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Mulberry tree on mostly impervious surface

It's hardly an ideal situation for the tree, but it may tolerate it. Bricks and cement are "impervious" from a high-speed flow point of view (what happens in a downpour of heavy rain) but ...
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Can someone please help me to identify this plant?

Looks like a Tibouchina, possibly T. mutabilis, though its name has recently changed to Pleroma mutabile. It's a tree that grows in hotter regions, and often has a few white flowers mixed in with the ...
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Can I transplant a Sycamore sapling that is growing through a crack in concrete?

The New Tree Owner Won't Thank You This is not an answer so much as a frame challenge. Sycamores are very nice to look at in someone else's yard. They are pretty all summer and produce really nice ...
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Can I transplant a Sycamore sapling that is growing through a crack in concrete?

This sapling has to be removed, or it will end up breaking the concrete. If you want a tree in a pot, you could try this: Get a container without a bottom, put it around the base of the tree, and fill ...
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Can I transplant a Sycamore sapling that is growing through a crack in concrete?

The thickness of the trunk suggests it's been there probably for 2 or 3 years; its roots will have spread down and sideways under the concrete, so without breaking up the concrete to extract it, I'm ...
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Can I transplant a Sycamore sapling that is growing through a crack in concrete?

Fairly easy to move when the tree is dormant. After it looses is leaves in the fall/winter. A dormant tree can tolerate significant abuse. Various trees are ( or were ) shipped bare root. I have ...
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Can I transplant a Sycamore sapling that is growing through a crack in concrete?

One idea, and I'm sure there must be at least a few others, is to super-saturate the area where the tree is rooted, best done by letting a hose run at a very slow rate for an hour or so. The plan is ...
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How to treat a tree with stripped bark?

The tree will heal itself; anything you put on the damaged area will (in general) hurt, not help it. It will probably take 5+ years or so before the tree completely covers the wound, however. I once ...
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Do I have to trim branches from my tree that extend past the fence?

If two trees are close enough to touch branches then chances are good that their root systems are already in contact and they are exchanging nutrients and chemical signals. Whether trees are in ...
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Can box hedging under palm trees be affected by the palms?

Are there yellow structures similar to this hanging from the palms? If so, then what you're seeing is pollen that has been released from the trees above the boxwoods. Note that the link shows date ...
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If I tie a string to the top of a small tree, will the string still be near the top when the tree grows up?

Trees grow in two ways. They grow outward, getting fatter. The top sends out a new growth "leader," getting taller. Note that neither of these cause any part of the established plant to ...
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Is it safe to put mushroom plugs in living trees?

I have plugged several Mapple trees on my land southwest of Olympia, Washington with Lions Mane mushrooms almost 10 years ago with no damage to the trees and the mushrooms are still coming.
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