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Can anyone identify this park tree? Is it an elm?

this is a tree in a park in Hong Kong. All the trees around it have their species labelled, but unfortunately this one does not. Please can anyone identify it?
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Why is my Weeping Cherry tree growing like a bush?

2 years ago, I planted a Weeping Cherry tree (it was about 1 ft tall when I planted it). It doesn't seem to be growing taller, but it IS growing wide. It is growing kind of like a Japanese Lace Leaf ...
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Cedar tree roots close to house

I have 2 cedar trees that have roots approx 3" in diameter that are located close to the top of the basement (concrete foundation) of my house. The diameter of the trees are about 24" at the base 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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Why are there so many dead branches on my fringe tree?

Here's a picture of my 3-year-old fringe tree. It's in Albemarle County, Virginia. I'm concerned that so many branches are dead. Does the tree have a useful future, or should I pull it out? .
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Need to relocate an Oak Sapling growing near roots of larger tree

There is an oak sapling growing about 4ft from the foundations of mine and my neighbour's house so I feel we need to relocate it. The problem is that is seems to be growing right at the base of a ...
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Carpinus leaves brown and shrivelled

I grow bonsai as a hobby, for almost ten years now, and to get new material I often just collect some seedlings or saplings in the neighborhood. They are from the side of the road or other "wild" and "...
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Cherry tree ends of branches dying

I have an old cherry tree in the Willamette valley of Oregon, probably planted in 1950, where the branches are starting to die. There are a few large dead branches and many small branches where the ...
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Please help identify this tree species

I have a young tree (~4Y old), located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I do not know what type of tree it is, and would really like help identifying it. I seem to recall, but am not 100% on this, that ...
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Can you “seal” a cut off section of a tree to protect it from rot?

I have an oak tree that had a "Y" starting about 12 feet off the ground that I had one of them removed since it was reaching way over a neighbors property. (It was literally half the tree). Fast-...
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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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Why is this Japanese Maple growing mutant leaves?

This tree is about 6 years old. Every year, I have to trim off a couple branches which contain plain green leaves. It seems to be worse this year. I was under the impression that these mutant ...
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Name of this tree?

Can someone identify this tree? The top of the leaf is soft like velvet.
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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 could be causing my top kakis' leaves to turn yellow and sick?

These two kaki were planted last year, and I was thinking there were doing pretty good. But as you'll see on the pictures, leaves are really light green, and the topmost ones show brown and black ...
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What kind of tree is in my yard with red stems, ribbed oval leaves, and white flowers?

This tree is in my yard with red stems, ribbed oval leaves, and white flowers
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How do I make corner lot more private?

We live on corner lot. Row of deciduous firs were planted too far apart or are at maximum height now leaving street level exposed at side of house and front of house. House faces South. No height ...
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Our Aspen are weep brown sap. A web site from Colorado said this condition is terminal for Aspen. Can you help?

Our Aspen are weeping a brown sap. A web site said the condition is terminal. A local weed and feed company said the condition can be treated with an antibiotic for pigs. Do you have information on ...
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Symbiotic plant identification

We were at the Sonoran desert museum and saw a plant that grew in or on the limbs of a desert hardwood tree. Anyone know what this plant is called
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How to save overwatered, deleaved bonsai?

Let me start off with I know what I did to damage it, and looking to find out if I can undo it. Long story short, I was an idiot and left my very happy Fukien Tea in the rain. I came back to ...
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Mango tree leaves are browning… why? (Pictures included)

I have this mango tree. About 5 years old. Did not started taking care of it until last couple months that I moved back to my parents house. I’ve noticed in the past month or so the leaves on it are ...
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Tree identification and problem diagnosis

Last summer I moved into a new house and it has this tree in the back garden. Can someone please help me to identify the species and also to work out why it is not growing very well. Some branches ...
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Are the trees in my garden dead?

We recently moved house in New Jersey and I'm finally getting around to getting the back garden into some kind of shape. There are trees along the perimeter of the property which i assume were planted ...
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What will help a sappling Silver Birch which is struggling after repotting?

My girlfriend received a silver birch sappling as a present at Christmas as a memorial for a dead relative. A month ago we repotted it into a large pot. We placed broken tiles in the base for ...
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Can I cut off exposed tree roots without harming the tree?

Large trees often have roots protruding out of the ground around the base of the trunk (such as the ones that can push up sidewalks next to the tree). When is it safe to cut those roots (that might be ...
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Lowering grade under Norway Spruce- will it be an issue?

We just bought a house with an overgrown back yard. It's a small urban plot- 30' x 15' and there's a 80' Norway Spruce in the back corner. The former owners had some sort of sandy arbor in the back ...
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What are these Tiny Brown Bumps on my Bay Tree Leaves?

I have a large (20+ ft tall) sweet bay laurel tree in my backyard. I recently noticed a majority of the leaves have extremely tiny, shiny brown/black bumps on them. From my research it seems like it ...
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Lemon tree lost all its leaves

My lemon tree lost all its leaves a while ago. I was hoping it would recover but I’m not sure anymore. I’m a little inexperienced with taking care of plants but I’ve scraped a bit of bark off the ...
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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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Turning a jade plant into a tree

I started a jade plant from a cutting. It is growing nicely but has three different branches. How do I trim my plant to make it a tree? Do I split the three branches and repot each to turn into a ...
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What type of plant is this from Ohio, and is it invasive?

We live in Ohio surrounded by some woods. Almost all the underbrush is made up of this plant. It can grow into a small tree and is very easy to break by hand. I tried to look it up on Ohio's invasive ...
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Bonsai tree keeps losing leaves

Sorry for asking probably a question that has been asked before, but I really don't know what could I do to improve by bonsai's health. I bought it 1 year ago, and all this time it kept losing leaves. ...
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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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Paw paw tree fruit

I have many paw paw trees growing in my back yard in northern Indiana. Of all the trees only one is bearing fruit. Is there anything I can do to help the others to bear fruit?
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Is there any point in putting what is rest of our tree back in the ground?

So we are in the process as we speak of having our sewer line replaced and the old line ran underneath a large Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree. They did their best job to try and dig around , then placed ...
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Japanese Maple in Full Sun in Dallas Texas

I live in Plano, texas. I have a house facing east. I am thinking of planting Japanese Maple tree in my backyard. Wondering if Japanese maple can withstand texas heat, considering it's not going to be ...
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What is the name of this plant? and how do I take care of it?

I only just got this plant and would like to know its name, also is it some sort of a bonsai?
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Is this a bronze birch borer infestation?

I have three birch trees in my front yard that I've been told have a bronze birch borer infestation, based primarily on the presence of numerous holes, each about 6-7 mm wide. There does seem to be ...
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Will quaking aspen grow in Mississippi?

I am moving to Mississippi soon and am trying to figure out trees to plant at my house. My favorite tree is the quaking aspen. Will this grow there? And any recommendations of other trees, bushes, and ...
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potted cherry tree-lost leaves

We wintered a potted cherry tree outdoors, but brought it in during the month of March. It leafed beautifully, but we were gone for 2 weeks and I fear it didn't receive enough light. As a result, it ...
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What is the most efficient way to remove a row of bushes?

I have a row of bushes, probably 200 feet long, that have become unsightly. Mixed in with the bushes are many other weeds, trees, etc that also need to be removed - hundreds in total. Trunks ...
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What is this prickly plant (with photo)?

What is this plant? It's growing sparsely (I've flagged around 30-40 of them over ~5 acres) throughout my back yard in northern Ohio. It is very sharp and has a pretty deep/vertical root system. It's ...
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Dwarf Orange Tree growth problems

My dwarf orange tree has stayed the same since it was put into the backyard about 5 years ago . She has grown 5 oranges that were normal. After that she has stayed the same and grows flowers in the ...
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Big tree identification

I have this tree in my garden and I am courious to know what kind of tree it is and how big will it grow? Can anyone identify it?
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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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What to do about damaged tree trunk bark

I have a young tree (<5 years old; about 1.5" trunk diameter). I do not know the species of tree, but am told it is common to my area of Southern Ontario, Canada. Unfortunately, the tree has had ...
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Can anyone identify this tree please - I'm stuck!

I'm really stumped (!) by what this tree is - can anyone out there help me identify it please? Its located in the UK, in North London, photo taken today - 27.03.2020 Thanks for your time! Sean
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Can this tree be saved?

This is an Amur Maple, Acer Ginnala "Flame", planted in USDA zone 4 about 15 years ago. There are others like it planted in the neighbourhood who also have the cracks in the trunk this one does. I ...
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Any disease or pest problems planting a Honey Locust?

My goal this spring is to plant a tree in the backyard. The Honey Locust or Gleditsia triacanthos inermis is native, planted in my area, somewhat pest free and would do the job nicely. When I ...

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