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You can pick them. As you may have noticed, sometimes in the store they are yellow w/some green. Some are picked when they are completely green, most are picked with some green. By the time they get to the store they are completely yellow or mostly yellow and ripe. You've waited long enough. ENJOY :)


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I would remark that what you call the 3 cut method is not a magic way to prune a tree. A wound is a wound, pruning is a way human beeing manage a tree, and pruning always causes a wound. There is a good way of doing it and a really bad way of doing it. Modern Arboriculture by Shigo (what I think you mean by 3 steps cut) describes a model, based on ...


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The University of Saskatchewan has a useful article on why conifer tips can turn brown. The cause can be the condition of the roots; in this case the pot is not very large and it should be possible to tip the plant on its side and pull the tree from the pot to examine the root ball. If the roots have extended right to the edge of the pot then there will be ...


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If there was amber coloured fluid seeping out from somewhere,that's gummosis, and it's common on stone fruit trees. Gummosis can be non specific, but the usual causes are cracks in the bark (maybe from a hard winter), and poor pruning cuts allowing bacteria to enter the sap stream. I would suggest poor pruning cuts are the likely cause in this case. A tree ...


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There are many fungi that appear on tree trunks, including Polyporales. Which one it is hard to say, it will depend on a number of factors. Perhaps if you tell us more about the tree with clear photos of leaves and branches it would help. Fungi on wood are generally opportunistic, taking advantage of a chink in the armour of a healthy tree, profiting from ...


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The sawdust, often called "frass" when it is the result of an insect boring into wood and ejecting the dust through the entry hole, could be the result of the Figtree Longhorn Beetle, a species which lays its eggs on fig trees among other species. The larvae then chew their way into the tree. Once in the tree they go deep and so you will see only the result ...


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For comparison purposes, this answer will also refer to your other question in respect of your mango tree. To answer your question directly, yes, bacteria can enter via any cut or wound on a tree or plant, but infection is more likely through splits, cracks or fractured parts. The image you show above is of a perfect pruning cut- no stub, with a collar, and ...


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Palm fronds are best dealt with using a wood chipper. You won't need a heavy duty machine since the fronds are not woody like hard wood, but they will be dusty and create an uncomfortable breathing environment so a respirator of some kind will protect your lungs, plus ear protection and a hat to stop dust and chips from tangling your hair. Call a local tree ...


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There's a logical fallacy called post hoc, propter hoc which basically says "after it, therefore because of it"; just because the root was damaged does not necessarily link that event to the dead limb. In fact it is highly unlikely given that the tree will have many roots supporting it. The most common problem with Cinnamomum is verticillium wilt. Take a ...


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The pink fruit looks like syzygium (or acmena). commonly all called lillipilly. From middle east coast of Australia.


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It can damage the chain blade. If this happens to you, use a sharpener to sharpen the affected blades. I always find nail at the lower area of the tree where people like to hang things. The same thing can happen if it hits wire or rocks, etc. Even with this, my chains usually last 5 to 10 cords of 18" firewood before I need to replace them Pay close ...


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I am also interested in growing shea trees in the non native environment in order to preserve them and save them from extinction. It does require many steps, permits, the right location and environment adjustment, if possible. Anything is possible but you do need to work a lot and it would have to be with consideration for future generations, who will take ...


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