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Maple root buckling patio pavers

We have a maple tree, one of whose roots is causing patio pavers to rise. The pavers are 10 - 12 feet from the tree. Should I either chisel off enough to level the pavers or remove the section of root?...
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What kind of tree is this? …and is it strong enough for a tree house?

I want to build a tree house. This tree has sprouted into three trunks. The pines in the vicinity are too thin. Is this species sufficient? EDIT: Leaves at base of tree.
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How to prune a fiddle leaf fig tree

I have had this fiddle leaf fig tree (ficus lyrata) for about a year and it has grown a lot of new leaves along three of its branches, but not on any others. In fact, many small, dry leaves have ...
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help !!! what is the name of this tree?

Can someone help me find the name of this tree ? thank you
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Tree with exfoliating bark and ovate leaves

I'd like to identify this tree, growing on the margin of a drainage ditch next to a fairly dry gravel parking lot in coastal Maine, USA (hardiness zone 5b). It's currently about 8' tall, with opposite ...
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How can I revive a Meyer Lemon Tree with no leaves?

Here is what my Meyer Lemon Tree looks like: No leaves anymore. Is there a chance that it will ever revive itself?
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What are the effects of planting potatoes as a 'cover crop' in newly forming soil as a pile of decaying wood chips?

Related to How do I plant potatoes that sprouted in my pantry? In a field I'm forming soil as mounds of wood chips with finished compost, muck, and soil mixed in, like small windrow planting beds. I ...
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Can anyone identify this tree?

Can anyone help identify this tree? Found in Surrey, BC, Canada. Red Alder?
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Browning / Curling leaf on a Brook cherry sapling

I have a Brook Cherry sapling planted from seed that has some browning/curling around one of its bottom-most leaves (leaf #1) and slight curling of its other bottom most leaf (leaf #2). The seed came ...
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Should I transplant or wait for recovery?

I have a couple of indoor lemon trees that went without water while I was away for a couple of weeks. When I got home I watered them, and after waiting a couple of days it seems almost all the leaves ...
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How to save tree harmed by urine?

Is it possible to save trees that are harmed by dog urine? I have some young trees which died some time ago, and at first I didn’t understand why that happened. But it happened very suddenly. The ...
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Rubber Tree - Leaves Falling?

Have Good Healthy leaves falling off - not sure what to do to stop it Have not watered in a while and top soil seems still damp. Thank you
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Will airpruned trees regrow their taproot?

If I grow a strongly tap-rooted tree (such as a pecan) in an air prune bed, will the tree grow a tap root when planted out?
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Does willow grow better from cuttings than bare root saplings?

Someone I was talking to was advocating planting willow trees as cuttings rather than planting bare-root trees, saying the cuttings would actually grow more reliably and vigorously. Is this good ...
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Coriander is growing long in hight

I want to grow Indian coriander from indian seeds in Germany. First I tried it in cold temperatures (15° c) but it grows very tall (3 cm )with 2 leaves and then it died Second time I had grown it in ...
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Should I transplant a lemon tree from the ground to a pot for winter

My lemon trees are about 3 inches tall ( as I planted them from seed ) we have cold winters here and am scared that they will freeze. I planted them in the ground about 3 months ago.
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What are the best trees to grow as sustainable firewood in the UK?

I would like to plant trees in a small area of land in N.E. England, to supplement our long-term firewood supply i.e. they will periodically be chopped and re-planted, or coppiced depending on species....
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Shaving 2 inches off the top of a 12 inch thick tree root for 3 feet

Syzygium australis tree root across pathway, is it possible to shave down 2 inches for approx 3 feet (the width of the path) along the root and seal it with something to avoid stressing the tree. I am ...
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This tree is growing in my yard - central VA zone 7 anyone ID? No flowers so far

This tree is growing wild in my yard about 10 feet tall now. It looked a little like an apple but not when I pick leaves and compare. It grew quite fast and has not flowered yet where most other trees ...
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What is a good tree to attract pollinators in late summer?

I am looking for a good August blooming tree that is bee frequently. Searching the internet I seem to just get a different mix of the same results of my searches. When I search For August blooming ...
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indoor avacado tree care

I have an avacado tree that I grew from a pit. The tree is about a foot and a half tall and has 3 big green leaves on it. It's been the same way for about 3 months now and is not growing anymore ...
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Potted indoor lemon tree

For the last few months my lemon tree has been losing its leaves. I recently discovered a lot of citrus scale on the tree. I cleaned them all off. Im wondering if the leaf drop is due to the scale ...
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Gardening May Day trees

I have young mayday trees 11 ft tall that appear to have a black fungus growing on them and they look sickly what will happen if I trim them right down. Will this get rid of the fungus.
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Identification of this tree

I came across this tree when going for a walk last weekend. I live in a rather cold climate. In winter we experience -10°C and less so I was suprised to find this tree that looks like it comes from ...
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White & red mould/fungus growing on my tree

I've just noticed these horrible white/red mould patches on my tree. I'm in the UK, it is winter here. Could someone please tell me what it is and how do I get rid of it. The tree is above 25ft tall ...
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Rooting citrus cuttings

I've rooted many roses and more recently, some some Eureka lemons. But have no luck with Persian limes. They want to grow fruit rather than roots. I have three cuttings right now, one with eight buds ...
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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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Any advantages/disadvantages to adding pistachio and peanut shells to my barkchip mulch?

I have a small area in my backyard to which I'm starting to add barkchips for weed-avoidance and water retention. It contains newer small trees and bushes. My question is whether adding generous ...
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Can I graft a Scion on a mature tree branch?

Can I graft a scion on a different variety mature tree branch? For example can I graft a Kingston Black apple Scion on a Dabinett apple tree branch?
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Which fast growing evergreen will provide the most privacy from the road?

There is a ravine behind our house (much of which is our property) with a busy road behind it. The ravine is home to many big leaf maples, alders, and shrubs, with a creek at the bottom. When the ...
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Please identify pine tree?

I’m in the Caribbean, and someone’s selling a 6-ft potted tree that seller identifies as “pine”. I’m including pictures. Can anyone identify this tree? I only have these pictures. Can this remain in ...
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Hydroponic Lychee tree suffering from brown leaf tips! Help!

my 4 month old Lychee seedling needs help! I started growing the Lychee tree in regular soil, and after about 2 months i desided that i wanted to try to grow it hydroponically. Ever since its first ...
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Shall I cut off the suckers when my apple tree is in bloom?

I was away for 4 weeks and my apple tree became totally full of blooms!! I had not cut its suckers this year, and the last 2 years they may not have been cut properly. This is a beautiful Golden ...
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What to use - seed grown citrus as rootstock?

I have been growing a "clementine tree" from seed for about three years now and decided that I might want to experiment with some grafting onto it. So, I went away to try and went way overboard (as ...
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Tree Identification - Rio de Janeiro

I am trying to find out what kind of tree this is. I see them a lot in pictures of Rio de Janeiro, possibly some sort of ficus tree? Thanks for helping me find out!
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Does a eucalyptus tree cause damage to a building foundation?

I planted a eucalyptus tree about 6 - 7 meters (20 - 22 feet) from my house. Does this tree have an effect on my building foundation?
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Trees & soap used to deter deer

If I use bars of soap to deter deer from destroying my trees, does the bar of soap in any way harm the trees? Whether I hang it from the tree, or place it on the ground around the trees? I tried using ...
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How can you tell if a ponytail palm tree is dying?

I'm worried my ponytail palm is dying because its leaves are falling off and there's black stuff on the top. Can you tell me if and how I can save this plant?
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Is this a cedar tree?

Can the experts please help us identify this tree?
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Tree growing back after being cut down

We just moved into a new house. There was a sickly looking tree in the backyard. I cut it down but now there are little branches coming out of the ground in the area the tree use to be. I think it is ...
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Avacado tree from seed

I have an almost one year old tree from a seed. It keeps dropping leaves as new growth happens and I can't figure out why. It only holds 3 or 4 leaves at a time.
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Sudden death of arborvitae’s

I planted about 10 arborvitae‘s probably five or six years ago. Some of them are nearly 8 feet tall. In the last month and a half, three of them appear to have died. Why so suddenly?
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How to tell if indoor lemons are ready to pick

I have an indoor lemon tree that has two lemons. It took a long time, but they finally turned yellow from green. How do I know when they are ready to pick?
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Need repotting advice for my small red maple (hopefully to be bonsai)

I recently grew a red maple from seed after cold stratification. The seedling is now about 4 inches tall, and i am not sure what to do next! Do i need to repot? What are its watering needs? If anyone ...
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Is it possible to get this badly-pruned magnolia back to a natural shape?

We bought a house a few months ago that has a magnolia tree in the front, as shown below: As you can see, it's sort a mess, with long thin branches shooting upwards and down. If you get inside of it, ...
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Fig Tree Worms? Solution?

Hi! I’m hoping someone can help me with a fig tree problem. We are located in Lebanon. There seems to be something resembling sawdust around the tree bark. This is my parents’ garden and I am ...
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What happens when a chainsaw chain meets a nail or piece of steel wire when cutting through wood?

Assuming any of the following: there's an unnoticed steel nail in a log used in some structure or there's an unnoticed steel nail in a tree body (often happens when people attach illegal ads to trees)...
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What is this white thing growing at the base of this tree?

This white mass has started growing at the base of this tree, we are curious what it might be? any thoughts appreciated. Were thinking it is some kind of fungus, but would love to know more. I am also ...
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What are the odds of getting a shea tree to grow in South Carolina, USA?

What are the odds of getting a Shea Tree to grow in South Carolina, USA? Temperatures here in SC range from mid 30s (occasionally around 40) Centigrade in the summer to -10 at the coldest days of the ...
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Can't bacteria enter the tree even after a proper prune cut?

I am now aware of the 3 cut method of pruning the tree to avoid damaging the bark. I am at the brink of loosing a tree because of bad pruning and not noticing that. Now this may sound a silly question ...

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