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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spiral tree trunk growth

I’d like to create a helical twist in the trunk of a young tree. I’m talking about a spiral grain, not just bending it into a coil, etc. Here’s an example: I’ve read that it’s still not well ...
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Good Trees for a backyard Garden in North Carolina

What are some low maintenance trees I can plant for the North Carolina region? Priorities in order of importance Low Maintenance, Both my wife and I work demanding jobs and we have two kids. I doubt ...
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what to do if No. Calif. oak tree has water within trunk

A couple of my trees have water near the base where the tree forks upward. One guy suggests using chainsaw to cut small drain hole at bottom of bole, and then fill bole up with cement? Is this what I ...
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Can a hinoki cypress thrive in a planter with access to the earth below?

I moved into a new place with a very small 'yard'. I would like to plant a Hinoki cypress, but there is no direct access to the earth because the whole yard is covered with deck or porch. There is a ...
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A white fungus has started growing on the bark/knots of one of my tree. Anyone know how I can treat it naturally?

Anyone know how to treat this white fungus on my tree? Would like to save it and treat naturally if possible and avoid having it spread to the rest of the grove.
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Zone 8a: What is a good plant to block sun coming in 8' window

We have some west-facing bathroom windows that start at 8' and go to the ceiling at 10'. I would like plant something to filter the light and stop the afternoon sun from streaming in to our bathroom ...
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Is my silver birch dead?

I live in the UK, and have a silver birch in front of my house and a large branch fell off of it recently. (On the floor to the left of the tree. It used to be attached on the left of the tree where ...
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UK Woodland Survey / Advice on Habitat

We're in the fortunate position where we've moved to a house which came with an adjoining acre of woodland; a mix of oak, sycamore, hawthorn, elder, and lots more that I'm too inexperienced to ...
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How do I prune Silver Birch Tree?

We acquired three Birch Trees.Silver,..not weeping...from a Landscaper. One was mostly straight...the other two had mostly 'weeping' branches. I expressed my concern and was told that they would 'grow ...
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How to break symbiotic relationship between a Sycamore tree and fungal spores?

Our large sycamore tree appears to have entered into a symbiotic relationship with some fungal spores, resulting in a large number of mushrooms appearing around 3-9' away from the base of the tree. ...
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Which trees have their roots grow vertically with limited horizontal growth?

Context. I plan to grow a tall tree on the front yard to achieve a natural look. The surrounding area is limited by walls and powerlines in the ground. So this tall tree better not have its roots ...
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Should I remove this tree?

A neighbour advised me that I should remove this central tree, or it would eventually kill the two olive trees on either side. Is he right? The olive trees are 5-6ft high and the taller tree is about ...
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Is this a mango tree?

This plant started growing in one of my outdoor pots. We’re in the Caribbean, and it’s growing in an outdoor concrete rooftop at 90+ degrees (with little shade) where only cacti survive. Is it some ...
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Why is my copper/purple beech not producing nuts?

In our property in England we have several mature beech trees (100' tall, 50+ years old). All but one are the common green beech and these fruit quite prolifically - the ground is absolutely covered ...
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Can lightning kill a tree by electrocution alone?

Near where I live there is a stand of Eastern White Pines that are all about 100 feet tall. Last year one of the trees was struck by lightning and severely damaged, partially collapsing. The top of ...
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Tree/Fruit Identification

My daughter just bought a house here in Southern California and this tree is in her back yard. Was wondering what kind of tree this is?
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Can any one help identify this plant/small tree?

I bought this plant/small tree from a very small nursery specializing in Succulent and Cactus. I absolutely love it, but have no idea what it is. The leaves almost look like a squash or melon (in fact,...
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What are these hairy seeds?

What the heck are these? I live in Florida and my dog swallowed these and then threw them back up. I washed them off to see what they might be. Covered in what looks like hair. The only trees I have ...
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Plant identification: white or black mulberry?

West Massachusetts. Most of the info I can find online describes the differences between white and red mulberries. Based on those descriptions, the prominent veins on the back of the leaves would ...
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Are cherry tree roots causing my patio to subside

Next door have a 30 foot high cherry tree which is about 10 feet away from my fence. The branches overhang my garden. Could this be the reason for my patio, which is underneath the overhanging ...
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Identify this tree please?

Let me know what to show, otherwise here is its flowers or seeds? In Australia
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Avocado indoor tree wilting

I am not sure why this is happening, some information the top 2cm soil is cocounot soil, the soil beneath I believe is just normal indoor plant potting soil. This is the pot, about 26cm wide and 23cm ...
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Magnolia tree lost a lot of leaves / is having issues

Does anyone know why this recently-planted magnolia tree may not be doing well and what can be done about it?
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What is killing the ends of tree branches in Virginia?

Over the last 4 weeks here in Virginia, I've notices almost all of the deciduous trees have a handful of branches that were dead in just the last 6-12 inches. My yard has several, small branches that ...
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Transplanting and growing Jerusalem thorns

When our contractor graded the ground near our Jerusalem thorn trees, apparently he spread a lot of seeds, as we now have about 20 of them sprouting up on the as-yet unlandscaped ground. I would like ...
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Care and feeding of my mature redwoods on my property in Northern California (25 miles from the coast)

My mature redwoods look very stressed right now. I do not have any irrigation system. I have to use a hose. How often should I water them? How much should I water each time? Does adding mulch near ...
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Why is the color fading on my variegated rubber plant?

The normal vibrant color is fading from my variegated rubber plant. I've made the mistake of overwatering it in the past, but was about a year ago. Is this a residual hangover from that time? Or is ...
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How far apart should I plant cherry laurel as trees?

A lot of online planting sites recommend 2-3 feet apart if I want a dense hedge quickly. However, I want my cherry laurels to grow as small trees. I know they can be as tall as 40-50 ft, so how far ...
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What is going on with this oak tree

I have a rather large oak tree and many of its leaves are turning partially brown (it's mid-to-late July). The tree is in Northeastern Mississippi. A few of the leaves are falling off. I have other ...
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What is this odd fruit tree?

I just walked past this tree, planted in someone's yard in southern New England: The fruits are about the size of a hen's egg, and the leaves are long and broad -- maybe 8 in. (20cm) in length. ...
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I'm having trouble identifying this leaf!

This was supposed to be bamboo seed, but turned out to be what appears to be a deciduous, serrated leaf bush or tree. The plants are only a year old, so not any bark to reference... The seed was long ...
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What is causing the brown streaks and holes in my young cherry blossom tree's leaves (Ireland)?

My cherry blossom tree was just purchased in April, and it's about 2-3 years old. It gets decent sun for at least 4 hours a day on sunny days but not every day, and lots of rain (I live in Ireland). ...
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Cupressus with brown branches

enter image description here I live in Sintra Portugal (by the sea) so with mild climate type 9. The terrain is sandy but I tend to fertilize annually and I have drop-by-drop irrigation. This year my ...
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Planting Bonsai tree | Unsuccessful

I bought bonsai tree seeds from Aliexpress. I have planted the seeds in regular soil and kept watering it for about 3 months now. Somehow none of the seed bear any tree. I heard that bonsai trees can ...
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Is this an olive tree?

I cut a dried out, seemingly dead olive tree to the stem last year. Over the last six or so weeks there's been new growth out of the stem. But is this an olive tree? The leaves don't look quite like ...
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Why is my Black Locust dropping spotted leaves?

I have a Black Locust tree that has been planted for 1 year. It has full sun and as of this Spring I have watered it every other evening for 20-30 minutes. It has grown significantly the last few ...
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What should i do with this tree?

Some branches are not producing leaves. And it it branching out. What should I do with the tree. Prune or..?
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Leyland Cypress dieback

Approx 3 years ago I planted a row of 13 Leyland Cypress as a screening hedge at the back of my garden (London, UK). Over the years the trees have been growing well and have approximately doubled in ...
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How to secure a leaning pine tree?

I'm considering to buy a piece of land with an old pine tree. Unfortunately the tree is leaning to the side as you can see on the pictures. My question is whether there is any way to secure the tree ...
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Will this cedar tree survive with the bark removed?

My son's friend got carried away with a machete out in our woods and started stripping the bark from one of our cedar trees. He removed almost 50% of the circumference as shown in the photo. This ...
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New persimmon tree bought from home depot dying

I bought the young persimmon tree from Home Depot last week. but it seems like it is not doing so well. We mixed the soil provided in the base with the original soil in the ground, and put ~3 inch of ...
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Is this Yew Likely To Survive?

I planted a Yew (Podocarpus) in the middle of summer last year...it looked/felt to me like it was doing just fine into the fall and early winter. A really unusual deep freeze hit in early February (I ...
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Oak sapling in pot is not branching

I moved a small oak sapling to an indoor pot last year and intend to keep it as a bonsai project, the tree seems generally healthy and had one growth this season allready (it didnt lose all its leaves ...
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Apple tree die back

I have a mature apple tree (well, several actually) in my back garden which is suffering from some sort of dieback. The leaves turn brown and shrivel and die. I've been cutting out all of the dead ...
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Any way for flamboyan branch to survive?

So... I saw a huge flamboyan tree in an abandoned parking lot, and I cut a small branch. Is there a way for the branch to survive? I placed it in a bowl full of water.
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What tree is this and are the brown leaves a sign of poor health?

Last year I moved into a new-build house and a few months later in November the development company's landscapers planted a tree in our garden to match the plans. When it was planted we were told that ...
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Tree rot & weeds growing from the rot?

I don't if this is rot where several large branches meet. It is soft and dark colored matter, almost like compost. I was able to peel off a patch (see circled area in the first picture). Prompted by ...
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No new leaves on Maples

I live in Colorado Springs, CO. My Autumn Fire Maples have not leafed out yet,as of 5/26/21. Anyone else noticed this?
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Shrubs leaves are yellow/brown - Butterfly bush, crape myrtle

We have several shrubs/bushes around our house (front back left and right) and they all have this same common issue. Any idea what it is and how to correct it? For these specific bushes, last summer ...
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Ants on trees - ok or bad?

I have two trees that experience significant traffic of ants up and down? Crataegus 'Pauls's Scarlet' - An established mid-age tree. Ants go up to the top of the tree, can't see what they are looking ...

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