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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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Will animal burrowing under tree damage the tree?

There is an animal burrowing under one of my trees. The hole is 2 or 3 inches in diameter, and I'm fairly certain it's chipmunks. However, my main concern is the overall health of the tree. As you can ...
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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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What's this in flamboyan plant trunk?

I planted a flamboyan seed (ie. Royal Poinciana) in a pot a few months ago, and it was growing really nice and had nice foliage (if that's the correct name?) . Recently, I've noticed that the leaves ...
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What disease is causing raised blisters on the leaves of my java plum tree?

Plant: Syzygium cumini. Appearance: blisters (gall) on both sides. After some time holes appear in the blisters. What kind of disease is this? This exists all year round and is not seasonal.
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Can you please help me identify this tree is it a spruce?

We are looking at putting in an offer on a house, however it has a large tree in the back garden and we are looking to see how hard it would be to care for it over the years. We dont have a clue as to ...
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Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) shedding seeds in Summer

I own a large, glorious Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) that overhangs my driveway, the driveway of my neighbour and the public footpath. It's a female tree, roughly 50 feet high perhaps and ...
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Zone for planting a Chicago Fig tree outdoors. I am in zone 5

I have 2 Chicago fig trees and I need to know planting, soil type and zone safe to plant outdoors.
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Is this tree dead or dying?

I recently bought a house in Arizona with two very tall trees in the front. The lawn itself is normally flooded once a month by the irrigation system to give water to the plants, but during the ...
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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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What is this spiky tree?

What is this spiky tree as seen in northern Mississippi? Another one:
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What kind of tree is this with pointed bumps on the trunk with small thorns on the ends?

I found a tree with tons of pointed bumps on the trunk with small thorns on the ends. I was wondering what type of tree it was. It was pretty tall and the bumps were at longest about 2 inches, it was ...
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Can I save a small tree that has fallen over?

I've attached the following pic for reference. I have a plum tree that's about 6 years old and stood about 3 metres tall. Anyway, it fell over last night. The ground does not seem disrupted through - ...
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What tree is this

Can you help me identify this tree?
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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 the fruit from this plum blossom tree edible?

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I just recently bought a new house and in the backyard of this house there are 3 plum blossom trees (at least that's what I was told they were by the estate agent). The ...
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Please ID this grass, shrub or willow in Highlands County Florida

Can somebody help me identify this species. It grows in clusters like a grass, the stock gets to about inch thick and grows straight and solid. Also like a basket willow. But also wondering if this ...
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How to remediate damage to a young tree branch from continued squirrel use

Context There is a what I believe to be a small dogwood in my backyard very close to the house. Fox squirrels frequently jump from the tree onto my roof. They all use the same spot on the same branch. ...
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Will I get lemons from a tree grown from a lemon seed?

I have planted seeds of a lemon and want to know, if I have to graft the lemon plant so I can get lemons? Or will they in time grow without grafting?
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What is this ring in this tree's bark?

There is a ring around about three quarters of this tree's trunk's circumference, about a foot tall. It looks like it was put there deliberately. What is the purpose of something like this?
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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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I'm trying to identify this small bush or tree in Lake Placid Florida

Anybody know what this is? Seems to grow thick, fast and well in this very sandy soil. but not sure I see any that are very big or mature. did some searching and wonder if: Gray sallow? Basket Willow?...
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Looking to identify this seed

We are located in southern Ontario. I found these seeds in a row (flat sides against each other) in my garden. There is a lot together, so I'm guessing a large pod (its spring so maybe it has degraded ...
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What is this stuff on my leaves?

What is this stuff on my leaves? On the back: On the front:
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What type of trees for space behind boulder wall?

We live in Boise ID and just built a brand new house. We live in a bit of a hilly part of town so we reclaimed some of the land for my kids to play in by digging back a hill and installing a large ...
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Best way to transplant a Dracaena dragon

I would like to know the best way to transplant a Dracaena dragon. I have 5 and they were planted( 30years ago) very close. So they are out of space. My climate is Mediterranean, I'm entering winter ...
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What is the process for building a forest vegetable garden?

I'm looking at making a garden on an old growth forest floor, and was wondering what the steps for establishing one that will produce this year would be.
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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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How to prevent water at the bottom of a large ceramic indoor container for a Norfolk Island Pine?

I purchased a Norfolk Island Pine that's about 4 feet tall (20 bucks at Home Depot!) to replace the one I got last year, that I put in a large ceramic pot (14 inches high, 15 inches across), because ...
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Why does my oak tree have clumps of leaves in the winter?

It is December in Mississippi. Why do my oak trees have clumps of leaves?
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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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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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Tamarind tree leaves and branches are turning brown all of a sudden

My tamarind tree is around 25 years old and it was all healthy till 3 months back. All of a sudden some of its branches and leaves are turning brown. Tree is full of fruits now and even they are ...
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Is my tree OK? (Bubbly effect on stem of Rainbow Eucalyptus)

We have a ~1 year old Rainbow Eucalyptus tree. It's now about 1 metre tall, and we've noticed a concerning 'bubbly' texture on most of its upper stems. The "bubbliness" is the same sort of ...
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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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What are these black spots on my tree trunk?

I had some deer damage on a sweet bay magnolia tree. After a week or so of covering the damage with the pictured white tree guard I noticed all these black spots underneath. What are these spots and ...
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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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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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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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Root spread for Lime and Sweet Chestnut trees

At the end of my garden I have some Lime and Sweet Chestnut trees. I am wondering what the root spread can be. These trees are very mature, about 80 ft high.
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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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Will dumping paint destroy a nearby tree?

One of my neighbors complained that another neighbor killed a tree in front of her home by dumping paint in the soil. (Never mind that his trees are fine and there seems no way the paint could be ...
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What are hazards of cold weather and frost to tree seeds and seedlings in northern nursery?

I have never got a good intuition about threat of frost for these trees in my nursery. I have many seedlings in pots or air prune boxes, 6-12" soil depth w mulch on top. I am in zone 5 where we ...
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Lemon tree drops its leaves

We bought this lemon tree about a month ago. It was in a good condition when we purchased it. At first, we placed it outside, and for the last ten days, we brought it inside, situated right in front ...
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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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Should I worry about planting nonnative Norway spruce in NY?

I'm looking for the perfect tree to create a low maintenance living privacy hedge/windbreak in an approximately 100'x100' area. About 20' from one part of the area, water pools sporadically. I'm ...
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Plants name, help.

Does anyone know what plant is that. That seems like a lanceolate leaves to me.
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Reducing Leyland cypress to several lateral upward branches

I do have 12 years old, 9 meters (30 ft) tall, 4.5 meters (15 ft) wide, not-ever-pruned Leyland cypress. As you can guess, it threatens touching utility lines, and I think I have to remove it because ...
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Can I move a well settled hedge?

If possible I would like to move part of a hedge. I am not sure whether it is common hornbeam or common beech (both "Buche" in German). The individual plants are approx. 20 cm apart Height ...

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