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indoor avacado tree care

I have an avacado tree that I grew from a pit. The tree is about a foot and a half tall and has 3 big green leaves on it. It's been the same way for about 3 months now and is not growing anymore ...
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Potted indoor lemon tree

For the last few months my lemon tree has been losing its leaves. I recently discovered a lot of citrus scale on the tree. I cleaned them all off. Im wondering if the leaf drop is due to the scale ...
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What to do with this Meyer Lemon Tree?

I have a Meyer Lemon Tree that used to be doing well, but has lately been losing most of its leaves. See How to tell if indoor lemons are ready to pick for what it used to look like. I had it outside ...
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Identification of this tree

I came across this tree when going for a walk last weekend. I live in a rather cold climate. In winter we experience -10°C and less so I was suprised to find this tree that looks like it comes from ...
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Rooting citrus cuttings

I've rooted many roses and more recently, some some Eureka lemons. But have no luck with Persian limes. They want to grow fruit rather than roots. I have three cuttings right now, one with eight buds ...
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White & red mould/fungus growing on my tree

I've just noticed these horrible white/red mould patches on my tree. I'm in the UK, it is winter here. Could someone please tell me what it is and how do I get rid of it. The tree is above 25ft tall ...
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Is this tree a parasite?

I have a big tree in the garden (left in the picture). On one of its roots, another smaller tree is growing (right in the picture). It looks odd, almost as if the smaller tree is growing into the ...
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Which fast growing evergreen will provide the most privacy from the road?

There is a ravine behind our house (much of which is our property) with a busy road behind it. The ravine is home to many big leaf maples, alders, and shrubs, with a creek at the bottom. When the ...
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Please identify pine tree?

I’m in the Caribbean, and someone’s selling a 6-ft potted tree that seller identifies as “pine”. I’m including pictures. Can anyone identify this tree? I only have these pictures. Can this remain in ...
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Can I graft a Scion on a mature tree branch?

Can I graft a scion on a different variety mature tree branch? For example can I graft a Kingston Black apple Scion on a Dabinett apple tree branch?
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Tree Identification - Rio de Janeiro

I am trying to find out what kind of tree this is. I see them a lot in pictures of Rio de Janeiro, possibly some sort of ficus tree? Thanks for helping me find out!
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August Blooming bee tree

I am looking for a good August blooming tree that is bee frequently. Searching the internet I seem to just get a different mix of the same results of my searches. When I search For August blooming ...
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Trees & soap used to deter deer

If I use bars of soap to deter deer from destroying my trees, does the bar of soap in any way harm the trees? Whether I hang it from the tree, or place it on the ground around the trees? I tried using ...
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Maple root buckling patio pavers

We have a maple tree, one of whose roots is causing patio pavers to rise. The pavers are 10 - 12 feet from the tree. Should I either chisel off enough to level the pavers or remove the section of root?...
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Opposite of dwarfing rootstock

Is there such thing as a rootstock that instead of limiting a scion's size (a dwarfing rootstock), instead increases the scion's size and vigor (a "giganting" or "maximizing" rootstock)? For example ...
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Is this a cedar tree?

Can the experts please help us identify this tree?
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Avacado tree from seed

I have an almost one year old tree from a seed. It keeps dropping leaves as new growth happens and I can't figure out why. It only holds 3 or 4 leaves at a time.
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How to tell if indoor lemons are ready to pick

I have an indoor lemon tree that has two lemons. It took a long time, but they finally turned yellow from green. How do I know when they are ready to pick?
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Is it possible to get this badly-pruned magnolia back to a natural shape?

We bought a house a few months ago that has a magnolia tree in the front, as shown below: As you can see, it's sort a mess, with long thin branches shooting upwards and down. If you get inside of it, ...
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How do you keep Newley sprouted lemon trees warm

The lemon trees are about 4 inches tall, have been in ground for about 4 months, and are doing very well but there is going to be frost soon and don’t know how to keep them warm during winter since ...
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Should I transplant a lemon tree from the ground to a pot for winter

My lemon trees are about 3 inches tall ( as I planted them from seed ) we have cold winters here and am scared that they will freeze. I planted them in the ground about 3 months ago.
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Fig Tree Worms? Solution?

Hi! I’m hoping someone can help me with a fig tree problem. We are located in Lebanon. There seems to be something resembling sawdust around the tree bark. This is my parents’ garden and I am ...
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What is this white thing growing at the base of this tree?

This white mass has started growing at the base of this tree, we are curious what it might be? any thoughts appreciated. Were thinking it is some kind of fungus, but would love to know more. I am also ...
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Can't bacteria enter the tree even after a proper prune cut?

I am now aware of the 3 cut method of pruning the tree to avoid damaging the bark. I am at the brink of loosing a tree because of bad pruning and not noticing that. Now this may sound a silly ...
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My over 23 year old Mango tree wilted and cracks on barks. Verticillium wilt or Dieback?

I have a quite old mango tree in my garden. It is been there before my birth and I'm 23 now. We cut and prune the tree (not all of it) whenever it gets too big never had issue but only this time ...
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Fallen palm fronds

what can I use to cut up fallen palm fronds with please. They average 2-3 metres in length. I have not tried anything before. Am seeking advice, thanks.
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Brown needles on top layer of Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' - sign of overwatering?

I'm concerned about our Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' that we keep on the balcony in a pot. We bought it sometime in spring this year and had it in the pot shown below for some time now. ...
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My tree seems to be dying or is in shock. I don’t know what to do

My tree seems to be in trouble it’s just one limb. I had someone cut my yard and they did run up on the root. It’s raised in some places. It’s a camphor tree and it’s about a hundred years old. ...
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Black Growth on Eucalyptus Seedlings (E. gunnii)

I have a number of eucalyptus seedling that are still quite small (from one to five centimeters). After bringing the ones I had outside during the summer back indoors most of them got a black fungus ...
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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? ...