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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
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Adding 10 cm of cow manure to my orchard in summer without hurting trees

I have bought an orchard recently which has 42 apples 26 walnuts and 27 and some other trees. I know that no fertilizer has been added to soil for at least 2 years. I have read that adding 10cm of ...
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How would a plant grow with light from the stem?

Using Grow LEDs to emit light from the pot and stem of a plant or tree onto the leaves how would that plant grow opposite to normal sun light?
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Replant branch?

I live in the Caribbean, and while riding bike, I saw this tree: So I cut a small branch: Can I replant this branch? Can it somehow be replanted in a pot? Thanks.
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cherry tree with wilted and dried leaves

In the beginning of June bought a cherry tree seedling and transferred it from its pot to our yard. It was doing ok but, I saw that two days ago all of its leaves were wilted and some had dried and ...
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Moisture rising in a beech tree - is it a sign of a problem?

In the picture below taken after a rain, the beech shows a pattern of moisture about 3 feet up the tree. None of my other trees, including beeches (you can see another one on the very left of the ...
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Can my Arborvitae be saved after a fire?

I recently had a brush fire which burned my Arborvitae hedge in several places. Can these plants be saved? They are mature and at least 20 years old.
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Mixing existing soil

Over the weekend I dug up my Purple Potato Bush (PPB) that was infected by a canker, really sad. Now time to plant the new PPB, but wondering if I should mix the existing soil or add something to ...
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How to remove the brush stumps?

I have a lot of brush stumps around my home. I am working on the first one. It is too hard. It is deep rooted and tangled. Some videos show that they use a truck to pull them out; but it is not an ...
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Does a eucalyptus tree cause damage to a building foundation?

I planted a eucalyptus tree about 6 - 7 meters (20 - 22 feet) from my house. Does this tree have an effect on my building foundation?
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Identification of tree and damaged leaves

I am buying a new home with established yard. Three of the same tree are in the front and all have something wrong with them. Could someone help identify both and suggest how to fix the trees?
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Any advantages/disadvantages to adding pistachio and peanut shells to my barkchip mulch?

I have a small area in my backyard to which I'm starting to add barkchips for weed-avoidance and water retention. It contains newer small trees and bushes. My question is whether adding generous ...
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Floppy Swedish Aspen

All four of our 50' high Swedish Columnar Aspens have, for the 2nd year, lots of "floppy" branches that are, well, flopping over. In a couple of sections near the tops, there's a long patch with no ...
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Can a mix of a sticking agent and a bitter salt be used to deter deer and moose from eating trees in winter?

A sticking agent is a material added to a spray mix to give it longer residence time on a plant. Many plant poisons are very bitter. Would a spray solution with a bitter agent such as potassium alum ...
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No leaves on tree tops. What’s wrong?

I’ve got two trees that didn’t get leaves on their tops. Should I be concerned? One is a twisted baby locust and the other is a scarlet oak tree. It did get really warm here and then freeze in the ...
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after removal of red tip Photinia, when can I plant a new Bush/Tree?

I have had 15 large red tip photinia bushes ( 12-13 feet tall and very sick) removed, stumps were grinned, but many roots are still there. I have a plan to plant Savannah Holly's there again for ...
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What tree to plant on contaminated bonfire pit

In a marginal corner of the garden, the previous tenant had questionable bonfires, which left a very deep layer of ashes, glass, metal, plastic and ceramic bits. I have cleaned most of the coarsest ...
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Tree fern burned fronds, browning leaves? (Pictures)

I have bought a tree fern and have put it in a pot about a month ago. Since then it has been having black edges around the leaves and browning. It is spring and there are new shoots growing. I'm ...
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Yew tree taking moisture [closed]

Next door has a large yew tree 30ft which is taking moisture from my lawn. How do I retain the moisture in the lawn. Thanks
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Stratifying Trees

I'm stratifying some maple trees, and others to grow for my future tree nursery, and I'm new to it. I stratified some maples by placing them in the fridge for six weeks, then they have been out for ...
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Is a dwarf ficus lyrata the same species?

Title says it all. I'm just wondering how they differ from the standard ficus lyrata. is it genetic - were they bred to be smaller? Some special type of propagation from the tree? Or will the plant ...
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How to prune a Zelkova seedling turning into a multi-trunk tree?

In October '18, I started growing several Zelkova trees from seed. One of them, pictured below, is doing remarkably well. However I'm concerned about it's branching structure. Almost immediately ...
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Tree not getting leaves in one section

I live in Illinois, and have a new construction home (I moved in April 2016). This tree was left and original to the land. Not sure what kind it is. The first year I moved in it was fine through fall. ...
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Did the landscapers kill our redbud?

We have a small redbud that we planted two years ago. It was barely a seedling when we planted it; this spring it was about 4-5 feet tall. No real buds this year, but leafing out nicely. Then a few ...
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How to diagnose brown spots on dogwood leaves

We have a pink dogwood that was planted two years ago. Its leaves all have brown spots, and some leaves are quite covered with brown. It is more pronounced this year than last year. From research ...
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How and when to separate a small tree from a plant

I'm doing some yard work for my grandmother and was asked to separate a small tree from what i'm told is a rose bush. the tree isnt particularly old, only about 3 feet tall, and thin enough that if i ...
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Mulch/compost over partially exposed roots

Location is Portland, Oregon. TL;DR I want to plant shrubs and shade tolerant ornamentals under trees in one corner of my lot. The soil is clayey and very compacted, and due to long-term slow erosion ...
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What Species of Trees are These?

I live in Central Ohio and I have this grouping of trees in my back yard but I don’t know why they are. Does anyone know what type of trees these are?