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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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Japanese Maple shrub dying

They both look as if they're suffering from dieback, which is a common affliction with Acer palmatum varieties. I agree the worst affected one should be removed, but with the other, prune out the dead ...
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How can I tell when a crab-apple tree is dead?

It doesn't look too good - I note the bark lower down on the main trunk appears to have a longitudinal crack and parts of the bark are lifting off. Try scraping back the surface on some of the smaller ...
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What is my apricot tree problem?

If we go by pictures 3 and 4 numbered from the top, we see an example shoot. What we expect to see in a healthy tree is a number of growth segments (in the pictures we can see about 4 of these with ...
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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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My ficus tree is not growing anymore

I would remove all dead, diseased and damage material from this plant first before even thinking of doing any remedial shaping or pruning. When other trees where I live begin to loose their canopies ...
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Ming Aralia is turning yellow and dropping branches

The usual cause of yellow leaves is overwatering. I don't see a drainage tray on the pot but even so as the typical soil less mix ages it compacts as the organic matter is used up. I recommend ...
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One part of Blueberry bush blooming, rest of plant appears dormant or dead

As you have learned, the pH is an important factor, however the immediate concern seems to be that we don't know if the plant is dead or alive. There is a quick and simple test for this: choose a ...
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Japanese Maple shrub dying

Here are a few observations based on my experience with Maple. First, they tend to do better in a shaded area of the house. It does not take direct sunlight very well so depending on the location of ...
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How can I revive a Meyer Lemon Tree with no leaves?

Yes, there's definitely a chance that it will revive itself, but at that size, I'm thinking something must have caused the leaves to fall off, and if it wasn't underwatering (which seems to contribute ...
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English Ivy plant dying, with white spots at the base

Sclerotinia White Mold This plant is not looking like a keeper. I am worried this might be Sclerotinia. I can't see them but I get the feeling that you have spider mite as well. Not the deal ...
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Should I deadhead campanula?

Oh yes, I remember now, you asked another question on this plant before (Campanula poscharskyana 'Adansa'). Wait till all the flowers have faded, and cut off all flowered stems back to just leafy ...
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What is the best method/saw to cut through tough palm tree fronds with? (30-foot Queen Palms)

I use a battery and 12V reciprocating saw with a good Diablo DS0905FG5 blade from Home Depot and they cut like butter. If you don't like ladders, hire somebody!
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Why are some of my tree branches dead

Very much looks like a Liquidamber styraciflua with the five-lived leaves and bark pattern. If you are in southern Australia, there may well be flower buds coming about now. Check weekly, and ...
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How can I tell when a crab-apple tree is dead?

@Bamboo 's answer is nicely non-invasive. But let me share my thoughts (which might have better been a comment). When you decide to kill it. Take a knife and slice several cm of the base trunk(...
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Is my Tulsi plant alive?

Is there any draining system in the pot? If not, then over watering might have done the harm. Whatever it is we will never know. Also I would like to ask the age of your plant. Tulsi can die anytime ...
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Is my Willow Tree dying or just needing TLC

I dont know this willow, but hanging willows are susceptible to water deprivation. They die back when people go on vacation when the trees rely on sewage or greywater. If this tree is near the drain ...
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Cherry tree ends of branches dying

I cannot give you much information. But one thing I could say is with what the leaf's look like. Its some kind of spore disease of some sort. they spread very easily. Droplets of rain can spread it ...
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Can my hemlock trees be saved?

It could be due to circling roots, borers, Wooly Aphid...hard to say without actually seeing the tree first hand. If you look at the limbs and see little white nodules on the bark...it's probably ...
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How can I revive a Meyer Lemon Tree with no leaves?

Looks like you're in northern hemisphere, so you'll be heading to summer. Three things to consider... Citrus trees are tough but as others have mentioned, cannot survive wet roots and require ...
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