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Questions tagged [trees]

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

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Cutting branch and stick it in pot?

I've asked several of these questions, but this is more specific of a tree in my parking lot. I would like to grow this Bougainvillea in a pot in my rooftop. Here's the branch. Will the branch ...
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Are there plants that physically share the same leafs? [on hold]

My question is to ask the existence of 2 different plants (trees or flowers) that grow as different plants, but at some point, can share one or several leaves between them, in a way that the leaf can "...
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Surrey woodland - what is this plant?

Found amongst bluebells. The local vegetation is made up of heath, chestnut trees and English oaks. I didn’t see any other similar plants around it. Any idea what it could be?
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Why is this clementine/mandarin tree so small and why has it stopped growing?

I planted a clementine or mandarin tree from seed maybe two or three years ago. I don't think it has grown much over the last couple of years. See photo (with a sticky note for scale). It doesn't grow,...
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What is the minimum a tree/bush root needs to be planted in the ground?

The soil I have access to grow in is in a seasonal wet zone, and worry about the plant getting too much water, so approximately how much of the root ball has to be planted in the soil, and how much ...
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What is this half-white tree

I walk past this tree every day, in the northern Midwest, and I am confounded by it. It starts off at the bottom like any normal oak or maple tree (I don’t know my trees). Then about 10 feet up it ...
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Fast Growing Shade Tree

We're buying a house in the desert southwest (US) and want to plant a shade tree to cast shade over the western aspect of the home. I like oak trees but want to get the house shaded sooner rather ...
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what happened to my Acer tree leaf

what happened to my Acer tree leaf? It's about 3 years old and planted in normal soil. The weather in England is now spring.
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Is something eating my peperomia?

I’m new to house plants, and I bought a peperomia and snake plant. My peperomia was doing fine, growing new leaves, enjoying life.. But I realized that the new leaves were being munched, and the big ...
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Newbie with yellow/falling avocado tree leaves

First time newbie here: I've received an avocado tree as a gift no so long ago (April 3rd) since I always wanted to have one (although planting it myself from scratch hehe). However, my plant has ...
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Less invasive alternatives to willow for living structures

I want to create a living willow arbour (something like this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RuddSeating.JPG). However, it would be only 6-8m from my house, and around the same from two ...
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Where to cut plant to regrow?

I posted a similar question, but now the owner won't let me cut a branch to regrow. So I'm posting this question with another type of tree/plant. I was driving through an abandoned lot and saw these ...
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Potted trees stored in cool basement are leafing out early, what to do?

Despite being advised to heel in trees or simply cover potted trees in mulch over winter, I did bring some potted trees indoors in a dark, cool (~50F), fairly dry (~30% relative humidity) basement. ...
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Plants for under blue spruce tree

Along the west fence of my yard, just on the other side in the neighbours yard, are three towering blue spruce trees basically stacked on top of each other. Because of this, the grass doesn't grow ...
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Is this a cedar tree or juniper?

What type of tree is this? It’s a transplant but my friend isn’t sure what it is. How big will it get?
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What can cause bubbling mud? [closed]

https://vimeo.com/326120553 I have a bubbling puddle of mud near my house. It's not my water or sewage lines, I already had the water company come check it out. It doesn't smell like natural gas. ...
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six foot avocado tree (indoor)

I have been given an avocado tree that is six feet tall. It looks more like a big bushy vine, and was never staked. Need to trim it and need to know how far back I can cut it safely.
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Have I butchered this apple tree or It was just the right thing to do?

I have seen some video Tutorials on apple tree pruning and I pruned this tree from what I have learned. But everyone in my family says You have butchered It. Is this the right thing to do or I went ...
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How to plant the right tree in the right place for shade?

Since the sun is at it's brightest around noon, does that mean that a tree should be planted towards the south side of the house? If so then what if your front lawn also sits towards the south. Would ...
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Cherry tree fungus

I’ve got a cherry tree of some variety (at least, I think that’s what it is). Last winter, some black fungus clusters started forming on some of the branches. I figured I should snip them all off the ...
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Small tree identification - Pacific Northwest USA

I'm in the Pacific Northwest (Portland, OR area). I have a couple of these small (currently 8-10') trees in my back yard. The previous owners of the house pollarded the trees at some point, ...
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Plant evodia close to the house?

Is it wise to plant an evodia (Tetradium daniellii) close to the house. The house has only one level (story). I like the shape of an adult evodia, and would like to have it as a bee attractor (their ...
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Avocado leaf veins problem

I have 1-year old indoor avocado tree. Recetly, I noticed gray / brown spots around its veins. What is the problem and how to fix it? Avocado was firstly pruned 4 days ago. I am not sure if the ...
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The Tree of Knowledge according to Enoch [closed]

In the Biblical tradition the Forbidden Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in Eden is commonly thought to be apple, grape, pomegranate, fig, carob, etrog or citron, pear, or mushrooms....
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Where can I plant with septic?

I want to put in some trees along the rear fence line of my property. I live in a small rural community and the town is on a common effluent program, theres a bit of a shallow ditch at the rear of the ...
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Is there a tree whose branchs intertwine together?

Is there a tree whose branches intertwine together? in the sense of forming braids and also if there are trees whose branches literally going through each other.
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My bonsai tree is dying

Both of the trees are very brittle and dry. They are both either pices mariana or one of them may be a pinus aristata. I started growing them in the summer and they were fine but when winter came ...
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Looking for deciduous trees to provide shade

I am looking for the right trees to provide shade in summer but without blocking much light in winter, so deciduous. I’m Surrey just north of Redhill Common in a dip. We have heavy soil on top of clay ...
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Unknown tree/shrub with star shaped seedpods, white flowers

No one can seem to work out what kind of tree/shrub this is. The seedpods are a distinctive star shape, it has smooth green leaves and it has small white flowers in spring/summer. Growing in the UK. ...
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Is that an Elm tree?

I purchased property with a beautiful tree in the garden. This tree needs heavy pruning but I afraid to do so before knowing what is it and how to approach that. I tried to google it and the closest ...
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Brachychiton Populneus Trunk Cracking

I have a Brachychiton Populneus and it is green as ever but the trunk is cracking and sapping. Could you let me know what may be wrong?
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How do I prevent oak trees from sprouting on lawn?

How do I control sprouting throughout the lawn about four feet all around?
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Are cherries from the market irradiated?

I bought some sweet cherries in season last summer and decided to see if I could germinate some for planting. I "de-nutted" maybe 20+ of them and placed them in damp paper towels in the refrigerator ...
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Does amyone know what type of bonsai tree this is

I got this tree about a week ago but i dont know what type it is help someone
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My Cat ate the top and many of the leaves of my Oak Sapling; advise on how to stimulate growth

I have been growing some indoor plants as a project with my son, including a small oak sapling that grew in a planter we had outside during the summer. One of our cats, for reasons unknown, ate the ...
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Should I replace an apricot tree that was mowed down to ground level?

My neighbor accidentally mowed down an apricot tree I had recently purchased from a nursery last year. I didn't dig up the roots and it started sprouting up again. It's still very small but my ...
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Can bonsai be made from a walnut seedling?

I managed to sprout a nut and now I have a walnut. Can I make a bonsai?
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Regrowing a ficus from suckers

I've got a ficus which dried out this summer. The roots seem to be alive and well - multiple suckers are growing without issues. This photo was taken a week ago and the suckers continue to grow. I ...
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Wellingtonia and disturbing roots

Can you please help. I have two Wellingtonia (I think that is right) in my garden. One is around 195ft and the other slightly smaller. There is a wooded area around 10 metres away and I believe ...
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Need repotting advice for my small red maple (hopefully to be bonsai)

I recently grew a red maple from seed after cold stratification. The seedling is now about 4 inches tall, and i am not sure what to do next! Do i need to repot? What are its watering needs? If anyone ...
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Protecting trees from String trimmer

I use a string trimmer extensively on my property, but to date I have avoided using it around the foot of trees because I'm worried it will do damage to them. Recently I used some off-cut of plastic ...
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china doll tree

I have a China doll tree that is only a metre away from the house. It is approx. 8 feet tall. I would like to remove it but would it cause damage to the foundation?. I believe it is the cause of ...
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Where to cut to grow another tree?

Our neighbor has the tree in the picture, and he offered to let me cut a section of it so that I can regrow it in my yard. Where should I cut? Or does it have seeds that I can replant?
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Ficus benjamina variegated has all white leaves on a branch

One of my ficus developped an almost fully white branch with leaves. I found about "starlight ficus" which are similar but have more green on their leaves and bark. Is it common? What keywords can I ...
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Which tree branches break the least?

Which tree has branches that break the least over all other trees? Which trees shed the least weight?
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Growing and planting a beautyberry tree from seed

I recently collected some beautyberry seeds from a neighbouring tree. How long does it usually take to see the seeds germinate? What is the recommended age and process for moving the new growth into ...
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What is this tree? Tell me please

Here is the bark I am just curious and really want to find out
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Identify this tree?

I saw this tree in Central Park, NY. Can anyone identify it?
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Help identifying my juniper bonsair?

I went to a nursery earlier today and got a bonsai tree. I've always wanted a bonsai tree however never had gotten around to it. Looking at photos makes me think it's a Green Mound Juniper however I ...
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Can someone identify this vine? It is growing up and wrapped around the canopy of a tree

It is about the size of my wrist.enter image description here