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How should I deal with my willow tree that has been butchered by the council?

This willow tree was pruned, and cut back to stump. I believe that whoever was cutting the tree didn't know what he was doing. Today we returned home and were hugely shocked. The willow tree was ...
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Cold Weather Trees with Buttress Roots?

Are there cold-weather trees with buttress roots which would grow well in the Northeast of the US?
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What is this little cedar-like plant/tree?

I believe this to be some kind of cedar (tree or bush), but would love to know which. Is it an actual cedar tree that could end up as a very large cedar tree? Or is it some kind of cedar scrub that ...
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What's the name of this pear cultivar? (green skin with brown coating)

What's the name of this pear cultivar? It has a green skin but it can have a coating in brown color. On Wikimedia commons, the ones looking closer to this are "Bojniczanka.jpg" and "Pyrus a1.jpg". Is ...
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When to move a maple sapling?

I've got a five-foot-tall maple sapling that's growing too close to the house. I want to dig it up and move it somewhere else. Is this feasible? What's the best time of year to do it if so?
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Is it safe to put mushroom plugs in living trees?

I'm looking at ordering about 500 spawn plugs, and was wondering if it's safe to put mushroom plugs directly into live trees, and let them sap over while temporarily using tape caps to protect the ...
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Is my Royal Frost Birch dropping leaves because of drought or fungus?

It was an awfully wet Spring here in Ohio, then we hit drought spell.
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Can anyone tell me what kind of tree this is?

My family and I ate lunch at the park today (North Carolina) and found this fruit tree. The tree is on the smaller side and has large oval leaves. The fruit is roughly two thumbs thick, is pale orange ...
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What is the best growing temperatures for an avocado plant?

I live in a very warm climate (Phoenix AZ) and I was wondering what the best growing conditions (temperatures) are for an avocado plant? Are the extreme heat summers here to much for an avocado? We ...
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Can I use the gathered sticks from my yard for “to-be-compressed landfill landscaping”?

What is the harm of mixing common natural materials (wood, vines, roots, rocks) in with soil for landscaping? On first thought, it seems compressible objects like wood will compress (and decompose) to ...
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Will fallen Magnolia seed pods break down naturally if left alone?

I have a massive magnolia tree in my backyard. It's fall, and it has dropped a lot of its seed pods. During the fall there weren't that many, and I just mowed over them and they seemed to disappear. ...
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What’s wrong with my mango tree

I have watered it, just trimmed all the really bad ones off, but it still has black on edges of leaves. What can I do?
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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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Leaf too long? Honey mango

The seedling is not even 3 inches tall and has a leaf bigger than itself. This is a polyembryonic honey mango seed. It gets 1 hour of sunlight daily and the pot has no drainage holes. I also am ...
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Pine tree root blocking my waterfall stream

60 foot tall pine has a 4-6 inch root traversing my stream. The water will not flow over the root (too high) and going under the root will also cause problems. Is it safe to cut the root? Perhaps ...
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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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Scales/disease on tree?

I have this large tree in my back yard that has about 20% dead branches. The tree is very tall, probably 40+ feet. Most of the branches have this scale on them, and many of the leaves have brown spots....
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Can I allow a pine tree to share root space with a group of birch trees? If not, which should I cut down?

I have a group of birch trees, with a pine growing in the midst of them, in my front yard. My friend is telling me the pine must be cut down to save the birches. I see her concern, however: I think ...
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My “Ficus religiosa” sapling stopped growing. How to make it grow again?

I received this sapling more than 14 months back (April 2019). I had been growing this indoors in the same pot I received it until recently when I switched to a bigger pot in the picture below. I was ...
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How far should a mulberry tree be from my house's foundation?

I have a 17 year old huge mulberry tree in my backyard, about 29 ft from the house. Also it's close to the backyard drainage. Is that OK or could it harm the house foundation?
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What is this extension of my Mango Tree? Is it weed or is it helpful for it?

My 3 year old Mango Tree has some kind of extension on it. What is it? Should I remove it or let it stay?
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

I tried to get some sea berries for the yard, but my parents made me send them back due to the suckering/invasive nature. Do I need to worry about anything with the mulberry tree similar to what I had ...
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How much seasonal, internal die-off of Arborvitae is natural and expected?

How much "natural" (i.e., without damaging factors) die-back from the inside of an (otherwise healthy) arborvitae hedge should be expected each year? Stated another way, would an arborvitae in ideal ...
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Pruning / restarting a birds of paradise tree

Hello I have several large birds of paradise trees (strelitzia nicolai), seen in the picture below. Since I live in a a seasonal climate they need to be taken indoors over the winter. Unfortunately ...
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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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A bear pushed over my apple tree; can it be saved?

I came home tonight to find a beloved apple tree lying on the ground. I suspect a bear because I saw one yesterday climbing the same tree trying to get the apples. The tree appears completely unbroken,...
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How to care for transplanted oaks?

I've recently dug up some small oaks from a friend's woods (they were on the outer edge in mostly shade). I'm confident I did some unintentional root damage while digging them up (at least the largest ...
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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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What is wrong with my tree?

There is a tree in my backyard that has gone quite black around the trunk. The bark seems to be splitting and a liquid is collecting on the ground near the black area. Bugs and insects have also taken ...
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Decorative Mulching Options for Base of Tree?

I'd like to put something decorative in the circle of dirt between the mulch ring and the base of a tree. Are there any options that are considered acceptable? A thin layer of decomposed granite? ...
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Tree help with identification

Can anyone tell me what type of tree this is please? ](https://i.stack.imgur.com/vjl6m.jpg)
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Is it safe to prune redbud in summer?

I have a young (2-3 year old) redbud tree that has some low branches that are sagging and need to be pruned. I know the preferred time of year to do so has already passed (early summer, just after ...
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Trees in narrow space behind retaining wall

Context We have 2 ft (60cm) high retaining wall and 2 ft behind the retaining wall is a 4 ft (1.2m) high fence. Naturally there is backfill with 5/8" crushed stone directly behind the wall. This ...
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Please can someone identify this tree (UK)?

This UK garden tree has some kind of berries or seed pods but we can't find anything that matches it.
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The leaves on my huge oak tree are being eaten by caterpillars

If all the leaves on my ancient huge oak tree are eaten by caterpillars, will the tree still survive? What can I do to save it? At this point in time I feel absolutely helpless. Please, if anybody ...
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Is there anything I can do to help my weeping Elm tree?

I have an old Elm tree on my property, probably 80+ feet tall. It has a hole in the side that weeps. Is there anything I can do to help it?
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How much damage will tree house, swings, etc., do to my linden tree? How to reduce damage?

I have a large linden tree in my backyard (see photos below). Going by the age of the house, it could be up to 100 years old. I estimate the height at 45-50 ft, and diameter of trunk roughly 3 ft. ...
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Why is the ground moving around my tree?

Quick question. There are 3 tree surgeons in my local area and none are available today... I have a tree which is about the height of my house. If I wrap my hands around the trunk the trunk is about ...
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Dwarfing a tree

I wanna know whether if I can use any rootstock to dwarf a tree, or I need to use a specific rootstock and if so what types give what sizes and where to get them. And how do I dwarf a tree in general. ...
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What plant might this be? Think it might be cherry

Found this in my backyard, thought it might be black cherry or cherry laurel, but the leaves don't really match up. Some of the stems are red.
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Plum Tree/Bush Mystery

We purchased our home two years ago and inherited what the former owner called two young "plum trees". Is this in fact a plum tree/bush? If so, what kind is it? What can I do to encourage ...
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What plant/tree is this?

I found it like this in front of my door on the pavement. Most likely either dropped there by a bird.Is it a tree? Location: South of Ireland
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What type of hazelnut is this?

Can anyone tell me what type of hazelnut is this? Apparently it's resistant to drought and it's likely to be an Italian one. I searched online and it's similar looking to one type, but don't want to ...
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Prognosis on Bracket/Shelf Fungus?

This is a fairly recent (last few weeks) development: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t2luwy7cuuss1c7/2020-07-18%2014.17.19.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/pcj9g72eh5sh7ig/2020-07-18%2014.17.24.jpg It appears ...
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Is this lichen or some other fungus on my palm tree?

I was pulling weeds and noticed the trunk of this palm tree in my backyard has a lot of moss on it. A google search described lichen but I’m not sure it looks the same as what the images of lichen on ...
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How to best convert field into forest?

I have a long stretch of yard where I want to allow some of it to grow into a forested backstop / wind-block / nature promotion (birds, squirrels...whatever) It has been just grass for a long time, ...
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Is it normal for an oak tree to slough off its thick bark without it growing back?

I have several oak trees in my forested back yard that are in various stages of loosing a thick outer layer of bark, revealing thinner whitish bark underneath. Once this bark is lost, it doesn't ...
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Why are these tree branches growing downward?

The trees on my property tend to grow their branches downward, like this: It looks to me like they're just crowded and reaching for some sunlight, but I'm starting to worry about their health and ...

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