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Liquid Amber/Sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) tree stress and rotting

This type of occurrence is called a split due to a weak crotch and two competing leaders. The split has been inevitable for many years, and was just waiting for the weight of wood on one side or the ...
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Best remedy for rot in plum tree

Your tree is a very, very old lady - average productive life span for a plum tree is around 10-20 years, though it obviously varies between individuals and many go on for longer, getting more gnarly ...
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How to care for a tree with a rotting crotch at ground level?

Your tree looks very healthy. The depression between the trunks looks amazingly clean and dry! Keep on doing what you are doing because it is working. I see that your neighbor to the west has an ...
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Should I throw out soil after rot?

It is better not to use soil right now. Wait until it dries completely and plant something very hardy there. The pot is OK to use, just wash it with hot water.
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ZZ Plant in ICU. Root rot due to water. Need help quickly

Start by cutting out any more of the rotted root should you find it. Leave healthy root intact, but be thorough with any diseased part. Ask a local nursery to see if they sell fungicide and consider ...
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Long Lasting Wooden Fence Protection

Creosote would have been the go to for this, but in the EU (and ongoing, still in the UK, regardless of Brexit) only professionals are licensed to use it because of its carcinogenic properties. There ...
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Is my avocado tree dying due to transplant shock?

Yeah, you probably made some bad decisions. It's nothing to be ashamed of; I heard avocados of this size tend to die often. Check that the temperature is above 10°C and that cold is not coming from ...
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Peace Lily rotting

If you have fungus gnats, that is an indicator that the soil in the pot has been or is too wet. It may be the plant already had this problem when you bought it, that's hard to know, but do you empty ...
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Dying/dead peace lily? Any hope of reviving it?

This plant can be rejuvenated but it should not be over or under watered in the short term. cut all dead leaves off do not keep the plant soaked for a few days at least add a wick so it can become a ...
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Is my tree starting to rot?

What you're looking at there is not the bark, but the heartwood of the tree which has been exposed via some kind of injury to the outer layers of the tree. The heartwood is effectively "dead" anyway ...
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Is this root rot?

It does seem to me by the photos that it could be root rot, but really hard to say 100%. The best advice i can give you is to remove the plant from its pot and make sure you remove as much soil from ...
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Could termites cause a hole with dirt in the middle of a cut tree?

We had the same type of rot in various Birch trees, however there weren't any termites or other insects. It appeared to have been caused by some sort of fungus that caused it to rot from the inside ...
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What fruit rot pathogen makes tomatoes turn gray and smell like rotten potatoes?

Botrytis cinerea. The plants were already infected when stored, that's why it's important to treat plants during their lifecycle. High humidity and low ventilation speed up the development of the ...
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Mango internal decomposition

where are you located? Depending on where you are located, you might need to seek specifically available advice. Internal Decomposition can be quite tough in terms of root cause determination. It is ...
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Why don't hydroponic systems suffer from constant root rot?

Since you're starting with soiless systems, the time for severe fungal infections takes longer to develop. But they do. And it may be that the seedlings get infected before transplantation into the ...
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How to stop trunk from crumbling

If the 'crumbling' area is at the base of the tree, it sounds as if the problem causing it to die is coming from the root. You haven't said what the diagnosis from the tree surgeon was as to the cause ...
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I don't know why my calathea makoyana is dying

This is root rot, the roots are dead and rot. The cause is overwatering, you gave the plant too much water or there is no proper drainage in your pot. I am not sure if you can save this one, if you ...
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My avocado pit split in two

Once the plant is well established, the pit falling off should not matter. As to the brown spots on the leaves, round up the usual suspects. Clean up any litter in the pot and clip off any clearly ...
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Should there really be a gap between mulch and tree trunks?

According to this site, there is no scientific evidence to support the theory that placing wood chips against a tree harms it. See points 9 and 10 of this post for clarification. This goes against ...
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Does an injured succulent require amputation?

I am not sure what I should be seeing. Is it the branch closest at a 45 degree angle? That blackish scab on the end? Welp let me tell you you haven't a single thing to worry about. Totally normal. ...
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What method should I use to have success propagating pothos?

How big are your cuttings? Best thing to do is just take one node and leaf, and let it root in water. Do it for all the node/leafs you have taken from the plant. Important factors are light and ...
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Is this root rot?

If the second picture shows the roots or what is left of them you bet this is root rot. You plant looks healthy, new leaves as well. Except for the root rot bit. Did that come out of the same pot/...
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Euphorbia stems keep rotting in succession

It looks to me as if, originally, it was planted just a bit too deep, and when you 'sloppily' repotted it, and subsequently, you planted it at the same or even a fractionally deeper level. In both '...
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Root rot in indoor plants

Overwatering is the cause of the majority of indoor plant deaths. This usually goes hand in hand with not enough light. We tend to think if we can see indoors then that is enough to grow a plant. ...
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Should I throw out soil after rot?

If you had the plant for some time (like longer than a year) dispose of the soil anyway - it will be exhausted, and any new plant you want to replace it with, if it actually needs a bigger pot, ...
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Snake Plant decayed after propagation

You may have left for a week to callus over, all without harming the plant. To be on the safe side, I would do as follows: Keep the mother plant with its rootball. I may untangle the roots which grew ...
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What do I do my aloe plant has root rot

Better remove rotten roots. Those roots contain fungus and bacteria that causes root rot. Then use a proper potting mix and replant the aloe. Use more perlite to absorb excess moisture. Always check ...
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Remove rot from center of tree stump

You need to soak it with some fungicide to stop the rot. Things like polyurethane seal a surface but the fungus is inside. Although as large as it is with one side sealed from moisture , it will take ...
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tomatoes withering and rotting

It actually looks a lot like a Torradovirus. I've been reading up on that lately, and it can result in the dark leaf edges and strange stuff on the fruit. I'm not sure if it contributes to fruit rot, ...
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