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Questions tagged [trees]

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

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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?
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What kind of palm tree is this?

As the title says. Saw this palm tree in Florida and the wife really likes it. Just curious what type it is.
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Is this lemon tree still living

The lemon tree branches are dry but the leaves are still green what can I do to save it
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Tree with long seed pods

Unfortunately where I am Google is blocked so my searching for this tree is somewhat crippled. Found by a staircase to an overpass in the city of Urumqi, with temperatures ranging from -/+ 34 deg ...
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Damage to Arboerivities

I have flat cedars/Arborivitaes in front of my house planted 5’ above the road and 5 ft back from the road stand 30’ h. Recently the town redid our blacktop road by heating and relaying the top layer,...
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Should I replace my Colorado Blue Spruces?

I have two Colorado Blue spruces, both looked to be damaged at installation. One is missing about 2 feet area of twigs near the top. They looked to have broken off during transit? The other has had ...
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What types of tree are these?

I would like to know the names of these trees. And whether the small black berry looking fruits are edible. Edit: The small tree is not doing well, so I want to learn more about this tree in order to ...
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Anyone know What type of tree is this

Small tree in northern Indiana has small pea-sized metallic blue/purple berries. Were small white flowers before the berries came out.
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Name of this tree?

Can someone identify this tree? The top of the leaf is soft like velvet.
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What’s wrong with my tree?

I just noticed what seems to be rot in the main limb crotch. Should I cut off the limb? Can I save the tree?
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How much damage did I do to my Maple Tree?

I received some bad advice from a neighbor and now I want to know how much damage did I do and also ask for some advice on what I can do to help ensure the tree doesn’t die. I live in NC and have ...
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Birch trees with peeling bark and black area on trunks

I am wondering about my trees in our front yard. They seem to be peeling much more than others in the neighborhood and have black patches on the trunk. Any info on what I should do?
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How much dirt can I put on pine tree roots?

How much dirt can I safely add on top of an established pine tree's roots without harming the tree? I want to add berming for landscape interest around and near the pine, which is 29 years old so ...
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Should I cut off this weak branch on my crepe myrtle or try and support it?

I have this great "pink velour" crepe myrtle tree that I planted last summer. I'm really happy with how fast it grows and how much it flowers. Recently, the weakest branch from the ground has started ...
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Need help identifying species of Bonsai tree

There's a folder in google drive where there are pictures attached. Bought it in a local store but I do not know the species. Could anyone help me? Link to Google Drive click here.
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Is this tree perhaps a mespilus?

Fruit is 1 inch diameter. Public area, zone 7. Very showy. Bark as if exfoliating, in a beautiful way. Fruit partially falling. It looks mature, at least 20 years old. 20-25 ft high.
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What is this tree with red seeds in france

On a field trip in Strasbourg france I noticed this tree. What is it?
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Another poorly bay tree

I don't believe any of the previous sick bay tree questions have shown the same symptoms: large brown patches on some leaves. It's one of two standard bays I've got by the front door, both in pots ...
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What is this 10ft high decorative tree?

Zone 7. What is this decorative tree in a park?
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Can I get fruit from an olive tree in the UK?

Our local garden centre has some mature olive trees reduced substantially, but still by no means cheap. We're in a secluded spot in North East England; is getting fruit from an olive tree this far ...