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Saving sun-scorched succulents

I'm sorry I don't know the cause of your damage, but I have a lot of experience with sedums, and can reassure you that a healthy plant can grow even if the top is damaged, dead, or broken off; and ...
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What should I do with damaged leaves on my Money Plant?

Ah, so that's what you mean by Money Plant - this one's more commonly known as Devils Ivy or Pothos, but is, as you now say, Epipremnum aureum. It is on the list of plants toxic to rats, so again, I'd ...
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How should I treat a weigela bush with a large section of dead branches?

If this plant still has a good root system and is not dying due to being water logged or root rot then the tough love approach works: cut everything back to the ground when new growth starts ...
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100 yr old Pecan Tree

Right now, that pecan's roots go out from the trunk at least 1.5X the width of the crown. In the location pictured, they go under the gravel to the grassy-ish area beyond. Given that the garage is ...
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Why are large sections of bark peeling off these birch trees? Is it contagious?

Good news! Totally normal and healthy! No worries!!
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Can a Mexican sage survive losing all its stems?

These things happen (in my case, my cats get excited and "boticidal"). They just might survive. I would leave any leaves that are still on the plants there, protect them from any further damage, ...
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What is causing the open hole and damage to this oak tree?

The symptoms shown in your photograph indicate bleeding canker - what I'm not sure of is whether Sudden Oak Death is an issue in your area, so far as I can tell, its a major problem in California but ...
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Do snake plants (Sansevieria) stop growing if their tips get damaged or broken?

As time goes by, the web is turning out to be as big a source of misinformation as actual word of mouth - no, its not true as far as I'm aware. In fact, I have, in the past, clipped off the tips on ...
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How should we treat cracks in the stem of Aloe Veras?

I would just leave it. This happens in the wild and plants are fine. It looks like a fairly new/small plant so pruning that much leaf structure might do more harm than good. If it's lacking support or ...
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How should we treat cracks in the stem of Aloe Veras?

Succulents do not 'heal' in the traditional sense from cracks or tears. Leave it be, unless it is starting to rot, and hopefully the plant will continue to grow and a new leaf will come up. You could ...
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Disease / pest identification

The leaf with the line of holes in it shows signs of mechanical damage as Escoce suggests. The other damage is strongly suggestive of fungus/virus/bacteria brought on by over watering. ...
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How to fix lead branch being damage on Catalpa tree?

In the north ( eg. Chicago) ,catalpas are often severely pruned and tolerate it well ; so loosing a couple branches will do no lasting harm. I would only clean up the broken stump. Footnote : When I ...
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Avocado lost all but one leaf

It sounds like your plants likely got too much sun, especially if this was their first day outside for the year. When taking indoor plants (or plants that winter indoors) outside as it starts to warm ...
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What's the best way to care for this damaged plant?

From the image, I can tell you, it is still doing okay. Secondly, I think you are doing everything you are supposed to, for now. Just like us, plants also need time to heal. I'd recommend some ...
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Disease / pest identification

I am going to take a stab at this one. I don't think this is pest induced, but rather the longer term effects of mechanical damage. A leaf getting folded, brushed up against too many times, or the ...
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How can I repair a damaged aloe vera that hasn't been watered for months?

Do you have a photo? It always helps us to look at photos. I will answer generically for now. Aloes are sturdy, hardy plants. You have it in water, but don't leave it there for too long. Get good ...
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Acer new leaves in mid-September

No, those leaves will all drop off. That is the beauty of being a deciduous tree! Leaves are the most vulnerable, roots a step up but buried in the ground (not a pot) protects them and then the stem/...
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Indoor plant is looking sickly

Your plant appears to be a Fatsia japonica, and it has acquired a scale infestation. Scale can be impervious to insecticides, but there other ways to treat the condition. Yours looks as if there are ...
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Bark split on large maple tree

That wound is healing very well. You can tell by that smooth bark forming on either side of the opening. Leave it alone and it will complete the healing process. I would be relieved to see this ...
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Translucent spots on leaves

I would ignore the spots. I find them regularly, but they don't expand, and it seem not to damage the plants or reduce harvest. Just check them regularly, and if they take only a small fraction of ...
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How to ensure survival and growth of broken cactus

Now you've cut off the top (which, by the way, is impossible to see, its so blurry, could be a tiny hedgehog for all I can tell, and it doesn't look particularly dead anyway), all you can do is wait ...
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Can I save an Aloe barberae tree with a split in the trunk?

Tying the branches together with a string is the only way to save it. It will either work or it will not, but you did the right thing. Cotton is the best material for this treatment.
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Need advice to save a couple mesquite trees in my backyard

You've done the only thing possible to save your trees. The picture you've posted shows that that tree has viable vascular continuity. The darkened areas are probably still working as well. Mesquite ...
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What has damaged this tree?

UPDATE: I am now more convinced this was lightning, not old age. All the other trees were more than likely planted at the same time and they are doing fine. Pretty amazing thing I did not know. Thanks ...
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Will applying copper sulfate for the sewer drain kill trees?

If tree roots have managed to find their way into the sewer pipe and expanded their entrance hole through sheer growth then the pipe may be compromised enough that any poison poured into the sewer may ...
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Will this cedar tree survive with the bark removed?

No guarantees, I'm afraid, but it should survive if all the bark hasn't been removed around the tree. The RHS have an informative article on ring-barking here.
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My lily of the valley plant is turning brown -- is this a normal part of the cycle or an I doing something wrong?

It is normal for Lily of the Valley leaves to go brown and die back. Both outdoors as you suggest and indoors. The indoor plants too will revive in spring if kept cool and moist. They need to know ...
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