north-facing window with a minor draught coming from it but thankfully the cold in winter doesn't seem to come in too badly. The tree ...
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How to promote upward growth after the leader has been pruned back?

I recently purchased a bare root Japanese zelkova tree online. It came with the leader pruned back. The whole tree is barely 2' (60 cm) tall at this point. I've found in some cases that nothing will ...
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What are these raised brown sections on the backs of the leaves on my pear tree?

I have this brown stuff growing on all the leaves on my pear tree in my garden. Does anyone know what this is? I think it might be some plant disease. Does anyone have any advice on fixing this?
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Why are the leaves on my young avocado tree drooping?

This young avocado tree was grown from an avocado seed and is about 6 months old. I live in Tucson, Arizona and keep it inside my house by a south facing window. There's no direct sunlight in this ...
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Unusual tree identification needed in eastern WA - white-backed leaves!

These leaf samples are from a very large tree in Palouse Falls State Park in eastern Washington state. There are several of these trees scattered throughout the visitors parking and camping areas ...
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How to tape a split cherry tree?

I planted a flowering cherry this spring. A delivery of top soil ended up with it bend flat under a ton bag... After this was removed the tree wasn't smashed but is partially split where the trunk was ...
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Why are my ginkgo leaves turning in and yellowing?

About 3 months ago I put a stone tree ring around my tree. It covered the base of tree with landscaping fabric and then placed plastic drainage pipe over that. I then filled with soil as I wanted to ...
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What's the right way to cut a tall, narrow tree?

I have a messy holly tree with lots of trunks. They're perhaps 10m (30') tall and very straight but only about 10cm (4') diameter. I've been learning about face cuts and leaving a hinge but on such ...
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What happens if I cut some of the roots of a cottonwood tree?

I have a large 54" (1.37 m) diameter cottonwood tree that is 16 feet (5 m) away from where a storm sewer is to be installed. I am sure roots will be cut, but will this tree survive? If the chances are ...
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What is this tree and do I need a pollinating partner?

I recently moved and I found this tree/shrub in my backyard. It is about 1.2m tall It produced a single fruit which looked a lot like a cherry, although it had plenty of flowers. My main question ...
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Should i trim my avocado plant through the winter?

I have several baby avocado plants that grew this summer. 2 of them i managed to get a first trim while it was still hot out, but at least 2 did not get a trimming. They are currently about 8-12 ...
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Is it safe to cut or shave the roots of a Norway Maple tree?

My deck was built 30 years age around a Norway Maple. Now it has grown to the point that the roots are lifting parts of the deck. It is safe to cut or shave the roots that are lifting the deck?