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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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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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Browning on indoor potted cherry tree leaves

I have a cherry tree that I've grown from seed indoors in a pot, and it's showing some significant browning on its leaves. It has lost a few leaves this way already, and I thought it was perhaps just ...
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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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Should I let new Ash trees grow up after emerald ash borer attack

I bought a house on 1.5 acres about 2 years ago, and by the time I got there, all of the large ash trees were killed off by emerald ash borer. I'd say there were 5 really large ashes that have already ...
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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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What is this tree with green spherical fruit?

I have searched everywhere and cannot seem to identify the type of tree this is.
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How should I deal with tree root pushing on brick retaining wall?

We have a Mt Fuji, Prunus 'Shirotae', tree with a total diameter of about 8 meters (26 feet). We only have a small garden but love this tree. It's planted next to a brick retaining wall (goes down to ...
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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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100 yr old Pecan Tree

I have a pecan tree that’s around 100 yrs old in my yard and wanting to pour a 24x24 concrete slab on one side of it, will be adding to the existing concrete in pic, my question is will it eventually ...
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Proper pruning for Globe Catalpa to encourage upward growth and health

I bought a house that came with Globe Catalpa trees. The prior owner insisted I should cut of all the branches every year after it had gone dormant. That seemed like an absurd and stressing thing to ...
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Is it better to cut off drying branches sooner or later?

Is it beneficial to leave the drying branches so that the plant can salvage the good juices inside them (I'm not entirely sure that this actually happens, it just seems that's how plants work because ...
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How much water logging and salinity can Eucalyptus trees tolerate?

I was reading a study (Growing trees on salt-affected land) talking about planting eucalyptus trees on salinity and water logging affected lands, which can reclaim the land as farmland after one or ...
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What is this willow-like tree?

What is this tree?. I though it was a willow of some kind? but cant find a definitive answer. It has dark cracked bark, long drooping willow like leaves. The stems are red. There is a red vein ...
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What is the eucalyptus-like tree?

The white peeling bark looks like eucalytpous, but the leaves look like Lophostemon confertus (Brisbane box). Found in urban setting in Inglewood, California. Thanks
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Indoor tree wasn't properly watered and now it seems the top is dead, what should I do?

Indoor tree wasn't properly watered and now it seems the top is dead, what should I do? Couldn't attach photos so I created a google photo album. Any help would be great thanks. I was advised to cut ...
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Massive dead zone on mature Japanese Cedar / Cryptomeria Japonica

Recently noticed this huge area of dead growth in the plant's mid-section. Top of tree is still green, as is the other side of the tree. Has been healthy for up until now. I live on Long Island, NY (...
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Newly planted Japanese cedar is yellowing

I planted several Japanese cedar (cryptomeria japonica) in early September. (Live in 7a, Long Island NY) Most seem to be doing ok but one in particular seems to be struggling. Inner parts are brown, ...
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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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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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Planting tree with crooked trunk?

I have a Thuja plicata "Green Giant" that has a crooked trunk. Is it doomed to have issues at some point? Is there anything special I should do when I plant it?
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Do arborvitae replace lost foliage?

Pictured is a Thuja plicata "Green Giant" that spent too much time in a container. Notice the foliage thinning near the bottom. As the tree gets into better conditions and starts growing, ...
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Only the lowest branches of my Pine tree is turning brown and their needles are falling off: why it happened and how to avoid it

More than a month ago, I bought some kind of Pine tree. At the time, the all the branches and needle leaves were fine: The seller told me to water it twice a week. I did so. I keep the tree inside, ...
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How to fix a partially uprooted tree? Please help

A few days back due to strong winds a peepal tree(i.e. Ficus religiosa or sacred fig) was partially uprooted near my house. It is approximately at a 45° angle. It is 7-8 meters tall. Almost half the ...
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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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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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Fir tree needles turning yellow

I live in northeast Georgia, USA, and I have a large fir tree growing in my backyard. Over the past month or so, I've noticed some of the needles along the branches are turning yellow. I have no idea ...
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Making branches of Sophora pendula beautifully curvy?

Is there a special pruning technique needed to achieve curly/spiraled branches of Sophora pendula like in this picture (image too large to upload, click the link to see it) or this: My weeping ...
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Arborvitae stressed after 1+ years in pot, will they regain vigor?

I bought some Green Giant Arborvitaes in 5 gallon pots on a whim a year or so ago for my landscape. Unfortunately, I wasn't quite sure where I wanted to put them, so they've stayed in the pot since. ...
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What type of trees are these two?

I have two trees along with a tomato plant that have sprung up in the garden, I suspect birds as I cant see anything else similar. I would like to know what they are to see if I should keep them and ...
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What is a good evergreen barrier plant in the midwest of the United States?

These plants will be near the base of another treelike and need to be ok with partial to no sun, and then obviously full sun in the winter time. EDIT: I forgot to mention that this shade would ...
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Sarasota FL Tree identification for my wife

My wife took this photo and asked me to ID... my plant id app and web search fruitless (sorry) so far. Any body help
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Do I want to plant chestnut trees?

There is a local store selling chestnut trees for seemingly a good deal (~6ft and ~8ft for $30 and $40). I'm working on planting a variety of trees in my back yard to create a nature area, wind break.....
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Questions about Tree Bark

This tree (Minnesota) started losing its bark about 1.5 years ago and it's getting worse. There is also an area on the tree that looks to be rotting. I could seal the hole but now I'm worried the tree ...
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Rust spots on Japanese Maple

Last year these rust spots appeared on one lower branch of this five year old tree. A fellow at the nursery were it was purchased suggested that I water more which I did. This year however the rust ...
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Desert tree identification

This tree is growing in my yard in Phoenix. It's leaves are turning a bit brown; the same seems to be happening to a similar kind of tree a few doors down. What is the name of this plant?
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Why is there this white spot on this banana tree?

What is causing this white spot on this banana tree?
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Plum tree leaves not forming

Our usually well performing Lusia plum tree is having issues with forming new leaves. Half of the tree is doing just fine, upper parts. But the rest is like this: please help
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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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What is this cone-shaped tree?

This tree is growing in a garden in Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm pretty sure it's evergreen (turns out it's not). I'm not sure whether or not it is indigenous to this area. Click on pictures for ...
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What is the carbon content of tree seeds and would they be suitable to balance nitrogen rich compost?

On top of my garage was a full 2 inches of densely composted material that I presume has built up over many years. Right above the garage are 2 trees that seem to shed hundreds of thousands of tiny ...
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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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Identifying this (locust?) tree?

I have a really nice tree in my front yard which unfortunately needs to be removed (and cannot be relocated). As I am going to be very sad to lose it and may wish to obtain another, I would really ...
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London garden lawn and tree positioning

I have a west facing garden in London. The back of the garden gets sun from about 8/9am and the kitchen patio (you can just see the drainage at the bottom of the picture) gets sun from about 11am. The ...
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Sequoia Browning

I have a small sequoia tree which I got from the San Francisco airport as a seedling. I planted it in January 2012 and it has been growing (slowly) and seemed healthy - it is about a foot tall and is ...
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What are the ideal soil conditions for planting giant sequoia saplings?

I've already germinated giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) seeds for 6 weeks. What's the ideal soil conditions for planting the saplings?
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How to get rid of sprouts coming from a chinaberry stump?

I had a 30ft (9m) chinaberry (Melia azedarach) removed that the previous owner left for me, four months ago. It had multiple split trunks at the bottom that made every arborist that looked at it ...
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Lilac Tree Branches Suddenly Dying

I have a Japanese Lilac Tree that was fine 2 weeks ago now there is 2 dead branches and 1 that is starting to die. They are not isolated and are random, with the first near the base of the canopy one ...

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