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Wind sensitivity of star fruit (Carambola) with age

How sensitive are star fruit trees to wind? Especially when they have grown into a tree? Someone told me they are only sensitive when they are young. Is it true? At what age do they overcome wind ...
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How to handle wind issues on terrace garden

I have planted some seeds on the pot and kept that on the terrace. But there's too much wind during the evening time. I'm not sure how the plants can sustain the wind. Besides my terrace floor is made ...
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8 yr old Northern Catalpa broke in half due to storm-will it regrow top?

Tree was about 15 ft tall. It has sentimental value as my mom who passed gave it to us and helped us plant it. Will it ever look like a normal tree? thanks
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Is it normal for citrus to lose some leaves when moved outside?

Several days ago I moved a calamansi (calamondin) potted tree into an open terrace for the first time. According to meteorological reports, there was a wind of 3 mps (three meters per second) ...
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Windbreak on urban balcony

I'm looking for a wind break solution for my balcony. It's a rented property (British/EU) and I am not allowed to drill into external wall. It is a top-floor, south-facing balcony and is pretty much ...
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lag screws vs through-bolts when cabling to prevent a split at the crotch

When cabling a tree with two main leads to prevent it from splitting at the crotch, is there any advantage to the tree to using a lag screw rather than a through-bolt, or vice versa?
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Cherry tree leave droopy and dried up

I recently bought a cherry tree in a wine barrel and now noticed its leaves are more droopy than usual and and are drying up. we water it everyday till water runs out the bottom of the barrel and the ...
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Severe wind has stripped leaves from lemon & lime tree

I purchased a lemon and a lime tree and potted in Autumn this year. They are in full sun and have been looking great however we have had some severe winds and this has stripped the leaves from the ...
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Mango tree not bearing any fruits after cyclone

We have a relatively young (<15 years) mango tree in my hometown and it has beared fruits for more than 5 years. However two years back there was a cyclone(also known as hurricane/typhoon depending ...
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Do my tomatoes have aminopyralid herbicide damage?

Photo below of my tomato plant. This was planted in 3 inches of miracle grow with composted horse manure below, sourced locally. Everything was fine for about 2 weeks, then this morning I noticed that ...
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Is my Acer dying?

I have the most stunning Acer in my garden that is now about 14 years old. This year about only 50% of it has leaves. Is it dying? I do not want to cut it back if there is a chance it will recover and ...
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Should I thin my pine trees branches due to winds?

I leave in Greece, and I have these large Pine Trees of Mediterranean type, which have grown pretty good. They were planted by my father from seeds 40 years ago, now I have a little baby girl, I am ...
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Gardening in windy areas. Is investing in climbers a mistake?

I have this really ugly looking wall that 8ft tall and runs 18ft long facing south. I really wanna cover it up but im not sure what would be the right option for me. The area gets 12 hours of sun but ...
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Cedar tree bark damaged by storm [closed]

cedar tree was damaged by storm. Large section torn off. Can I reattach the bark with duct tape and help it to heal? I can cut the branches and just leave the bark and tape it back to tree. Please ...
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What should I do for unknown tree bark injury on a Chinese Pistache?

I just noticed a tree bark issue on my Chinese Pistache. Is this no harm damage or an infection I should worry about? Is there anything I should do for it? There is plenty of mulch around the tree to ...
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Does wind chill affect plants?

Aside from breakage, does wind in freezing weather damage plants? In hot weather, wind causes faster evaporation and can kill a plant by drying it out that way. How can air movement damage plant ...
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Sun exposure of potted saplings

I have 3 potted citrus trees (or maybe more precisely saplings: two are 16 inches high, the youngest is maybe 6 inches high), that are growing on my window ledge. I am a little concerned, however, by ...
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Why did my new pear tree snap hours after planting?

I bought a new pear tree, Williams Bon Chretien, from a local garden centre yesterday and put it in the ground following the instructions. Watered roots while in its pot before planting, dug the hole ...
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What should I consider when planting fruit trees in a windy field?

I'm working with my campus garden and we're thinking of putting fruit trees next to our garden as an excellent addition to our repertoire of fruits and vegetables. However, as the garden is in Buffalo ...
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Should I be concerned about the wind and my spinach seedlings?

I have a small planter box with spinach seedlings. I can see the wind really knocks them around. Sometimes they are lopsided to one side, almost lying on the dirt. When this happens, I firm up the ...
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What should I do with a wind-harmed tree that will not regrow leaves?

This tree was planted in May 2011 in Dallas, Texas. Unfortunately the month or so following were some of the windiest we've had and all of the leaves it had at the time were blown off and the tree ...
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Blocking Wind on a Rooftop Garden

I have an apartment with a rooftop patio/garden on a five-story building. It is the tallest building in the area and gets fairly high winds which routinely knock over my patio furniture and damage my ...
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Hardy plants for wind break in the Rocky Mountain West?

Here in Montana, high winds are a common cause for both gardening problems and poor energy efficiency in homes (as well as maintenance issues). Can anyone recommend some low-maintenance plants that ...
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How can I determine which trees are unsafe in strong winds?

We had some fairly extreme weather in the UK, enough wind to blow over a tree. Luckily nobody was hurt as the trunk rested larger branches, narrowly missing the neighbours fence. The trunk and ...
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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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How to protect broccoli seedlings from high winds?

I am experimenting this autumn with more autumn/winter vegetables than I am used to. I have cabbages and leeks near maturity which will be the main events, but I've also put in some August sown purple ...
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How are wind flattened plants realigned?

Holy cats, that was a nice storm last night. 100 MPH gusts have flattened my 12in tall tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. This morning I straightened them out by propping them up with a ...
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