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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Are fiberglass planters good for citrus trees?

I have ordered two 5-7 year old citrus trees(orange and lime). Now I am looking for sturdy enough planters to plant them in in my backyard. I am going for the look underneath. However if I get that ...
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How to minimize harm for leafed-out bare root trees being transplanted late in spring at a remote site?

I have a lot of bare root trees leftover from Fall 2019 seed propagation. These are seedlings which first emerged in Spring 2020 and now are entering their second year of growth. They are mostly small ...
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Will this tree live?

We decided to plant an Oak for my daughter’s first birthday. We bought the tree, which is supposed to be around 2 years old, in a pot and put it in the garden today. This is the first time we could ...
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Do Agriform tablets work well for existing mature plants & trees?

My landscaper used Agriform tablets as fertilizer when he planted trees and plans in my landscape. It has been ten years and time to fertilize the plants and trees again. I have a choice of using ...
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What are the Best Websites to Order Seeds From [closed]

When I Google "x seeds" I get several results but IDK which websites are legitimate sources. I'm already familiar with Burpee and Seed Savers but they don't always stock what I'm looking for....
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Can new branches be grafter to cedar hedge stump

I have a large cedar hedge that in most parts is very full and dense, but due to excessive outward growth and lack of consistent pruning, there are sections that are very open and "woody", ...
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Extra soil near an existing tree

I have a steep hill and in attempting to control erosion I built a small bricked wall (18" tall") and filled behind it with soil. The wall is within the branches of a 15 year old maple. ...
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Best privacy trees under pine trees?

There are several big pine trees between my house and neighbor’s. We want some privacy so instead of fence, we are thinking planting some 4-5 feet privacy trees in between (red line). Would something ...
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Will a Cedar tree survive if a portion of bark is missing?

Will a cedar tree survive if a portion of its bark is removed? I found someone had removed a strip (2'x5') from a tree on my property. I was told it was going to be made into a cedar hat. I am ...
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Missed apple pruning window

I have a 5 year old spur bearing apple tree, Christmas Pippin variety. I’ve missed the winter pruning window, and it’s just starting to bud, so definitely no longer dormant. I’ve pruned the last 2 ...
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Train young Desert Museum Palo Verde for better symmetry?

We had a landscaper plant a Desert Museum Palo Verde tree in our garden. However, the one they chose is lop-sided in that all the branches are on or bent towards one side. Would it be possible to ...
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Can a Japanese Maple Tree be Tapped for Sap to be Used in Syrup?

I have a large Japanese Maple tree (about twenty feet tall) in my yard and am wondering if it can be tapped for sap to be made into syrup. Is this possible or would it just be a waste or taste bad? ...
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Please help identify this tree

Can anyone help me identify the tree that these came from? It is growing in eastern Virginia.
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Avocado tree to skinny

What can I do to make it fuller Avocado tree. About 4 months old Only 3 leaves 21” tall. Already pinched back 2 times. South facing window indoors daytime diffused light. Direct sun one day burnt 2 ...
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What tree is that, judging by seeds?

I've found a tree while on stroll with no leaves (naturally - it's early spring after all). What amused me is that it was filled with things (on photo) that supposedly contain the seeds. Unfortunately,...
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What is causing a white rash to appear on sacred fig leaves?

Hey, I have planted a sacred fig seed a couple of months ago. It's growing fantastically, but lately its leaves have started developing these tiny white spots all over them. New leaves develop ...
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Trees that get energy from foliage vs roots

I've heard the term that some trees get their energy and strength from roots while others get their energy from foliage. Something to do with deciduous vs conifers But I've not been able to actually ...
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Cherry blossoms and cross-pollination

Can cherry blossoms be used to cross pollinate sweet cherry trees? I recently got two Royal Ann cherry trees to plant in my yard. After planting them, I noticed on the card that came with the trees ...
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Is humic acid good for Norfolk Island Pine tree

I have a Norfolk Island Pine tree discussed here. I want to improve its well-being. Would liquid humic acid be helpful? What kind of fertilizer would be most effective? Is there any related ...
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Do I have a Crepe Myrtle Bush or Tree?

About 2.5 years ago (December 2016) I bare root planted several Crepe Myrtles. They were all about 6" long and I received them following a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation. Three of these have ...
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What kind of tree is this, and is the white “powder” on some leaves mean it's diseased?

I live in southern California and moved into a new house a few months ago which had this tree planted in front of the house. When we moved in, it was basically bare, but over the past couple months ...
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Young Oom Sarel Peach tree with yellowing leaves

Good day all, Please can someone help me? I have recently purchased an Oom Sarel Peach (South Africa). It is still in it's Nursery bag until I re-pot it into a larger growing bag in a few weeks. I ...
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Can a mature pine trunk curve in a few months?

I am in the "piney woods" temperate rainforest of east Texas. Three months ago I had a large oak (18 inch diameter, 70 feet tall) removed. It was about 4 feet south from the patio and 12 ...
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What kind of flowering tree is this?

These flowering trees are found in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Can anyone identify what they are?
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Growing a trimmed holly as a tree

I bought a holly (Oakland) that I wanted online because I could not find it locally. The nursery trimmed and shaped it nicely before shipping including cutting the central leader. I want this to grow ...
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Very few needles on lower spruce branches

I have what I believe is a 30 ft Norway Spruce that looks very healthy, except for the bottom three feet of branches which have almost no needles. This bottom portion of the tree is shaded out by ...
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How to Revive my Lemon Tree?

My pink variegated lemon tree is less than a year old and this is its first winter. Until a week ago its leaves were droopy, but still bright green. I took it home with my over christmas and think ...
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Plants under trees

I have this "wall" of trees at the end of my garden that I want to keep for a bit of privacy but I was wondering if I could plant anything underneath them. Ideally any useful plants such as herbs or ...
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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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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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Should I remove these vines?

Just closed on a home recently and am wondering if this tree is healthy? Should I remove these vines? Any tips on what these vines are and how to properly go about removing them? Also if anyone knows ...
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My crabapple tree that was planted in 1987 has the same thing on the base of the tree and then it is losing a lot of branches on one side of it

My crabapple tree has dying branchs with bark falling off, green mossy patches and the bottom of the trunk has a large mushroom on it. What can I do to prevent this huge tree from dying. I will ...
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How to plant avocado tree outside?

Avocado tree is approx. 24" with numerous leaves at the top. How should I plant it outside (big pot because they say Seattle soil isn't good)? Do I need to bring it in in the winter?
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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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Is it normal for palm trees to drip a brown gummy sap?

Our apartment in Tenerife has palm trees surrounding it and these trees are continuously dripping a brown gummy substance, we presume from their leaves, onto our tiled floor. We are informed that ...
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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 2 m 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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Tips about trying to get tree sapling to grow after winter fallout

I sprouted this sapling from seed in my backyard, and it grew to a foot tall with 2 big leaves in 2 months. But winter came and it stunted its growth, and the top part of the stem dried up. Now it is ...
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Name of Southern California tree with a peeling bark?

What is the name of this Southern California tree which has a peeling bark? Have about 18 of these, all are the same kind with their outer bark being soft/spongy. I've attached some photos here too. ...
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How soon can I use newly cut sycamore logs?

I've just cut down two large sycamores (Acer pseudoplatanus), leaving me with a considerable quantity of logs to use for other projects. How soon can I use these logs for building, for example, a ...
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Perfect trees that doesn't require pruning

Recently I've finished pruning fruit trees and two 'weird' question crossed my mind: Is it possible to produce a tree (or fruit or vegetable) that doesn't need pruning at all? Is possible to achieve ...
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Is there a DIY, easy way of getting rid of tree stumps?

In one edge of our garden, we had a few trees. They were getting big and pushing the fence, so we cut them down. I want to plant some shrubs ..etc in their place, but I currently have this: Here are ...
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White patches on leaves on my indoor lime tree

I have an indoor lime plant that flourished through its first winter. Then, scale invaded, and I have been busy taking it to the shower and carefully cleaning leaf by leaf and stem by stem. The most ...
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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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Never touched this olive tree for 10 years. How to get fruit out of it?

I have found this olive tree in my father’s garden absolutely untouched for I believe at least 10 years. It produces no fruit. Is there any way to save it? I have almost zero experience in gardening ...
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How should I trim back a neighbor's Japanese red maple bush?

My neighbor's Japanese red maple bush (tree) is hanging over my yard line and I'm planning on putting a fence up soon. I have to trim it back and here in Pennsylvania it is my legal right to do so, ...
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Can I trim my canary palm trunk or is it a lost cause?

Below is a canary palm in my front yard: I had a tree trimming service some out and trim away the branches. They didn't do anything to the trunk though - I asked them to come back out, and the guy ...
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What kind of pine is this?

I collected seeds of a local pine tree, and the seeds were different from typical pine seeds I've seen before. It has a little needle sticking from the end of it. The tail is stiffer and doesn't break ...
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Dying Pink lemon tree

I got a pink lemon tree from a nursery last summer. I’m in San Antonio. I made the huge mistake of putting her in the ground during the summer. It is a well drained area. She’s done pretty well until ...
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American Holly tree trimming

I have a few American Holly trees (I think that's what they are) that my landscaper cut all the way down, almost to the trunk. Is this how you would normally trim this tree? I don't think this was ...

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