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You were sold a tree that should never have been on the market. I'm guessing that the lower three feet were covered by a flexible white plastic tube, right? The purpose of this tube in a nursery is supposedly to equip the tree with protection from critters, but in reality it usually serves as a home for insects and a disguise for problems such as canker and ...


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It might live but is has been severely weakened by decay of the heart wood . The bark layers can keep it alive as water and nutrients flow through the various bark layers but it needs the center wood for strength. The decay will continue to develop.


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Sounds like your tree was harvested. This has been done for generations by the indigenous peoples. If done properly the tree will survive. As a matter of fact keeping the tree alive is a very important part of the tradition of cedar harvesting. Here is a youtube link for more info: https://youtu.be/A6KS4J8QyNQ


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You won't be able to plant in between the trees because the soil will be full of roots from them - if you dig out or break too much root material, the trees will die. Anything you attempt to plant in between will also be in direct competition with the existing trees for nutrients and moisture too. You should be able to plant 3 feet away, maybe in that strip ...


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I wouldn't do trees, I'd do blueberry bushes to get two different uses. Pick a species that will get big and bushy that will produce a lot of berries.


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Just take out any problem growth (like crossing branches that may rub and allow disease to take hold) as far back to the main trunk as possible, so you won't get more problem growth by being too cautious. Then spend the rest of the year deciding exactly how you want to "shape" the tree next winter. Don't forget that the tree doesn't care whether or ...


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I used a U of IL home fruit tree pruning guide : The instructions were " prune when the shears are sharp". Caution - With all the political correctness today , they may have revised these instructions . On the other hand, it is easier to see branches with no leaves. And very young trees might put out new growth if pruned in late summer, which would ...


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You can most definitely train the branches for more symmetry. One thing you can try is use some bonsai wire, 4-5mm should be a good size and wire the branches. There are lots of tutorials online on how to wire branches using the two branch principle. If you don't want to spend money on wire, you could tie a string to a pot or rock and then tie the other end ...


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I have tapped may Japanese Maples for making syrup. Interestingly, there is a distinct soy flavor to the syrup, and we like it for dumpling sauce.


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It looks like these seeds are from an Acer, based on the "helicopter" structure. To be able to tell the species you will need more information, pictures of the leaves or from less dried up seeds.


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There are a number of ways of interpreting your question about energy in plants. The answer you are about to get from me will be a bit different from @Jurp excellent answer, this one through the lens of hibernation. We know that some animals store fat and sleep during winter and rely on the energy stored in the fat to get them through winter and have ...


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I believe that the term you're referencing is incorrect; green plants get their energy from the leaves, not the roots. Here's an explanation from a certified arborist. As you noted, the roots act as both an anchor for the tree and as storage for the energy produced by photosynthesis. There's no energy production going on in the roots. There is no one rule ...


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I find Norfolk Island Pines grow too big for a house plant in a few years with only minimal ordinary fertilizer so I would do nothing to increase growth.


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Your # 1 looks like a Ligustrum, #2 looks like a crepe, #3 ?. In full sun a crepe that size should show some blooms ( late summer). I have some hybrid crepes ; they are not as vigorous as the regular ones , I expect that is what the #3 bush is.


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Yes, it shouldn't be a problem. This particular variety has a natural tendency to grow in a pyramid shape, and hollies generally exhibit strong apical domination, so the removal of the central leader just means another one or two will appear. This variety is said to get between 15 and 20 feet tall, with a spread of 8-15 feet.


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If you want to try to regrow the lower branches, instead of removing branches entirely try to locate a dormant bud (much) closer to the trunk and prune back to there. Buds closer to the trunk are kept dormant by chemical signals from the buds further out--removing the further out buds often wakes up the dormant buds. If you really, really want to regrow them,...


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I live in a region where Norway spruce grows wild, and in my experience, the lower shaded branches shedding their needles and dying is perfectly normal for these trees. For the tree, there's no point in keeping these branches alive when the same energy and nutrients can instead be directed towards the upper branches that receive more sunlight. Here's a nice ...


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Once the needles turn brown or fall off a branch, regeneration will not take place, though you may find growth at the tips of those branches. Probably the best thing to do is remove the affected branches at the base leaving a clean trunk - hopefully this won't notice because of the shrubs around it. Loss of the lower branches is not that unusual - we have a ...


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Spider mites attack lower branches , starting near the trunk of spruce trees. Dormant oil should control them but it may require a few applications months apart, They are tiny and you have to look very closely and magnification helps. To get to the center of the tree I have taken the sprayer in to the trunk of the tree and sprayed rather than try to spray ...


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I just saved my lemon tree. Sorry I can’t share it in a photo. All the leaves were dying and I saw that its branch was green so I just removed all the leaves. After a week nothing had happened but its branch was slowly drying from the top to bottom. So I cut the top drying branch until I saw green on top. I put some coffee ground because it is high in ...


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You could plant clematis and let it climb those trees and the corner will look beautiful once the climber is big and covering the trees and in full bloom. Also plant daffodils/tulips or any bulbs.


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