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Trees: Brown bald spots on arborvitae, rock mulch, mulch materials
rock mulch, mulch materials, thick foliage: It sounds like a reaction to the site. You did not say how thick the rock mulch was around the trees. The main reason for mulch is to hold moisture and it also keeps weeds from growing around the tree and keep edger/lawn mowers away from the trunk. Mulch...

Trees: Brown leaves on Oak Tree, lawn fertilizer, department of forestry
lawn fertilizer, department of forestry, va department of forestry: This sounds like it could be a combination of several things. IF a lawn fertilizer with a herbicide was used around the tree this can cause damage and die back of the foliage. If it were lightning there should be a scar on the trunk unless the lightning hit...

Trees: Browning of trees, cedar trees, dead material
cedar trees, dead material, ontario canada: This is normal. The inner needles can be shaded and will be shed. Also newly planted trees sometimes shed a few branches due to stress of the planting. Do not remove the brown branches now but wait until the spring. The dead material should be removed but...

Trees: BUGS on My Mimosa, hernando county florida, flat bugs
hernando county florida, flat bugs, scale insects: Sounds like scale insects. Scale insects feed on plant sap sucked thorough a slender stylet that remains inserted constantly into the plant tissue. Sap loss may cause poor, stunted growth. Death of infested plants is possible in severe cases. More commonly...

Trees: Butterfly Bush/Tree, butterfly bush, jackson perkins
butterfly bush, jackson perkins, buddleia: Rachel, What you want to do is let it grow this year and next year start to prune to shape the plant. this will be a multi-year project as you look at the previous years growth and decide what to remove to achieve the tree form. Good gardening ...

Trees: baby oak tree, slow release fertilizer, drainage holes
slow release fertilizer, drainage holes, liquid fertilizer: You did not say what type of planting container they were in. If they are in small pots gently transplant them into larger pots (simular to the ones you see in nurseries). Select pots that are at least 1 foot deep to allow enough space for the roots to...

Trees: bag worms, branch dieback, mature larvae
branch dieback, mature larvae, preferred hosts: No the detergent and water will not kill the caterpillar. The common bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis (Haworth), is an interesting caterpillar. The most commonly observed form of this pest is the spindle-shaped silk bag camouflaged with bits of foliage,...

Trees: bag worms, colorado blue spruce, cinnaminson nj
colorado blue spruce, cinnaminson nj, uky edu: yes that does sound like bagworms. They are fairly ease to control--either by picking off the bag and destroting them or spraying the foliage with an insecticide. Here are a couple of web sites that gives you information on bagworms: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/entfacts/trees/ef440.htm...

Trees: bagworms, bacterium bacillus thuringiensis, mature larvae
bacterium bacillus thuringiensis, mature larvae, insecticide sprays: The common bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis (Haworth), is an interesting caterpillar. The most commonly observed form of this pest is the spindle-shaped silk bag camouflaged with bits of foliage, bark and other debris (Fig. 1). Completed bags range from...

Trees: Our bald cypress, organic mulch, ferris tx
organic mulch, ferris tx, bald cypress: Sounds like with all the root problems of up rooting and the stress of the planting the tree did not survive. The new houses here are under a warrantee for a year this includes the trees and shrubs planted by the builder. I would contact the builder and tell...

Trees: balsam pruning, professional arborist, naked tree
professional arborist, naked tree, conifers: Jac, Since you asked about the arborist I am assuming you are open to this option. Balsam like all conifers must be pruned carefully as they do not have the latent buds in their stems to produce new growth. If you remove too mush material you are left...

Trees: banana tree, hernando county florida, cold evenings
hernando county florida, cold evenings, banana fruit: Unlike most other fruits, the banana will develop a resemblance to normal flavor after being harvested at any time after they are as much as 2 to 3 inches long: separation from the plant causes initiation of all ripening processes. However, the greener the...

Trees: bananas, banana fruit, ethylene
banana fruit, ethylene, bananas: I would leave them on the tree as long as possible depending on the temperature. According to the Texas A&M PlantAnswer web site. Unlike most other fruits, the banana will develop a resemblance to normal flavor after being harvested at any time after they...

Trees: bananna trees again, plant hormone ethylene, banana tree
plant hormone ethylene, banana tree, bananna trees: Mario, From this question I am assuming that you have a banana tree with fruit. You should wait until the skin starts to turn yellow and then pick from the tree. This is a greatly different situation from the bananas we buy from the store. Because...

Trees: bananna trees, usda zone, perennial species
usda zone, perennial species, several seasons: Mario, It really depends on where you live. They are a perennial species which means they will live for several seasons at least. There are a couple of species that will survive in USDA Zone 4. We grow bananas at our crops of the world garden at...

Trees: beaver damage, beaver damage, willow tree
beaver damage, willow tree, wire mesh: There is nothing that you can put on the bark that will help the wound. will my willow die depends on the amount of damage --if the beaver girdled all the way around the trunk then the tree has very little chance-but I would expect the beaver left some bark...

Trees: bees or wasps swarming and elm tre, slime flux, bees yellow jackets
slime flux, bees yellow jackets, stressed trees: This sounds like either slime flux or alcoholic flux. The oozing is called slime flux and is caused by a bacterial infection inside the trunk. There are actually two types of slime flux: “alcoholic” and “acidic”. The acidic flux smells like vinegar. ...

Trees: birch trees too close to house, cement block, birch trees
cement block, birch trees, birch tree: I would leave it. Since it has been there quite a number of years to reach 8 inches diameter you would have seen some damage by now IF there were going to be a problem. If the block foundation near the tree is not cracked then there is and should not be a...

Trees: birch trees, conductors of electricity, poor conductors
conductors of electricity, poor conductors, lightning bolts: Tall trees, those growing alone in open areas, trees with roots in moist soils or those growing along bodies of water are most likely to be struck. Though no species of tree is totally immune, some are definitely more resistant to lightning bolts than others....

Trees: black knot on plum tree, black knot, plum tree
black knot, plum tree, friut: Yes indiectly--it infects the young branches which is where most of the friut is formed. It should not affect the blooming. If you had blooms this year and no fruit is setting then pollination maybe your problem. Here is a web link for black knot and control:...

Trees: black leaves on ornamental pear tree, ornamental pear tree, systemic insecticides
ornamental pear tree, systemic insecticides, plant vascular system: NO. If the tree is not dead do not cut it down. Check near the end of a branch in the upper part of the crown (as far as you can reach) scrape a small bit of bark off the branch and if the color under the bark is green the tree is still alive. I would expect...

Trees: black locus trees, cut trees, root systems
cut trees, root systems, sprouts: These are coming from the root systems of the cut trees. You will need to kill these roots to stop the sprouting. A herbicide called Roundup will kill these sprouts. Roundup will kill any green plant so you can spray the sprouts but if the area under the...

Trees: black smoot looking bark on crepe mrytle, systemic insecticide, crepe mrytle
systemic insecticide, crepe mrytle, plant juices: This is sooty mold growing on the excrement of an insect called aphids. The aphids suck the plant juices out of the plant and excrete a sugary substance called honeydew. The fungus is growing on the honeydew. The sooty mold is not damaging the plant but the...

Trees: black walnut Tree, black walnut tree, nightshade family
black walnut tree, nightshade family, top soil: The Black Walnut produces a substance that is toxic or allelopathic to other plants called juglone. It interferes with the healthy development of other plants, especially plants in the Nightshade family (e.g. tomatoes), causing wilting and yellowing of the...

Trees: black walnut trees, black walnut trees, black walnuts
black walnut trees, black walnuts, forestry agency: You can have them cut down it all depends on what you want to do. IF the trees are large and easily gotten the wood maybe sold for wulnut lumber assuming you can find a buyer. If you are in the US --I would suggest you contact the local State Forestry Agency...

Trees: black walnuts in unwanted places, black walnuts, rubber gloves
black walnuts, rubber gloves, garden plots: The best way is to either spray or wipe a herbicide called Roundup on the foliage of the plants wanted to be killed. The Roundup will be taken up by the leaves and translocated to the roots killing the plant. Beware that Roundup will kill any green plant it...

Trees: blue spruce,pruning, blue spruce, fungi
blue spruce, fungi, twig: Do not prune the spruce! If the spruce has a full thick looking foliage then there is no danger of the tree falling or limbs falling. I would do nothing to the spruce--pruning will be costly and make the tree look in my opinion bad--not to count the chance...

Trees: blue spruce tree, blue spruce tree, uky edu
blue spruce tree, uky edu, fish bait: These are insects called bagworms. They live in the bag and eat the foliage of the tree. If you can reach the limbs of the trees the easiest way to control the is to pick the bags off and destroy them (if you fish the caterpillar in the bag is good fish bait)....

Trees: borers in apple tree, tree borer, apple trees
tree borer, apple trees, apple tree: I recommend you spray the trunk where the damage appears with an insecticide for borers (the latest is on called Onyx), Check with your local Garden type store for an insecticide for borers and follow the instructions. Here is a web link that will give you...

Trees: bradford pear, bradford pear trees, root sprouts
bradford pear trees, root sprouts, soil mixture: These are called root sprouts and are attached to the parent tree s root system and can not be dug up without damaging the parent tree. Some have luck with cutting the sprouts off and dipping the sprout in a rooting hormone and putting the in a sand and potting...

Trees: bradford pear trees, bradford pear trees, hurricane katrina
bradford pear trees, hurricane katrina, new leaves: I would leave it and see what happens if it should die then you can remove it. I think the worst that could happen is the fungi could enter the wound and either weaken the trunk allowing it to break off or the trunk will over a long period become hollow. I...

Trees: bradford pear trees, bradford pear trees, red maples
bradford pear trees, red maples, wind storms: No fertilizer should be used the first year after planting. Give the tree time to establish itself. I would not recommend Bradford pear--it is a short lived tree and will need pruning to keep it from breaking during wind storms. It is pretty in the spring...

Trees: bradford pear trees, bradford pear trees, root ball
bradford pear trees, root ball, wraped: You can dig the trees and transport them to another location BUT it will be quite expensive-what this entails is digging the tree up with a large root ball entact--the ball for a tree that size needs to be at least 3 feet from the trunk in a circle around...

Trees: bradford pear, bradford pear tree, root ball
bradford pear tree, root ball, wraped: Not the best time to move these trees. You can dig the trees and transport them to another location BUT it will be quite expensive-what this entails is digging the tree up with a large root ball entact--the ball for a tree that size needs to be at least 3...

Trees: bradford pears, bradford pear trees, bradford pears
bradford pear trees, bradford pears, early spring: Give it time the late freeze set it back and it should leaf out. Check a couple of upper branch for life--scrape a small bit of bark off near the end of the branch and if the color under the bark is green the branch is still alive if the color is brown then...

Trees: braided fig care, leaf drop, lisa lisa
leaf drop, lisa lisa, fig tree: Lisa, Sorry for taking so long to answer. Ficus are notorious for dropping leaves after you bring them home. Most likely it is caused by a change in the environment. Be it light levels, drafts, etc. these changes contribute to leaf drop. There is a...

Trees: This branch essential to tree?:(, sw oregon, inch diameter
sw oregon, inch diameter, reinfection: If the branch is dead or has a fungus killing the branch you should cut the branch off. Cut it flush with the main stem but not cutting into the stem itself. Remove the cut branch from the area and destroy it. This will keep down the reinfection from the spores...

Trees: brown cluster of dead leaves on trees, periodical cicadas, young nymphs
periodical cicadas, young nymphs, damage trees: If you are talking about there are small dead twigs in the foliage that are scattered then I would say if you had a large population of cicadas this is the cause. Periodical cicadas damage trees above and below ground. The most obvious damage is that caused...

Trees: browning leyland cypress, leyland cypress, volunterr
leyland cypress, volunterr, cypresses: Suzanne, It sounds like your plants are suffering from a bit of winter dessication. The only thing you can do is make sure they are adequately irrigated before winter sets in. There really isn t anything special to do now except water when they need it....

Trees: browning pine trees, plant trees, pine trees
plant trees, pine trees, needle pine: I would say they are in shock--the time of the year to plant trees is Nov. --March. Trees planted in the hot summer months tend to go into shock from the heat. If the outer needles are still green then it is just shedding the inner needles due to the stress....

Trees: browning trees, x cupressocyparis leylandii, needle blight
x cupressocyparis leylandii, needle blight, leyland cypress: Leyland cypress (x Cupressocyparis leylandii) has become increasingly popular as a landscape tree in North Carolina, especially for screens and hedges. Although relatively free of serious disease problems, several diseases are becoming more common. These include...

Trees: buckthorn trees and toxicity, dogwood tree, european buckthorn
dogwood tree, european buckthorn, curious child: Tara, From your description I believe you have a dogwood. Buckthorn have multiple seeds in the fruit and turn from to black in color. I have not read that dogwood fruit are toxic, so I do not believe there is a problem. Good luck Gar...

Trees: butterfly bush, butterfly bush, drip line
butterfly bush, drip line, potting soil: Yes and now is the time to do this. I would start digging around the drip line to loosen some of the roots about a week or two before you transplant, wait about a week & loosen some more, and dig the root ball. Replant in a hole about twice the size of the...

Trees: butterfly bush, butterfly bushes, butterfly bush
butterfly bushes, butterfly bush, inch cuttings: Yes. The best method of propagation, if a greenhouse is available, is to make cuttings in September and October and grow them through the winter in the greenhouse, in which case they will be large blooming plants by Springtime. Outdoors, Buddleias are readily...

Trees: CATAWBA TREE, sphinx moth, seed pods
sphinx moth, seed pods, potting soil: The trees do not actually bear worms but they are attacked by the Sphinx Moth and the caterpillars will eat the leaves. Some Catawba trees are for some reason not attacked. For this reason IF you want the worms I would suggest that you get seed from a tree...

Trees: Calif Live Oak Lean, thick foliage, record rainfall
thick foliage, record rainfall, undue risk: The root damage can show up as foliage die back but if the root system was just loosened then the roots would still be productive and show no signs in the crown. I would watch for any other ground movement especially after a wind storm. The root system is...

Trees: Cambian or cambium?, xylem and phloem, secondary phloem
xylem and phloem, secondary phloem, phloem tissue: Bark is what you see when you look at a living tree trunk or branch. It s composed of several kinds of tissue. Much of it is tough cork which, among other things, protects the tree from physical damage. Inside the bark, next to the cambium layer, is phloem...

Trees: Camphor Trees, camphor trees, forestry staff
camphor trees, forestry staff, laparks: I suggest you call the city and ask for the Urban Forester--LA has a good forestry staff and should be able to answer your questions. Here is the web site with an article about one of the problems they experianced and at the bottom of the article is the phone...

Trees: Care of a tree, southern magnolia tree, limk
southern magnolia tree, limk, bronze color: It is normal for magnolias to drop leaves--usually during the spring and fall. If the color of the remaining foliage is still green there is no problem. The tree can use help in the way of fertilizer. Here is a web limk to information on caring for magnolias:http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/horticulture/magnolia.htm...

Trees: Care of Young Tree, organic soil, maple tree
organic soil, maple tree, water water: The browning could be either watering too much or too little. I would not water more than 1 inch per week. place a pan under the tree and water until the pan has 1 inch of water. Water once a week. IF it rains you won t have to water --let nature water for...

Trees: Catalpa trees from seeds, catalpa trees, chilly drafts
catalpa trees, chilly drafts, inch pot: The seeds do not need any special treatment, such as freezing. Use a shallow container that has drainage and fill it with coarse sand or seed-starting mix. The sand, or mix, should be kept evenly moist and the container should be in a place where it gets some...

Trees: Catava Tree, houston texas area, tree nursery
houston texas area, tree nursery, houston area: Catalpa Tree [Catalpa bignonioides] sometimes called Catawba tree. I do not know of a nursery in the Houston area. I would suggest either calling a few or here is a tree nursery in Ga that will ship the trees. Here is the web link to their prices. http://www.tytyga.com/product/Catalpa+Tre...

Trees: Catava worms, sphinx moth, catalpa sphinx
sphinx moth, catalpa sphinx, foliage loss: THE CATALPA SPHINX1 is a common hawk or sphinx moth, (Photo 1) but it is the caterpillar stage, (Photo 2), that is most often encountered and best known. The caterpillars, commonly called catalpa worms or catawba worms, feed on leaves of catalpa and often...

Trees: Catawa Tree Worms, bacillus thuringiensis, catalpa
bacillus thuringiensis, catalpa, good water: The easiest way to kill any type of caterpillar is with products that contain Bt, Bacillus thuringiensis (Green Light Worm Killer, Dipel, Caterpillar Attack, etc.). Your biggest problem is how you ll get the spray up in the tree. If you have good water pressure,...

Trees: Catawba Trees, swollen lymph glands, ground litter
swollen lymph glands, ground litter, catalpa tree: Not so, the only real hazard is like any other tall tree is planting the tree under a power line and the tree growing above the lines and during high winds could break thereby breaking thee power line. The caterpillars only eat catalpa leaves and I doubt...

Trees: Catawba tree disesases, sparse foliage, tree insect
sparse foliage, tree insect, tree vigor: I would fertilize them. Here is how to do this and the web link where you can see the measurements easiler. http://www.state.sc.us/forest/refcare.htm#fert Fertilization aids in maintaining tree vigor, promoting new growth, and overcoming insect, disease,...

Trees: Catawba tree/worms, sphinx moth, central arkansas
sphinx moth, central arkansas, caterpillars: The trees do not actually bear worms but they are attacked by the Sphinx Moth and the caterpillars will eat the leaves. Some Catawba trees are for some reason not attacked. For this reason IF you want the worms I would suggest that you get seed from a tree...

Trees: Catawba trees, metro atlanta ga, fence posts
metro atlanta ga, fence posts, characteristic taste: It is a hardwood and can be used for firewood. The sapwood is narrow and gray, while the heartwood is a grayish brown, tinged with lavvelox. The wood has a faint aromatic odor and no characteristic taste. It is ring porous, straight grained, light and soft....

Trees: Catepillars on Magnolia Tree, magnolia tree, catepillars
magnolia tree, catepillars, caterpillars: I think it is the Omnivorous Looper Caterpillars. They will congregate in the crook of the tree and then migrate to the leaves for feeding. The easiest way to control them is to spray the caterpillars with an insecticide. I would use liquid Sevin. Check with...

Trees: Cedar Trees, cedar trees, tordon
cedar trees, tordon, central mississippi: There are several options to control cedar. They can be killed with the use of prescribed fire, sprayed with a herbicide or for larger trees cut them. The fire will kill the trees but if you have large ones the stem will remain. The herbicide will work best...

Trees: Cedar tree fertilizer, tree fertilizer, chemical fertilizer
tree fertilizer, chemical fertilizer, organic fertilizer: Do not fertilize the trees for at least a year and I would really wait for two years. Trees usually do not need much fertilizer. Too much fertilizer will burn the new roots and cause problems. Can cause root burn from high salts. Trees will show symptoms...

Trees: Cedar tree - juniper, juniperus virginiana, health herbs
juniperus virginiana, health herbs, duke energy: The berries were and are used as a herb but I would not use them in cooking. Here are a couple of web sites that discribes their use. http://www.innvista.com/HEALTH/herbs/juniper.htm http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/duke_energy/Juniperus_virginiana.htm...

Trees: Cherry Blossom Tree - Curling Leaves, cherry blossom tree, record high temperatures
cherry blossom tree, record high temperatures, insect problems: I would say the weatther conditions are the cause--I think you have had near record high temperatures along with the humidity. One good thing anything affecting the leaves of hardwood this late in the season will not usually kill the tree but it may cause...

Trees: Cherry Tree Maggots, fly maggots, wild plums
fly maggots, wild plums, fruit fly: No it will not harm your husband to eat a few insects. There are many cultures that eat insects. We in the Southern U.S. eat wild plums when they are in season and every once in a while you get half a worm in the plum. We just think of it as added protent...

Trees: Cherry Tree, ovipositor, cicada
ovipositor, cicada, globs: Richard, This is a good one. The female cicada uses her ovipositor to make a small slice on the underside of a small branch, typically about the diameter of a pencil. I suppose it is possible that this allows sap to leak, not to repair itself. ...

Trees: Cherry Willow, naked seed, angiosperms plants
naked seed, angiosperms plants, plant reproduction: They are hardwood. Hardwood and softwood differences actually have to do with plant reproduction. All trees reproduce by producing seeds, but seed structures vary. Hardwood trees are angiosperms, plants that produce seeds with some sort of covering. This might...

Trees: Chinese Elm Bleeding Sticky Stuff, orthene acephate, mold fungus
orthene acephate, mold fungus, lady beetles: Sounds like the problem is aphids. Aphids feed on plants by sucking plant sap from the leaves, twigs or stems. When abundant, aphids remove large quantities of sap, reducing plant growth and vigor. Most aphids excrete large quantities of a sweet, sticky...

Trees: Chinese Elm, chinese elm trees, nursery garden
chinese elm trees, nursery garden, freshly cut: IF the sprouts are in the lawn then continuous mowing them down will over time kill them (the roots systems will run out of reserve and stop sprouting). The best way is with the use of a herbicide. IF the sprouts are small (small that you can run them...

Trees: Colorado Blue Spruce Bugs?, colorado blue spruce tree, blue spruce tree
colorado blue spruce tree, blue spruce tree, colorado blue spruce: It does not sounds like an insect or disease problem--these will either have dead branches or the needles turning brown not a overall drooping of the foliage. Conifers produce more cones in response to stress-this is a natural response to produce cone (seeds)...

Trees: Colorado Blue Spruce next to Deck, branch bark ridge, colorado blue spruce
branch bark ridge, colorado blue spruce, branch collar: No it will not harm the tree as long as you do not prune off more than half the crown branches. I would only prune the branches that are rubbing the deck or that hang over the deck low enough to bother you. Current pruning recommendations advise against pruning...

Trees: Colorado Blue Spruce tree, colorado blue spruce tree, branch bark ridge
colorado blue spruce tree, branch bark ridge, blue spruce tree: The crown branches is essentially the top 1/2 of the trees foliage. The deck comment was a typo on my part--I was typing and thinking of something else at the same time. It could be cytospora canker. I missed the comment that the lower limbs were covered...

Trees: Colorado Blue Spruce, colorado blue spruce trees, blue spruce trees
colorado blue spruce trees, blue spruce trees, colorado blue spruce: Blue spruce is also sensitive to herbicides applied to home lawns to control broadleaf weeds. Certain phenoxy-type herbicides may be absorbed by the shallow roots or foliage and cause considerable damage. Some twisting or distortion of new growth may be observed,...

Trees: Colorado Bule spruce, colorado blue spruce trees, blue spruce trees
colorado blue spruce trees, blue spruce trees, colorado blue spruce: They like sunlight and packing them close together made the limbs be in the shade and the tree will shed these. Sounds like the lower limbs of your spruces are shading themselves out. This is a natural occurrence on a spruce with some age, and is more likely...

Trees: Colorado blue spruce, colorado blue spruce, clay soil
colorado blue spruce, clay soil, nursery garden: Try deep watering them by putting 1 inch of water on them--place a pan under the tree turn the sprinkler on and when the pan has 1 inch of water in it stop. Do this every fourth day until it rains. You can but a probe that goes into the ground and hooks to...

Trees: Concern over severing roots of Fir Tree, fir trees, fir tree
fir trees, fir tree, retaining wall: Normally you can cut up to 25% of a trees roots without seriously damaging the tree. The roots zone extends out beyond the foliage area about 1/2 again the size of the branches. If you think of this area as a pie and cut across the pie area this would be...

Trees: Confederate Rose Tree, certified arborist, confederate rose tree
certified arborist, confederate rose tree, green thumb: Kim, It is hard to make to recommendation through this forum for your situation. Contact a certified arborist in your area. Do not hire anyone who tops trees. These folks are not arborists, no matter what is painted on their truck. Good luck ...

Trees: Confederate rose, water soluble fertilizer, granular fertilizers
water soluble fertilizer, granular fertilizers, table spoon: Here is a web link to care of Confederate rose. A good fertilizer ratio for hibiscus is 12-4-18 or a“high bloom” water-soluble fertilizer.Slow-release granular fertilizers, like Osmocote, can be used in combination withwater soluble fertilizer when irrigating.Magnesium...

Trees: Cork Screw Willow Health, cork screw, life span
cork screw, life span, crutch: To tell if the tree is still alive start at the end of a branch and scrape a little of the bark off and if under the bark is green then it is still alive at that point. If the color is brown or not green then the branch is dead at that point--follow down,...

Trees: Corkscrew Willow leaf color, corkscrew willow tree, leaf color
corkscrew willow tree, leaf color, oznet: I would fertilize it with a whole fertilizer such as 13-13-13. Spread the fertilizer under the tree but not within 6 inches of the trunk and water in. I would put about a Lb. out each month until it looks better. I would also add some Iron to the mixture here...

Trees: Corkscrew Willow doing poorly, corkscrew willow, dead limbs
corkscrew willow, dead limbs, mirror image: The gofher more than likely damaged the root system and the tree shows this by part of the foliage dying. The roots are a mirror image of the foliage--cut off some of the roots and a like number of branches will die. Prune the dead limbs off and it should...

Trees: Corkscrew willow tree pest control, corkscrew willow tree, corkscrew willows
corkscrew willow tree, corkscrew willows, tree pest: Generally there will not be many problems. I do not recomend spraying pesticides unless there is a problem so the only prevention is to keep the tree health by fertilizing and watering and watch and IF a problem shows up treat it then. Here is a web link that...

Trees: Cotton-like substace on oak tree leaves, oak tree leaves, systemic insecticides
oak tree leaves, systemic insecticides, nicotine sulfate: Sounds like cottony aphids, an insect. Check and see if there is movement when you touch the cottony stuff. If so these are insects. There also should be some stick liquid on the leaves caused by the insect sucking the plant juices. IF so. Chemical Control...

Trees: Cotton wood trees, grass pollen allergy, pollen allergy symptoms
grass pollen allergy, pollen allergy symptoms, allergy center: It is more than likely an allergy that is afecting Asthma like lung problems. It maybe a combination of plants and dust that are working together. Here is a cite from an article from a Astham and Allergy Center The peak of grass pollen allergy symptoms...

Trees: Cottonless Cottonwood trees, cottonless cottonwood trees, long horned beetle
cottonless cottonwood trees, long horned beetle, ficus trees: Sounds like cottonwood borer. This borer infests the bases of cottonwood and willow trees. The adults of this long-horned beetle are 1 to 1-3/8 inch long and black with numerous patches and transverse white stripes. Adult beetles emerge in late spring and...

Trees: Cottonwood tree transplant, phoenix arizona area, soil mulch
phoenix arizona area, soil mulch, tree shape: Yes you can transplant the tree into the sun and it will do great! Transplanting a large tree is difficult and will require that a large root ball is dug (Go around the trunk out at least 18 inches from the stem and dig down all the way around the tree. Shape...

Trees: Crab Apple Trees, crab apple trees, florel fruit eliminator
crab apple trees, florel fruit eliminator, crab apple tree: Florel Fruit Eliminator will reduce or eliminate undesirable fruit on many trees. Look at: http://www.montereylawngarden.com/info/florel/ I would think that if you sprayed some of the flowers that the fruit production would be greatly reduced. Spraying...

Trees: Crab Apple tree, frogeye leaf spot, crab apple tree
frogeye leaf spot, crab apple tree, premature defoliation: Sounds like a leaf spot more then likely Frogeye Leaf spot or apple scab. Frogeye Leaf Spot of Crabapple. Pathogen: Botryosphaeria obtusa This leafspot disease is a minor problem on most crabapples, although a few exhibit considerable leaf yellowing and...

Trees: Crabapple Trees, crabapple trees, crabapple tree
crabapple trees, crabapple tree, best firewood: Crabapple - Very similar to apple wood in function and flavors. Apple - Perhaps the king of all cooking woods, this is definitely one of the best firewood types. However, it tends to be more rare as firewood because it is quite attractive and can be used...

Trees: Crape Myrtle Trees, crape myrtle trees, full bloom
crape myrtle trees, full bloom, vegetative growth: I would recommend that you prune them. Crape myrtle flowers grow on the seasons new growth. Pruning results in an abundance of new shoots that form flowers. It also reduces the amount of vegetative growth and funnels the energy of the plant into new growth...

Trees: Crepe Myrtle Trees, crepe myrtle trees, spectacular floral displays
crepe myrtle trees, spectacular floral displays, crepe myrtles: Crape myrtle flowers on new growth of the season, so you can prune plants any time during the late winter or early spring before growth begins without loss of flower buds. Avoid pruning in early fall before the first frost, because pruning forces new growth...

Trees: Crepe Myrtle, crepe myrtle tree, professional tree care
crepe myrtle tree, professional tree care, systemic insecticides: The black is a fungus called sooty mold which grows on the sugar excretion from an insect called aphids. Aphids suck the juices from the leaves and secrete a liquid that is high in sugar hense the sticky. Control the aphids and you will control the sooty mold....

Trees: Crepe Myrtles andd Freeze, crepe myrtles, hard freeze
crepe myrtles, hard freeze, crepe myrtle: Yes they should survive the freeze. The way to check if the tree is still alive is to start at the end of a branch and scrape a little bit of bark off the branch if the color under the bark is green then the branch is still alive at this point on the branch....

Trees: Crepe Mytrle trees, garden fertilizer, broadcast application
garden fertilizer, broadcast application, clay soil: Fertilizing would be the best thing for these. A complete general-purpose garden fertilizer -- such as 8-8-8, 10-10-10, 12-4-8 or 16-4-8 -- is ideal for crape myrtle. To newly planted small plants (1-gallon size), apply 1 teaspoon of fertilizer monthly from...

Trees: Crimson Frost Birch Tree, birch trees, winter winds
birch trees, winter winds, birch tree: No do not cut either. If the tree is 20 feet tall then even if the tree continues to be forked at this point the likelihood of it splitting is very low. If the fork was at ground level then it might split at some future time. Cutting the top out of trees is...

Trees: Crypt Myrtle Tree Fungus, systemic insecticides, nicotine sulfate
systemic insecticides, nicotine sulfate, tree fungus: This is called sooty mold. The problem is really an insect called aphids. These soft bodied insects suck the plant juices from the leaves and excrete a substance called honeydew. The honeydew is high in sugar content and tends to be sticky. The sooty mold...

Trees: Cutting pine roots close to the trunk, feeder roots, slab foundation
feeder roots, slab foundation, trunk diameter: If you extend the present concrete slab toward the pine I think you will get some die back of the limbs closest to the slab. If you do this I would fertilize the rest of the trees roots with 10-10-10 fertilizer at the rate of 1 lb per inch of diameter of trunk....

Trees: Cutting down pine trees: what to do with the wood?, resin content, wood protector
resin content, wood protector, paint color: Marilyn, The pine can be used as outdoor furniture as long you apply as preservative, wood protector, etc. There are many choices besides wood arsenates. A stain of paint color of your choice followed by a urethane finish is one way to go. You can...

Trees: Cutting pine trees, colorado rockies, dangerous task
colorado rockies, dangerous task, pine trees: The use of a chain saw can be one of the most dangerous task a homeowner can undertake. Here is a link to a web site called forestry.about.com that has an excellent article on the details of using a chain saw from a trainer in chain saw safety. The article...

Trees: Cypress Italian trees, italian cypress, cypress trees
italian cypress, cypress trees, unch: About once a week if it has not rained recently (dry conditions/drought)and then only about 1 unch of water each week. Place a pan under the tree and water and when the pan has 1 inch of water in it stop. Otherwise the tree is doing fine getting water if it...

Trees: Cypress Tree and Foundations, cypress knees, cypress tree
cypress knees, cypress tree, foundation cracks: Yes. This is a tree that will have root problems in a yard situation. In fact you may in the future experience cypress knees growing form the roots. Two major type problems--roots on the top of the ground making unlevel ground for mowing and roots that may...

Trees: Cypress Tree Knee Removal, cypress knees, cypress tree
cypress knees, cypress tree, cypress trees: If you want to kill the tree yes Roundup will do this . If however you want to kill only the knees then if you spray the Roundup the roots system will take the herbicide up and kill the whole tree. I would suggest if only the knees are the problem cut them...

Trees: Cypress trees, bald cypress tree, cypress knees
bald cypress tree, cypress knees, cypress trees: Well you have picked a tree that will have root problems in a yard situation. Infact you may in the future experiance cypress knees growing form the roots. Two major type problems--roots on the top of the ground making unlevel ground fro mowing and roots that...

Trees: Cyprus trees, forest pest management, cyprus trees
forest pest management, cyprus trees, lufkin tx: Depending on the age of the tree this could be just normal bark patterns. As cypress ages the bark will peel and look as if there may be a problem. Not knowing the age of the tree I lean toward this being normal. To make sure I would suggest you contact the...

Trees: how to care for a plant, landscape plantings, picea abies
landscape plantings, picea abies, tree foliage: This plant is fairly easy to grow, does not take any special soil--a good potting type soil is good if grown in a container, not wet but moist conditions, any well rounded plant food will be good for the plant. Check with a local nursery garden type store...

Trees: caring for citrus trees, heat vent, classic response
heat vent, classic response, folliage: Marta, Without knowing the entire history of this tree I believe the cause of the leaf drop is the move indoors. When the environment changes, either temp or light, around a plant a classic response is to drop its leaves. This also happens if an outdoor...

Trees: carpenter ants, carpenter ants, nest area
carpenter ants, nest area, deltamethrin: The ants are eating the woody part of the inter tree. The living part of a tree is just under the bark. As long as the foliage is green and healthy looking the tree is ok. Carpenter ants do not kill trees. They will hollow out the trunk and this could lead...

Trees: I have catalpa trees how do i find seeds, catalpa trees, insect infestation
catalpa trees, insect infestation, cold frame: Capsules split and disperse seed in late winter or early spring. Collect fruits after capsules brown and begin to dry. Insect infestation is likely if left on the tree too long. Dry, cold storage is recommended. FRUIT: Capsule, 8 -20 long and a/2 wide cigar....

Trees: catawba trees, catalpa sphinx, catalpa worm
catalpa sphinx, catalpa worm, sphinx moth: THE CATALPA SPHINX1 is a common hawk or sphinx moth, (Photo 1) but it is the caterpillar stage, that is most often encountered and best known. The caterpillars, commonly called catalpa worms or catawba worms, feed on leaves of catalpa and often completely...

Trees: catawba trees, disease spores, rust color
disease spores, rust color, leaf spots: Sounds like leaf spots (a disease on leaves). This time of year they do not cause much in the way of problem with the health of the tree. There is not much that should be done now. One can spray with a fungicide but since the leaves will begin to shut down...

Trees: Are cedar trees bad for hardwoods?, cedar apple rust, apple leaves
cedar apple rust, apple leaves, forestry agency: There is a disease called cedar apple rust that will damage apple leaves and fruit. This rust needs two host cedar and apple to complete its life cycle. cedar apple rust does not effect other hardwood trees. I do not think the cedar is causing the problems...

Trees: cedar trees, climax species, forestry agency
climax species, forestry agency, cedar forests: They do reseed but they need sunlight to survive. Seedlings may only be intermediate in shade tolerance; they can survive severe shade for several years, but if not released, they die. Vegetative shoots are more tolerant than seedlings. Although sometimes...

Trees: cedsr tree problem, certified arborist, lateral buds
certified arborist, lateral buds, conifer: Timothy, It would never regain its original form. Conifers just do not have the latent lateral buds like the broad-leafs do. If you did remove the top you certainly would have a plant with a unique form. Good luck If you are satisfied with my...

Trees: central texas oak trees, new leaves, oak trees
new leaves, oak trees, dieback: This has been the top question this spring. Hardwoods have been set back by the late freeze and the new leaves were killed by the frost. But have no fear the tree will re leaf. The foliage may not be as thick as last year since the tree is expending the stored...

Trees: cheery tree, surinam cherry, barbados cherry
surinam cherry, barbados cherry, edible variety: Cherry bonsai trees will do well in parts of the Mid-West and the South where there s lots of moisture in spring and fall and long, cool winters. The Surinam Cherry is a fruiting edible variety. A sub-tropical evergreen with dark green leaves formed...

Trees: cherry blossom tree, cherry blossom tree, sakura cherry blossom
cherry blossom tree, sakura cherry blossom, cherry tree varieties: A large majority of cherry trees in Japan are of the Somei Yoshino and Yamazakura varieties. There are now over 300 species of sakura cherry blossom tree found in Japan that have been hybridized from the original trees that were found throughout Asia. ...

Trees: cherry seeds, cold periods, parent plants
cold periods, parent plants, winter temperatures: Cherry seeds require one to two cold periods in order to germinate. Plant the seeds in pots and set the pots outside for the winter. Many seeds will germinate in the spring provided winter temperatures are consistantly below 40 degrees F. If they don t...

Trees: cherry tree damaged, weeping cherry tree, loose bark
weeping cherry tree, loose bark, wound surface: Prune the broken and/or dead branches and also cut the loose bark off that is peeled away. Cut the loose bark back to the wound surface so there is little jagged edges. This will allow the tree to heal over the wound as it grows. The bark with time will grow...

Trees: cherry tree, countless experiments, growth hormones
countless experiments, growth hormones, potting soil: Yes if you follow the label instructions. Let the product dry on the tree before you allow the kids to play around the tree. The label says 24 hours after spraying. I would spary and not let the children go around the tree until the next day. Here is some...

Trees: chestnut trees from chestnuts, cardboard containers, dry spells
cardboard containers, dry spells, chestnut trees: The chestnuts should be stored in slightly dampened sphagnum moss in a plastic bag, closed with a twist-tie. Keep the bags in a refrigerator at about the level of the vegetable crisper, so that there will be no danger of freezing. Chestnuts start to germinate...

Trees: chewed off bark, apple trees, root system
apple trees, root system, last spring: If the bark is gone all the way around the trunk of the tree then the upper part of the trunk is dead or may die. To check to see if the upper part is alive take a small knife and scrape a little bark off the twigs--if the color under the bark is green then...

Trees: chewed leaves crimson king maple, crimson king maple, catepillars
crimson king maple, catepillars, nursery garden: Spray the foliage with Bt or for a quicker control Orthene. Bt will have to be eaten by the caterpillars and Orthene is a contact insecticide. There are other insecticide that can also be used so check with your local nursery/garden type store and ask for...

Trees: citrus shrub, clemson university, hardwood tree
clemson university, hardwood tree, columbia sc: Chris, I remember this tree from the time I spent at Clemson University. The tree is called Trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata). Good luck Gary If you found this answer useful consider nominating me for volunteer of the month. ...

Trees: citrus trees, heat absorbtion, limestone beds
heat absorbtion, limestone beds, sq ft area: Billy, My first question is why you want to put the grass barrier down and limestone? Is it for weed prevention? I would not go to that expense. You could economically treat and prevent weeds with Roundup and/or cultural methods. Besides you will still...

Trees: clearing wodded area, forestry agency, state forestry
forestry agency, state forestry, wooded area: Well I do not have enough information to wisely answer this question. Clearing a wooded area could mean anything from brush to 75-100 trees. The location of the area would have a great deal with whether someone would come in and buy the trees . An area...

Trees: coast redwood burned in California wildfire, california wildfire, coast redwood
california wildfire, coast redwood, tree trimmer: I do not know the term lace it out . I think I would do nothing right now but wait until late spring and see what does leave out. Some of the scorched branches may still leave out and you do not want to prune a live branch. This spring after leave out you...

Trees: coastal redwoods, coastal redwoods, scotch pines
coastal redwoods, scotch pines, forestry agency: I do not know enough about the soils in that part of Calif. to answer this question. And it sounds like some one needs to look at your situation on the ground so I suggest you contact the Calif. State Forestry agency and ask one of their Forstrs to come out...

Trees: colorado blue spruce, blue spruce trees, colorado blue spruce trees
blue spruce trees, colorado blue spruce trees, colorado blue spruce: A nice feature of this spruce tree is they can be shaped like a hedge. For this type of planting, consider a spacing of five to six feet apart, or two or three off set rows. Then as the trees grow, the ends of the shoots can be trimmed back modestly. This...

Trees: colorado blue spruce, colorado blue spruce, trunk diameter
colorado blue spruce, trunk diameter, monetary damages: The fertilizer will increase the foliage growth and thicken and green up the foliage. It will also add growth to the trunk diameter. I would water when you apply the fertilizer and then again in 3-4 days IF it does not rain--this will dissolve the fertilizer...

Trees: colorado blue spruce growth, blue spruce trees, colorado blue spruce
blue spruce trees, colorado blue spruce, pyramid shape: At that young age the topped tree will catch the others. It will however always be forked at the cut but over time will have the same shape as the other maybe a little fatter. The request to replace the tree should have been made when the top died a new tree...

Trees: concern about tree spikes, boom truck, timber value
boom truck, timber value, spikes: I would not worry about the spikes IF you are talking about just going up and down a minimum of times. Spikes will hurt trees and lower the timber value but you are not concerned about this. I would however require the tree company to sterilize the spikes...

Trees: constant falling leaves, beautiful blooms, magnolia tree
beautiful blooms, magnolia tree, leaf trees: No magnolias are evergreen type leaf trees. Hardwood trees drop their leaves each fall and re leaf the next spring. Magnolia keeps its crown with leaves all year but the leaves do drop but not all at once. Some drop all year. Fertilizing it will make new leaves...

Trees: out of control cherry blossom tree, cherry blossom tree, unwanted vegetation
cherry blossom tree, unwanted vegetation, calm days: Here in the U.S. there is a herbicide called Roundup. This is an excellent herbicide to control unwanted vegetation. Sounds as is the tree has sprouted back out after you cut it--if so, this good for the use of Roundup. Spray the foliage with the Roundup solution--the...

Trees: corkscrew willow, corkscrew willow, sunny area
corkscrew willow, sunny area, ph level: I would use a all around fertilizer like 13-13-13 and put about a lb. per diameter of the trunk--scatter the fertilizer under the crown but not within 6 inches of the trunk. mulch and water. Here are a couple of web sites that have information on Corkscrew...

Trees: cottonless cottonwood tree leaves problem, amount of rainfall, fence line
amount of rainfall, fence line, cottonwood tree: More than likely it is a spot fungus. You have had a unusual amount of rainfall this year and this allowed the fungus to grow much better than normal. Any fungus that infects late in the year is considered not a real health problem due to the fact that the...

Trees: cottonwood trees, adult beetles, cottonwood leaf
adult beetles, cottonwood leaf, brown patches: It could be the cottonwood leaf beetle. Often the sudden appearance of ragged foliage near branch ends and terminals of young cottonwoods will announce a leaf beetle attack. Some leaves will have brown patches where young larvae ate the green tissues. On...

Trees: I have a couple of 2 year old weeping willows and would like to know how to trim them., weeping willows, willow
weeping willows, willow, trees: There is no need to prune (trim) a 2 year old willow. Let it grow. I would not think about any pruning until the tree gets much older and larger. Then only if the over hanging limbs are in the way. At that time a light trimming could be done. The best times...

Trees: crab apple tree w/trunk full of little holes, crab apple tree, plastic drain pipe
crab apple tree, plastic drain pipe, tree diameter: May be borers. I would spray the trunk with an insecticide called Merit. This will kill the borers. Then fertilize the tree this fall and again in the spring with 10-10-10 fertilizer at a rate of 1 lb per inch of tree diameter. Spread this fertilizer around...

Trees: crack/cervice in oak tree and how to treat, red ants, dead cells
red ants, dead cells, bug killer: If the foliage is green and healthy looking do not worry about the crack . Sounds like the tree has a rot inside the trunk. If a tree is damaged a fungus can get into the tree and grow slowly rotting the inside and will over a long time make tree hollow....

Trees: crape Myrtle, myrtles, crape myrtle
myrtles, crape myrtle, foliage: Mio, Cutting these trees back should not have adversely affected the flowering. Crape myrtles are tough and tolerate pruning to tree form. Prune them to a height you like. And go easy on the fertilizer. Too much could encourage foliage over flowers....

Trees: crape myrtle trees, crape myrtle trees, agriculture extension service
crape myrtle trees, agriculture extension service, missouri missouri: Missouri is the dividng line between zones for crape myrtle--the southern half is ok while the northern is not. I would check with the Local Agriculture Extension Service for the exact locattion for you and ask them for advice--you should be able to find them...

Trees: crape myrtles, dwarf crape myrtles, nitrogen fertilizer
dwarf crape myrtles, nitrogen fertilizer, garden beds: Yes too much nitrogen fertilizer will promote leaf growth but not flowers. Trees in the middle of a chemically treated lawn or near garden beds that are heavily fertilized may be getting too much of a good thing when it comes to nitrogen. This promotes healthy...

Trees: crepe myrtle aphids, crepe myrtles, sooty mold
crepe myrtles, sooty mold, flower growth: If there are new aphid signs (new dripping of excrement or the presence of soft bodies on the leaves)-I would continue spraying the insecticide every 5 days. Make sure you spray both sides of the leaves. There is no need to spray for the sooty mold--it is...

Trees: crepe myrtle, lilac, wiegla, slow release fertilizer, flower buds
slow release fertilizer, flower buds, landscape company: The timing of the pruning I think is your problem--The crape myrtle flowers at the ends of its shoots, so one must take care with pruning if flowering is desired. The safest method is to prune only in autumn, and in any case, a good autumn pruning will stimulate...

Trees: crepe myrtles, crepe myrtles, transplanting trees
crepe myrtles, transplanting trees, root ball: There are three main areas that you must be aware of in transplanting trees. 1. Season to do this--the best is time is the early spring. 2. Size of the root ball--the root ball should be dug 12 inches wide for every 1 inch of diamater (a 2 inch diameter...

Trees: crooked willow, corkscrew willow tree, crooked willow
corkscrew willow tree, crooked willow, pipe problem: Common names for trees are difficult because people call trees different names in different parts of the world. I do not know a willow by the name crooked but there is one called corkscrew. The Corkscrew Willow tree, Salix matsudana, Tortuosa , is a small...

Trees: cut roots, state forestry, forestry commission
state forestry, forestry commission, dripline: It depends on how big is the tree, the spread of the crown (foliage), the size of the roots, the depth of the cut and how close to the tree trunk the roots were cut. The overall concern is the amount of the root system that was cut. The root system extends...

Trees: cyprus trees, cyprus trees, canopy area
cyprus trees, canopy area, italian cypress: Drooping limbs on Italian cypress is usually caused by over fertilization, over watering or both. Watering of Italian cypress should be infrequent and deep. Most of the excessive growth could be managed with proper irrigations. Deep watering once a...

Trees: Dahoon Tree, red berries, female flowers
red berries, female flowers, eighteen inches: Possessing male and female flowers on separate plants, at least two Dahoon Hollies(male and female) must be planted in the landscape to ensure production of the brilliant red berries in fall and winter. I would say you have a male tree, the female produces...

Trees: Damage or kill trees???, dripline, shade trees
dripline, shade trees, five feet: If the digging extends under the limbs of the tree the roots will be damaged and there will be at least some die back of the foliage next year from the roots loss. The roots will extend 1 1/2 times the length of the branches and if digging in with in the dripline...

Trees: Damage to Magnolia Bark, wood borers, magnolia tree
wood borers, magnolia tree, loose bark: All you need to do is cut any loose bark off from around the wound. Do not put any wound dressing on it this will slow the healing process. The wound will heal over in time. watch the area and if you see any saw dust this could mean wood borers have entered...

Trees: Damage to an Oak, decay fungi, carpenter ants
decay fungi, carpenter ants, tree paint: The insides of a tree is composed of wood that is not a live. And if anything damages the bark protecting the wood an insect of a decay fungi can enter and rot out the tree. It will continue to live and be healthy. The hollow tree will lose some of its strength...

Trees: Damaged tree trunk., mimosa plant, insect attack
mimosa plant, insect attack, insecticide spray: The best thing to do is prune off the dead or broken off branches and the slices of bark near the wound. The tree will heal over without anything put on the wound. If it had been earlier in the year I would have recommended an insecticide spray to prevent...

Trees: Dead/dying Mimosa Tree, birds and butterflies, mimosa trees
birds and butterflies, mimosa trees, tolerant trees: Paula, Unfortunately your tree has succumbed to mimosa wilt caused by a soil borne fungus called fusarium. Mimosa trees are susceptable at any time and the fungus casues a quick death of the tree. The give-away are the white spots you described in your...

Trees: Dead weeping cherry tree after only 3 weeks, weeping cherry tree, indiana soil
weeping cherry tree, indiana soil, good soil: Sounds like you did everything correct planting the tree and it may just be going through a shock from the process. Start at the top and scrape a small bit of bark off the twig and if the color under the bark is green the tree is still alive at that point...

Trees: Dealing with Bradford Pear Root Suckers, bradford pear, lawn sand
bradford pear, lawn sand, landscaper: Bradford pear do have roots that will come close to or at the surface of the ground. And the roots do tend to sprout suckers when they are exposed. The exposed roots can be covered with not more than 3 inches of soil. For a lawn sand works good and also...

Trees: Deciduous Trees grown indoors, japanese maple bloodgood, dormant winter period
japanese maple bloodgood, dormant winter period, nitrogen and phosphorus: Do not worry about it--it will drop its leaves. even IF it did not it would no effect the health of the tree. This process is more due to the shortening day light hours than to temperature. The tree starts to produce less chorophyll and the leaves turn colors....

Trees: Deer Damage Seedlings, perennial flower beds, garden plantings
perennial flower beds, garden plantings, conifer plantations: There several repellents that wil work on deer. The trick is to repel until spring when the native vegetation has greened up. The deer come to the hgihly fertilized new planted seedlings to get the new fertilized growht. So a repellent will stop this eating...

Trees: Deer eating trees, deer problems, apple trees
deer problems, apple trees, chicken wire: Trees that have been top pruned by deer need to have plenty of water-I would water them every other day until they get more growth (on days it does not rain). I would also If the trees are samll make a cage for them out of chicken wire to keep the deer off...

Trees: Dendrochronology, increment borer, tree cores
increment borer, tree cores, core sample: The best method of back dating a increment borer sample is determine the end that is where the bark (outside edge) is and count the rings back to the year that you are interested in. Each ring is one year so if you are using the 1998 core count back 8 years...

Trees: Determination if a tree is dead, birch tree, eight inches
birch tree, eight inches, front yard: To tell if a tree is still alive start at the end of an outer limb (as far up the tree as you can reach) and scrape a small bit of bark off the branch. If the color under the bark is green the branch is alive at this point on the branch. If the color is not...

Trees: Dimensions of an average oak leaf, shape thanks, foresty
shape thanks, foresty, oak leaf: There is not one size for oak leaves . They vary from small round to slender to large lobed. Here is a site that describes the oaks and in most cases gives the size based on individual species http://www.ag.auburn.edu/hort/landscape/leafid/list.php?vwi=bm9uZQ==...

Trees: Diseased Hackberry tree, orthene acephate, plant foliage
orthene acephate, plant foliage, plant lice: These are an insect called aphids. Aphids are small (1/16-1/8 inch long), soft bodied insects commonly called plant lice or ant cows. Virtually every plant has at least one aphid species that attacks it. These small insects are masters of reproduction and...

Trees: Diseased Walnut, forestry agency, state forestry
forestry agency, state forestry, daily basis: I lean toward this being walnut canker, a disease. I suggest that you call the local office of the State Forestry agency and ask one of their Foresters to come take a look-this is a free service in most states. If it is walnut canker there is not much that...

Trees: Dogwood color, dogwood anthracnose, cherokee princess
dogwood anthracnose, cherokee princess, mike holland: Pick one that is resistance to dogwood anthracnose. A good white dogwood is Kousa Dogwood. Keep them growing healthy and they should be white enough. here is a web link to dogwood growing. http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth/pubs/dogwood/r8-fr14/r8-fr14.htm...

Trees: Dogwood Tree Pruning, dogwood borer, dogwood trees
dogwood borer, dogwood trees, dogwood tree: Normally you should prune in the winter to keep the possibility of Dogwood borers form infesting the wounds. However you can prune now--I would recommend that you prune the branches back flush with the tree trunk and then spray the wound with either Chlorphyrifos...

Trees: Dogwood Tree, dogwood tree, point deer
dogwood tree, point deer, water place: I would fertilize the tree. A young dogwood can be fertilized with up to 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of 12-4-8 per tree in February and mid-June. I would go ahead and fertilize it now and then again in Feb. scatter the fertilizer around the tree and water in good...

Trees: Dogwood Trees, dogwood trees, flowering dogwood
dogwood trees, flowering dogwood, ph soil: Dogwoods prefer moist, well-drained, acidic (5.5 to 6.0 pH) soil that is high in organic matter. While all dogwoods do well in full sun or partial shade, the flowering dogwood prefers partial shade. Good air circulation is necessary to hasten drying of leaves...

Trees: Dogwood tree losing bark, dogwood tree, white fungus
dogwood tree, white fungus, rest ot: If the tree s foliage is good it should be ok--not sure why it is loosing the bark. I would call the local office of the N.C. Division of Forestry (state agency) and ask one of their Foresters to come out and take a look. This is a free service and an on the...

Trees: Dogwood tree, dogwood tree, barking up the wrong tree
dogwood tree, barking up the wrong tree, spokane washington: The way to tell if the tree is still alive is to scrape a small part of the bark off the stem if the color under the bark is green then the tree is still alive if the color is brown then the tree is dead at that point. Start at the the top and move down until...

Trees: Dogwood trees not blooming, inch mulch layer, scotts fertilizer
inch mulch layer, scotts fertilizer, dogwood trees: Never, never use a fertilizer with weed killer under a tree. The weed killer in lawn fertilizers are designed to kill broadleaf plants and not kill grass. These will kill trees or greatly effect the growth of the tree. The lime will not harm the tree. If the...

Trees: Dogwood trees, pink dogwood tree, dogwood trees
pink dogwood tree, dogwood trees, milk jug: Generally dogwoods do not do well from cuttings but are better grown from seed. But if you want to try here is a method. Take cuttings 6-8 long form the end of a twig, remove any leaves from the bottom 1/3 of the cutting. Dip the cutting in the hormone powder,...

Trees: Douglas Fir Root Pruning, douglas fir tree, root system
douglas fir tree, root system, water table: Not good for the tree at all. If you cut more than 30% of a tree s root system you will cause die back of the branches. Digging this close to a large tree you will see next year the limbs on that side of the tree start to die back. There is enough root system...

Trees: Douglas fir beetles, vacation home property, doug fir
vacation home property, doug fir, trap trees: There is a difference in trees that have been attacked and those that are dead from attack. After the tree dies and the beetles hace emerged then thios tree does not contain an active population of beetles and is not a threat in spreading the beetles. (no...

Trees: Dry Rot on Maple Trees, decay fungi, tree diameter
decay fungi, tree diameter, thin bark: decay fungi get into the woody part of trees through wounds. maples have a thin bark and if the bark is wounded then these decay fungi can enter. Decay fungi cause little growth problems with maple BUT can cause the trunk to weaken subjecting the tree to wind...

Trees: Dwarf apple trees, dwarf apple trees, pruning apple trees
dwarf apple trees, pruning apple trees, nonbearing trees: The amount was 7.5 lbs for a 15 year old tree. Yes that is correct. Scatter it under the drip line of the tree and water in. I would wait until there a high prediction for rain and do it then this will save having to water. More than likely it needs...

Trees: Dwarf apple trees, dwarf apple trees, pruning apple trees
dwarf apple trees, pruning apple trees, drip line: More than likely it needs fertilizing and pruning. Apple trees should be fertilized each year in the spring. For optimum tree growth and fruit quality, conduct a soil test every two to three years to determine the appropriate fertilizer and application rates....

Trees: Dwarf Cherry Trees, eastern tent caterpillar, tent caterpillars
eastern tent caterpillar, tent caterpillars, caterpillar hairs: These are eastern tent caterpillers. The eastern tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum, is a pest native to North America. Populations fluctuate from year to year, with outbreaks occurring every several years. Defoliation of trees, building of unsightly...

Trees: Dying Magnolia, few green leaves, forestry agency
few green leaves, forestry agency, magnolia tree: A quick freeze can scorch the leaves and usually these trees will re leaf. There is nothing that you can do but wait and see if the tree does leaf out again. You can check the branches and see if they are still alive by scraping a small bit of bark off the...

Trees: Dying Mimosa Tree, nitrogen fertilizers, systemic fungicides
nitrogen fertilizers, systemic fungicides, resistant cultivars: Sounds like mimosa wilt. Mimosa wilt is the most serious disease of landscape mimosa trees. The disease has spread rapidly throughout the Southeast and is limiting the usefulness of mimosa as a landscape ornamental in that region. This disease is also increasing...

Trees: Dying Pine Tree, randy dogs, certified arborist
randy dogs, certified arborist, tree spade: Randy, Dogs can be blamed for a lot of things, but do not be so quick in this case. Unless you had a tree company come in with a tree spade I suspect the transplanting is the cause. Moving a large tree such as this causes extreme damage to the root...

Trees: daisy tree, root growth, mothers day
root growth, mothers day, daisy: It will not survive the winter there--grows above 30 F. It would be best to transplant it to a large pot and move it indoors. A garage that is not overly heated would be best. Make sure you water it this winter--even though it may not have leaves it still...

Trees: damaged pine trees, florida division of forestry, tall stumps
florida division of forestry, tall stumps, division of forestry: Pines are conifers and unlike hardwoods do not sprout back growth. If there are no limbs below the break then the tree is for all practical purposes already dead. Even if there are limbs the chance of survival is very very low. The best thing to do is to take...

Trees: dead maple tree and cherry tree, cherry trees, start at the top
cherry trees, start at the top, maple tree: It sounds like a drought problem. I would check the tree and see if it is still alive--start at the top and scrape a small bit of bark off the branch end--if the color under the bark is green the branch is still alive at this point on the branch. If the color...

Trees: dead spruce limbs, dead limbs, southwestern ohio
dead limbs, southwestern ohio, seedlings: Yes the dead limbs are from the shading --this is a natural form of self pruning. Unfortunately conifers will not resprout new limbs on the lower trunk. You did not say how large the tree were but I assume they are more then seedlings. What can be done to...

Trees: dead tree roots leaking water, tree stumps, tree roots
tree stumps, tree roots, desert area: This is normal especially a birch cut in the spring. The root system is still alive and the roots are doing their job in the spring --pumping water to the leaves so they will sprout. This is the natural process in the spring. Your tree has no trunk or leaves...

Trees: dead tree, cutting trees, scrub oak
cutting trees, scrub oak, chainsaws: Cutting trees on the ground can be very dangerous on a ladder IS dangerous. What you are proposing will work but be very careful. I would probally cut about three feet sections starting at the top and come down until you have about a 6-7 foot trunk and then...

Trees: death of a hickory, degree weather, frequent rains
degree weather, frequent rains, leaf samples: Bill, Take some leaf samples to your local extension office. They will have the ability to make a pretty good determination of what has happened. I would wait until spring to see if the tree comes back before doing anything drastic. Good luck ...

Trees: dieing weeping willow, female beetles, brood chamber
female beetles, brood chamber, ambrosia beetles: Sounds like the black twig borer. The black twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus, is one of the few ambrosia beetles that attacks healthy plants! This beetle is very small, dark and more or less oval in top view. The largest specimens are just over one-sixteenth...

Trees: digging the soil around tree trunk, feeder roots, drip line
feeder roots, drip line, rock slope: Yes removing 6 inches of soil within 5-6 feet of the trunk will damage the roots of the tree and will result in dieback of foliage or death to the tree. The roots of a tree are simular to the limbs they are large near the trunk and feather out as they go away...

Trees: disease in birch trees, bayer advanced garden tree and shrub insect control, insect populations
bayer advanced garden tree and shrub insect control, insect populations, systemic insecticide: Sounds like an insect called aphids. These soft bodied insects suck the plant juices from the tree and secrete a substance called honeydew. Honeydew is high in sugar content and a sooty mold will grow on the honeydew. This is the black you are seeing. The...

Trees: diseased holly tree?, holly trees, powdery mildew
holly trees, powdery mildew, forestry agency: After answering a question I normally do not get any more information from people on the out come--here is a web site link that discribes powdery mildew and its control. The most common control is sulfur or a fungicide. http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactSheets/powdery/powdery.htm...

Trees: diseased holly tree, sick leaves, powdery mildew
sick leaves, powdery mildew, holly tree: It sounds like you have Powdery mildew, a disease of leaves of many plants. To control this disease you will need to spray the leaves (both sides) with a fungicide. There are several that will work and since I am not sure if one can be found in your location...

Trees: distressed maple tree, warm winter, maple tree
warm winter, maple tree, root system: Need to check and see if it is still alive first--start near the end of a branch and scrape a small bit of bear off and if the color is green under the bark than the branch is a live. If the color is brown then the branch is dead at this point on the branch--if...

Trees: dogwood not flowering, flowering dogwood, understory trees
flowering dogwood, understory trees, light situation: Shelley, These are tough questions. Lack of flowering usually has an environmental cause. I am going to give you some causes and let you see if any fit, this will be the best I can do in this forum. Light has strong influence on flowering. The tree...

Trees: dogwood-only flowered once, flowering dogwood, flower buds
flowering dogwood, flower buds, flower bud: fertilize dogwood Camellia-Rhododendron food, acid based fertilizer, right after they bloom. I can usually expect to see flower buds start to form about 2-3 months later. Or you can use 0-10-10 fertilizer in early to mid-Summer to help induce flower bud...

Trees: dogwood survival, cleveland pear preferance., soil ph range, dogwood tree
soil ph range, dogwood tree, flowering dogwood: The range of flowering dogwood extends from extreme southwestern Maine west to New York, extreme southern Ontario, central Michigan, central Illinois, and central Missouri; south to extreme southeast Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, east Texas; and east to north...

Trees: dogwood tree, dogwood trees, chelated iron
dogwood trees, chelated iron, excessive nitrogen: Alternate flowering is a natural phenomenon that occurs with some trees, such as dogwood. You may encounter this once your trees begin to bloom. In this case, the tree flowers very heavily one year, then fails to flower for one or two years before blooming...

Trees: dogwood tree stump, dogwood tree, leaf buds
dogwood tree, leaf buds, tree stump: This is normal for a tree cut in the early spring. The root system is still alive and the roots in the spring pump water that contains food and minerals to the leaf buds so they will have energy to leaf out. When some tree species are cut in the early spring...

Trees: dogwood tree, gallon milk jug, dogwood tree
gallon milk jug, dogwood tree, insect pressure: Audrey, It could be water. Is the irrigation system for the lawn and the tree is receiveing overspray or is it directly watering the tree. The fact that it is on a mound could mean it is drying a little faster. I would suggest handwatering using...

Trees: dogwood trees, dogwood trees, tree canopy
dogwood trees, tree canopy, branch collar: Yes you can prune dogwoods almost any way you wish. Pruning in the Fall will prevent dogwood borers from attacking the wounds. Dogwood trees adapt easily to a pruning technique called crown thinning, which reduces the height and spread of a tree but maintains...

Trees: Do dogwood trees like alot of water, dogwood trees, mulch
dogwood trees, mulch, irrigation: Erma, It depends. Is the middle of your a swamp? Or do you have irrigation that you run alot? Dogwood will tolerate moist but not waterlogged conditions. When you plant these trees make sure the crown is about 2 above grade and surround with a layer...

Trees: douglas fir tree, douglas fir tree, doug fir
douglas fir tree, doug fir, main stem: This is a sprout from the root system. I would cut it. If left it will sap some of the energy from the main stem. With Doug fir it does not matter when these are cut anytime will be OK. I would cut it to ground level and do not put anything on the cut...

Trees: dwarf magnolia, magnolia tree, 5 senses
magnolia tree, 5 senses, potting soil: The seed should be cleaned before planting or stratifying. To remove the fleshy seed coat, soak the seed overnight in warm water. Remove the seed coat by rubbing against hardware cloth or window screening. After cleaning, the seeds should be sown immediately...

Trees: dying locus tree, wait until spring, locus tree
wait until spring, locus tree, extreme heat: I would think it is the heat that caused the problem. The first thing is to check if the tree is still alive. Start at a end of a branch (if you can reach them the upper branches are the best) and scrap a small bit of bark off the twig. If the color under...

Trees: dying mountain ash, certified arborist, mountain ash
certified arborist, mountain ash, dead areas: Natalie, It sounds like your tree was infected with fireblight. Contact a certified arborist to safely remove the tree and consult with them about replacements suitable for your area. Good luck If you are satisfied with my response please consider...

Trees: dying river birches, feeder roots, flower plants
feeder roots, flower plants, dying river: Sounds like between the cutting of main roots and the dogging of feeder roots the root system of the Tree was badly damaged. This damage will show up as foliage dying. There is not a whole lot that can be done. I would advice watering with about 1 inch of...

Trees: Early leaf drop in an oak tree, leaf drop, oak trees
leaf drop, oak trees, drought conditions: Is sounds like a reaction to the drought. The tree is not getting enough moisture and is shutting down its systems similar to what is does in the fall. If you can reach a branch scape a small bit of bark off the end of the branch and if the color under the...

Trees: Effect of weeping willow on neighbor's garden, root barriers, tree nurseries
root barriers, tree nurseries, weeping willow: The roots will not kill off the garden but they will grow that way since the garden will more than likely be watered and fertilized. Willows seems to grow their roots toward a water source and the garden will be a place they would grow toward. Root barriers...

Trees: Elm Tree, bayer advanced garden tree and shrub insect control, systemic insecticide
bayer advanced garden tree and shrub insect control, systemic insecticide, plant juices: For large trees it is hard to spray insecticides on the foliage so I would recommend using a systemic insecticide. These are taken up by the tree and transported into the leaves and twigs and when the aphids suck the plant juices it kills the aphids. Certain...

Trees: Elm tree diseased, sap sucker, wood pecker
sap sucker, wood pecker, elm trees: This is caused by a woodpecker called a sap sucker. the bird makes these holes and sap forms in the holes. insects come and eat the sap and the bird returns and eats the insects. On elm trees they really do not cause any health problems for the tree. On thin...

Trees: Elm tree pruning., diameter growth, long term health
diameter growth, long term health, bamboo stakes: I would not trim it back just let it grow. Do not fertilize it right now since this will cause it to grow faster and taller without much diameter growth. Sounds like you have done all you can for support, a young tree can take a lot of wind bending without...

Trees: Elm tree with wax scales?, bark crevices, armored scales
bark crevices, armored scales, soft scales: This sounds like European elm scale. The European elm scale is a reddish-brown to purplish scale surrounded by a conspicuous fringe of white, waxy material. They sometimes resemble mealybugs. The mature females are about 1/8 in diameter. The crawlers emerge...

Trees: Emerald Cedar trees, foliage diseases, sticky honeydew
foliage diseases, sticky honeydew, emerald cedar: Very possible if a dog is using your tree. Dog Urine symptoms: Small yellow, brown or black patches of dead foliage at the base of trees. Most foliage diseases will be in groups usually through out the foliage. There is an insect that sucks the plant...

Trees: Emerald cedar tree, emerald cedar, sooty mold
emerald cedar, sooty mold, plant juice: Check to see if the foliage is sticky and if it is the black is a sooty mold that is growing on honeydew. Honeydew is a excrement form an insect called aphids. The aphids suck the plant juice from the plant and excrete honeydew which is high in sugar content...

Trees: English Holly, english holly, holly tree
english holly, holly tree, new leaves: Sounds like there is two thing going on here. The first is woodpeckers--these are called sap suckers--the bird makes the holes in the bark and a small drop of sap is oozed out--insects come to feed on the sap and the bird returns to eat the insects. They do...

Trees: English ivy, herbicide roundup, back to the roots
herbicide roundup, back to the roots, s yard: If you spray the ivy leaves the herbicide Roundup will be transported to the root system and kill the ivy plant. The roundup spray will have no effect on the trees AS LONG AS you DO Not spray the foliage (green leaves)of the tree. If you want to keep the ivy...

Trees: English Oak Tree, water sprouts, leaf mold
water sprouts, leaf mold, styrofoam cup: Oak species are propagated by seed. The acorns are planted as soon as they mature and left outside over the winter. Named cultivars are propagated by grafting. Fast growing sucker shoots (sometimes called water sprouts ) are grafted onto seedlings of the...

Trees: Eucaliptus, eucaliptus tree, size pots
eucaliptus tree, size pots, seed pods: Take the seed from the seed pods and put them in a plastic bags with a damp paper towel. Place this bag with the seed in the refrigerator until spring. In the spring put good potting soil in a tray (about three inches deep) and scatter the seed on the potting...

Trees: Eucaliptus care, eucaliptus tree, liquid fertilizer
eucaliptus tree, liquid fertilizer, water feed: Cathie, Really all you have to do is water, feed and enjoy. Be careful not to over-water. Take your index finger and push into potting media. If it feels dry at the first knuckle, water the plant. If it feels moist, do not water. Get the liquid fertilizer...

Trees: Eucaliptus Tree, herbicide, eucaliptus tree
herbicide, eucaliptus tree, hatchet: Take an axe (hatchet) and cut through the bark into the wood at ground level all the way around the tree. Purchase a herbicide called Roundup and as soon as you make the cut around the tree pour a little Roundup into the cuts. The tree will take the herbicide...

Trees: Eucaliptus, moist paper towel, eucaliptus tree
moist paper towel, eucaliptus tree, refrigerator space: The seed capsules seldom release their seed when humidity is high and temperatures are cool. In order for them to open, they must be kept in a warm, very dry place (most indoor enviroments will suffice) for several days. If Stratification involves complex...

Trees: Euonymus, dark oyster, light infestations
dark oyster, light infestations, winged insects: Sounds like Euonymus Scale. Euonymus scale (Unaspis euonymi): This is the most common and most serious pest found on euonymus. The protective armor covering of an adult female euonymus scale is dark, oyster-shaped and about 1/16-inch in length. Adult males...

Trees: Evergreens, water stress, pine trees
water stress, pine trees, volunteer: April, It sounds like your trees are suffering from water stress that occurred last year. Many times the symptoms are not expressed until the following year. Make sure you irrigate with 1 inch of water each week and be patient. Do not over-water. ...

Trees: Exposed Tree Roots, skyline honeylocust, tree roots
skyline honeylocust, tree roots, root systems: The root systems of trees are normally the size of the crown spread and are in the first foot of soil. Some trees have roots that will as they get older be on the surface. These should be protectd by adding just enough soil to cover them. This protects the...

Trees: Last early spring (2004),..., colorado blue spruce, water stress
colorado blue spruce, water stress, grassy area: jc, I am guessing that your tree is suffering from water stress that intially began last summer. I would water well weekly and see if it comes out of it s funk. Good luck Gary If you are satisfied with my answer please consider nominating me for...

Trees: what eating the tree, moth caterpillars, luna moths
moth caterpillars, luna moths, moth stage: Yes this is sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua. My guess would be a caterpillar stage of the Luna moth Actias luna (Linnaeus. The moth stage are large, beautiful moths with pale green wings, a long tail on each hindwing, feathery antennae, and small markings...

Trees: Why is there so many eggcorns?, cold snowy winter, acorn production
cold snowy winter, acorn production, onion skin: Acorn production depends on the rainfall and cold when the acoen is formed (it takes two years to for an oak tree to mature acorns(. Does not really mean a cold winter--ofcourse unless you beleif the old Wife Tales of weather. Here are a few more tales that...

Trees: emerald isle cyprus, new kid on the block, emerald isle
new kid on the block, emerald isle, mini version: Try going to Monrovia Nursery site and look under locating our plants and enter your Zip code and the site will list the nurseries near you that sell Leyland Cypress. http://www.monrovia.com/PlantInf.nsf/0/5f940fac6a2e1fcf8825684d00711236?OpenDocumen...

Trees: eucaliptus trees, rust fungus, eucaliptus trees
rust fungus, eucaliptus trees, egg yolk: Eucalyptus rust (Puccinia psidii) Puccinia psidii, a rust fungus native to South and Central America and the Carib-bean, causes a serious leaf and shoot disease of a wide range of Myrtaceae (ten generaand 33 species) including Psidium gujava (guava), Syzygium...

Trees: eucalyptus tree, sc forestry commission, cheraw south carolina
sc forestry commission, cheraw south carolina, leaf drop: This could be anything from just a leaf drop to a serious problem. Without looking at the tree it will be hard to determine the proble. I would suggest you contact the SC Forestry Commission and ask one of their Foresters to come out and take a look--this...

Trees: evergreen trees and lye, grub problem, liquid fertilizer
grub problem, liquid fertilizer, lawn diseases: Evergreen trees take no more from the lawn than do any tree. They all will use the fertilizer that is used on lawns but normally the grass gets most of the fertilizer. I have never heard of using lye for lawns care. Lawn burn is a common problem that...

Trees: evergreen trees, july spring, size trees
july spring, size trees, evergreen trees: The best time is early spring after the last frost and up until about the middle of July. Spring is best due to the usual amount of rain that can water the fertilizer into the ground. Use a fertilizer like 20-10-10 which is higher in Nitrogen than a normal...

Trees: evergreen, dead limbs, evergreen trees
dead limbs, evergreen trees, conifers: Conifers (evergreen trees) as they grow will lose the lower limbs due to normal shading. It sounds like this maybe what you have here. I would prune the dead limds but realize new ones will not grow back in the same location on the trunk. So as the tree get...

Trees: excavation near oak trees, high water mark, steep hillside
high water mark, steep hillside, oak trees: I think it would be better to try and center the house between the trees. You will be dugging a large amount of roots but if you stay 6 feet or more from the trees the root systems should be ok. You may see some of the limbs on the cut side die from the root...

Trees: Fast Going Oak trees in Zone 6, nuttall oak, acorn production
nuttall oak, acorn production, sawtooth oaks: I would try nuttall oak. It is similar to pin oak leaves but are more showier in the fall. For oak it is fairly fast grower. Some have produced acorns in limited supply as early as 5-7 years old. They reach maximum acorn production at about 20 years. I have...

Trees: Fertilizing Dogwood Trees, cornus kousa, rhododendrons and azaleas
cornus kousa, rhododendrons and azaleas, dogwood trees: Over fertilization is a frequent killer of young dogwoods. Its best not to fertilize the first year -- allow the root system and the foliage to reestablish a proper balance. A young 6 foot dogwood can be fertilized in February and mid-June. During the summer...

Trees: Fertilizing a maple, tree diameter, drip line
tree diameter, drip line, maple trees: The best fertilizer for maples is 0-10-10 mixture. Maples do not need nitrogen. How to Apply Fertilizer to your Maple Trees*: 1. Use 2 to 4 lbs. of fertilizer per inch of tree diameter. Two light applications (2 lbs./inch of tree diameter)—one in early...

Trees: Fertilizing orange trees, epson salts, lack of magnesium
epson salts, lack of magnesium, nutrient deficiencies: Jim, First, you can not tell if your tree is Mg deficient by looking at it. The only to determine this is to have the leaves tested at a lab. Your extension office can do this. You do not want to just start applying nutrients because you could make matters...

Trees: Ficus tree wood, ficus tree, wood dries
ficus tree, wood dries, hot coals: After the wood dries I would see no problem using it in the fireplace. In fact there is very few trees that could not be used for firewood. Once you get a good bed of hot coals going the ficus wood should do fine. It of course will not burn as well (hot) as...

Trees: Ficus wood, wood dries, hot coals
wood dries, hot coals, ficus: After the wood dries I would see no problem using it in the fireplace. In fact there is very few trees that could not be used for firewood. Once you get a good bed of hot coals going the ficus wood should do fine. It of course will not burn as well (hot) as...

Trees: Firewood, hot coals, woodheat
hot coals, woodheat, wood species: All wood will burn if dry. The moisture content varies by species. Some species split easier than others and make handling the wood better. Pines tend to contain more resin and may over time coat the chimney and require the pipe to need to be cleaned. I like...

Trees: Flowering Almond, flowering almond tree, pink flowering almond
flowering almond tree, pink flowering almond, light pink flowers: The best time is mid Spring. When you get the plant dig the hole twice the width of the root ball or container and plant as deep as the top of the soil in the pot or root ball. Fill the hole with a good potting soil and mulch around the plant with not more...

Trees: Flowering Cherry Tree Losing Its Bark, flowering cherry tree, landscape trees
flowering cherry tree, landscape trees, susceptible trees: Sunscald is a form of injury to the trunk of many landscape trees. Often called southwest injury, it usually occurs on the southwest side of young trees. As the sun shines on the tree trunk, cells within the tree break dormancy and become active. When the...

Trees: Flowering cherry tree, flowering cherry tree, weeping flowering cherry tree
flowering cherry tree, weeping flowering cherry tree, straight branch: Judy, You need to remove the straight branch. Weeping cherries such as you have are grafted plants. The top portion or the scion is the part having the weeping traits. The trunk or rootstock is strictly the carrier for the scion and will produce regular...

Trees: Flowering Dogwood (Deep Pink), moist fertile soils, soil drainage
moist fertile soils, soil drainage, flowering dogwood: Dogwoods are adaptable to several types of soils; however, they naturally grow in moist, fertile soils high in organic matter. They are never found in poorly drained locations in the woods. Their primary demands are good soil drainage and protection from drought....

Trees: Flowering oak, oak leaves, yellow poplar
oak leaves, yellow poplar, catkins: There are many trees in the world that I have not seen but oaks have catkins type flowers not the ones you described. I think what you have is a Tuliptree (Yellow Poplar) Liriodendron tulipifera. Here is a web link to this tree. See if the leaves and flowers...

Trees: Flowering Pear, tree water, root system
tree water, root system, mulch: It is still alive at this point and should leaf out next spring. I would water it once a week if it does not rain. Assuming this is a small tree water with about 3 gallons of water each week. This should be done during the winter until or if the ground does...

Trees: Freeze damage to Japanese Maple trees, japanese maple trees, red japanese maple trees
japanese maple trees, red japanese maple trees, new leaves: Before you decide to trim back the branches you first should check to see if they are dead. Hardwoods after the leaves have been burned by a frost will put on new leaves. Start at the end of the branch and scrape a little of the bark off if the color under...

Trees: Frost bite to shrubery, frost bite, flowering plants
frost bite, flowering plants, frost damage: I would not remove the dead leaves yet. Let the trees re leaf and they should shred the dead leaves on their own. No need to prune until the new growth comes out then if there is dead branches you can prune these later. Pruning now may cut a live branch that...

Trees: Frost Damage, red maple tree, japanese red maple tree
red maple tree, japanese red maple tree, japanese red maple: Just leave it alone and it will leaf out again. There is no need to try and trim the dried leaves this may do harm to the remaining buds. So let the leaves fall off by themselves. The tree will leaf back out--this is a characteristic of hardwood trees. They...

Trees: Frostbit Trees, myrtle trees, new leaves
myrtle trees, new leaves, crypt: Crept Myrtles are a hardwood type tree and will releaf after some damage has taken the leaves off --like frost. They are very resilient and will have no problem with the frost. All it might do is delay the leaves and the flowers until a little later in the...

Trees: Fruit Tree Seedlings, japanese plum tree, miracle after miracle
japanese plum tree, miracle after miracle, ebay seller: Lisa, Loquat is a great tree for the southern regions of the US and is hardy to zone 7. When I was at Clemson University we had a loquat in a protection location, but it never bore any fruit as the fruit and flowers will freeze at 27F. Selling these...

Trees: Fruit Trees, dwarf trees, peach tree
dwarf trees, peach tree, winter protection: Mari, You have come to the right place. Since you are wanting dwarf trees growing in BIG containers is very appropriate. Since they will be in pots you will need to provide winter protection. Trees in the ground have the temperature moderating effects...

Trees: Fruit tree grafting, fruit tree grafting, fruit salad trees
fruit tree grafting, fruit salad trees, genus prunus: Cliff, Have been reading ads for fruit salad trees? Grafting differing fruits onto a single stem is accomplished by using only fruits from the same genus. So apples work, fruits from the genus Prunus (peaches, plums, apricots, etc). Do not expect...

Trees: Fruitless Mulberry Tree, fruitless mulberry tree, drip line
fruitless mulberry tree, drip line, lovely branch: Hardwood trees seem to grow in spurts in height. They grow in height and then seem to stop. They at this time are growing a root system that can support the foliage. This is all normal and as long as the foliage is green and healthy looking there should be...

Trees: Fungus from roots of removed oak tree., dead roots, tree stumps
dead roots, tree stumps, tree roots: This is a fungus that is breaking down the dead roots (seeding up the rotting process). What you are seeing is the fruiting bodies of the fungi. It will not infect the grass and will disappear when the roots are rotted. There is not really a way to control...

Trees: Apricot Tree - Forming sap nodules, apricot tree, sap
Trees: Apricot Tree - Forming sap nodules, apricot tree, sap

Trees: Aspen Trees, quaking aspens, bighorn basin
Trees: Aspen Trees, quaking aspens, bighorn basin, humid conditions

Trees: Aspen Trees roots cut sucker stopper RTU, aspen trees, root growth
Trees: Aspen Trees roots cut sucker stopper RTU, aspen trees, root growth, aspens

Trees: apple trees, apple experts, horse creek
Trees: apple trees, apple experts, horse creek

Trees: Birch Tree, nursery trees, growing trees
Trees: Birch Tree, nursery trees, growing trees, answering the question

Trees: Birch tree; mushroom growth on trunk, birch trees, fungus
Trees: Birch tree; mushroom growth on trunk, birch trees, fungus, soft wood

Trees: bees or wasps swarming and elm tre, little flowers, elm tree
Trees: bees or wasps swarming and elm tre, little flowers, elm tree, nectar

Trees: Catawba tree/worms, catawba tree, caterpillers
Trees: Catawba tree/worms, catawba tree, caterpillers, trees

Trees: Chinese Elm, water softener salt, salt crystals
Trees: Chinese Elm, water softener salt, salt crystals, elms

Trees: Confederate Rose Tree, roses, blooms
Trees: Confederate Rose Tree, roses, blooms, confederate

Trees: Cutting down pine trees: what to do with the wood?, potted plants, vines
Trees: Cutting down pine trees: what to do with the wood?, potted plants, vines, perimeter

Trees: Cypress Tree Knee Removal, ground level, water pockets
Trees: Cypress Tree Knee Removal, ground level, water pockets, stump grinder

Trees: crape Myrtle, crape myrtle tree, bad hair day
Trees: crape Myrtle, crape myrtle tree, bad hair day, landscapers

Trees: Dead weeping cherry tree after only 3 weeks, clay soil, nursery owner
Trees: Dead weeping cherry tree after only 3 weeks, clay soil, nursery owner, gypsum

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Trees: Deer eating trees, loblolly pine, deer problems
Trees: Deer eating trees, loblolly pine, deer problems, field fence

Trees: Dimensions of an average oak leaf, oak leaves, virginia tech
Trees: Dimensions of an average oak leaf, oak leaves, virginia tech, concord

Trees: Dying Mimosa Tree, mimosa tree, kew garden
Trees: Dying Mimosa Tree, mimosa tree, kew garden

Trees: daisy tree, species name, daisy
Trees: daisy tree, species name, daisy, bloom

Trees: Flowering oak
Trees: Flowering oak

Trees: filling small cavities in a tree, wooden dowels, lag bolts
Trees: filling small cavities in a tree, wooden dowels, lag bolts, cavities

Trees: flowering cherry tree, magnifying glass, microscope
Trees: flowering cherry tree, magnifying glass, microscope

Trees: Globe Willows
Trees: Globe Willows

Trees: globe willow, rubbing alcohol, cold season
Trees: globe willow, rubbing alcohol, cold season, weather conditions

Trees: green mold or moss on trunk of tree, pacific northwest coast, wet pacific northwest
Trees: green mold or moss on trunk of tree, pacific northwest coast, wet pacific northwest, fruit spurs

Trees: what to grow under a rooty liquidamber, liquid amber tree, st augustine grass
Trees: what to grow under a rooty liquidamber, liquid amber tree, st augustine grass, grass sod

Trees: growing redwoods, sierra nevada mountains, giant sequoia
Trees: growing redwoods, sierra nevada mountains, giant sequoia, mild temperatures

Trees: Hibiscus Trees in New Jersey, plastic pot
Trees: Hibiscus Trees in New Jersey, plastic pot

Trees: hole in oak tree, mule team borax, twenty mule team
Trees: hole in oak tree, mule team borax, twenty mule team, carpenter ants

Trees: indoor House Trees, maintenance plants, money tree
Trees: indoor House Trees, maintenance plants, money tree, low maintenance

Trees: Japanese beetles eating purple plum tree, purple plum tree, peach trees
Trees: Japanese beetles eating purple plum tree, purple plum tree, peach trees, old goat

Trees: Japanese maple fading, stone mulch, japanese maples
Trees: Japanese maple fading, stone mulch, japanese maples, clay soil

Trees: Japanese maple tree, rest water, powdery mildew
Trees: Japanese maple tree, rest water, powdery mildew, adverse side effects

Trees: Kill a birch tree while standing, good answer
Trees: Kill a birch tree while standing, good answer

Trees: Liquid Amber Tree, root system, roots
Trees: Liquid Amber Tree, root system, roots, trees

Trees: Liquid Amber Trees, liquid amber, trees
Trees: Liquid Amber Trees, liquid amber, trees

Trees: Live Oak Tree, yellow balls, tree cd
Trees: Live Oak Tree, yellow balls, tree cd, what on earth

Trees: Live oak has white sticky substance killing leaves, silk worms, dish soap
Trees: Live oak has white sticky substance killing leaves, silk worms, dish soap, soap and water

Trees: live oak, arborday org, arkanas
Trees: live oak, arborday org, arkanas, hardiness zone

Trees: locus tree thorns, lotus tree, work glove
Trees: locus tree thorns, lotus tree, work glove, thorn

Trees: Magnolia tree, pest control operator, termite damage
Trees: Magnolia tree, pest control operator, termite damage, infrared camera

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Trees: Maple Tree Bark Splitting, black mold, maple tree
Trees: Maple Tree Bark Splitting, black mold, maple tree, red maple

Trees: Mimosa Tree wood, wood burning stove, burns
Trees: Mimosa Tree wood, wood burning stove, burns

Trees: maple tree in houston - zone 9, missouri missouri, red maple
Trees: maple tree in houston - zone 9, missouri missouri, red maple

Trees: Native Palm Trees, pindo palms, types of palms
Trees: Native Palm Trees, pindo palms, types of palms, native palms

Trees: Oak Tree Gall, leaf galls, exit hole
Trees: Oak Tree Gall, leaf galls, exit hole, folk stories

Trees: Oak Tree leaking Sap, oak trees, droplets
Trees: Oak Tree leaking Sap, oak trees, droplets, acorn

Trees: Oak Tree Roots damaging driveway/sidewalk, concrete section, oak trees
Trees: Oak Tree Roots damaging driveway/sidewalk, concrete section, oak trees, concrete pads

Trees: When do Oaks start producing acorns, acorn production, acorns
Trees: When do Oaks start producing acorns, acorn production, acorns

Trees: oak tree gall, tree specialists, galls
Trees: oak tree gall, tree specialists, galls, landscape

Trees: oak tree worms, safety line, houston area
Trees: oak tree worms, safety line, houston area, spider web

Trees: olive trees, olive tree, black olives
Trees: olive trees, olive tree, black olives, olive trees

Trees: ornamental plum trees, plumtree
Trees: ornamental plum trees, plumtree

Trees: Pink Flowering Almond Tree, natural medecine, adhesive substance
Trees: Pink Flowering Almond Tree, natural medecine, adhesive substance, almond trees

Trees: Plant experiments, next level, plants
Trees: Plant experiments, next level, plants

Trees: Planting Weeping Willow Trees, higher ground, suckers
Trees: Planting Weeping Willow Trees, higher ground, suckers, willow

Trees: Poplar Tree Roots & House Foundations!, expansive clay soil, soil compaction
Trees: Poplar Tree Roots & House Foundations!, expansive clay soil, soil compaction, liters of water

Trees: Poplar Trees, poplar trees, root system
Trees: Poplar Trees, poplar trees, root system, seperately

Trees: Possible Galls on Oak Tree, galls, neighbors
Trees: Possible Galls on Oak Tree, galls, neighbors, trees

Trees: Preventing Poplar Tree Fluff, desirable types, florel
Trees: Preventing Poplar Tree Fluff, desirable types, florel, pressure sprayer

Trees: Princess Flower tree, wine barrels, wine barrel
Trees: Princess Flower tree, wine barrels, wine barrel, tropical weather

Trees: Purple Plum (ornamental), purple leaf plum trees, japanese beetles
Trees: Purple Plum (ornamental), purple leaf plum trees, japanese beetles, humus

Trees: pine tree, fence line, rented property
Trees: pine tree, fence line, rented property, potential hazard

Trees: Does a plant grow better in no light or artifical light, few days, sun
Trees: Does a plant grow better in no light or artifical light, few days, sun

Trees: propagating cherry tree, aggie horticulture, rootstocks
Trees: propagating cherry tree, aggie horticulture, rootstocks, cherry trees

Trees: purple robe locust, club foot, rootstock
Trees: purple robe locust, club foot, rootstock, graft

Trees: Red Oak Sap Problem, lady bugs, aphids
Trees: Red Oak Sap Problem, lady bugs, aphids, next morning

Trees: Red oak damaged from herbicide, plant growth hormones, soil bacteria
Trees: Red oak damaged from herbicide, plant growth hormones, soil bacteria, humic acid

Trees: Redwood Burl, peat moss, wet roots
Trees: Redwood Burl, peat moss, wet roots, inch pots

Trees: Redwoods and Cicadas, cicada songs, edmonton alberta canada
Trees: Redwoods and Cicadas, cicada songs, edmonton alberta canada, natgeo

Trees: River Birch Trees, birch root, river birch
Trees: River Birch Trees, birch root, river birch, root systems

Trees: river birch trees leaking water, dry weather, dripping water
Trees: river birch trees leaking water, dry weather, dripping water, trees

Trees: root/tree suckers, pick axe, wood chips
Trees: root/tree suckers, pick axe, wood chips, clumps

Trees: Shamel and Raywood Ash Trees, shamel ash, ash trees
Trees: Shamel and Raywood Ash Trees, shamel ash, ash trees, surface roots

Trees: Sycamore tree insects, little bugs, hyland
Trees: Sycamore tree insects, little bugs, hyland, sycamores

Trees: seeping oak tree, slime flux, oak tree
Trees: seeping oak tree, slime flux, oak tree

Trees: shamel ash tree, drip line, soil testing
Trees: shamel ash tree, drip line, soil testing, root zone

Trees: sprouting roots, bradford pear tree, top soil
Trees: sprouting roots, bradford pear tree, top soil, red clay

Trees: stump removal, onsite power, cutting edges
Trees: stump removal, onsite power, cutting edges, root system

Trees: Transplanting forest trees, dirt ball, calculation error
Trees: Transplanting forest trees, dirt ball, calculation error, root disk

Trees: Tree suckers, soft copper tubing, inch diameter
Trees: Tree suckers, soft copper tubing, inch diameter, dead as a door nail

Trees: Trees, mature tree, maple tree
Trees: Trees, mature tree, maple tree, half times

Trees: Tri Color Beach Tree, tri color, leaves
Trees: Tri Color Beach Tree, tri color, leaves, sun

Trees: Twice blooming Magnolia tree, magnolia tree, bridgeport connecticut
Trees: Twice blooming Magnolia tree, magnolia tree, bridgeport connecticut, newbury berkshire

Trees: tabebuia tree, leaf drop, blooms
Trees: tabebuia tree, leaf drop, blooms, temperature variations

Trees: what tree is this, inch holes, tree of heaven
Trees: what tree is this, inch holes, tree of heaven, mimosa

Trees: Is my tree dying??, flower buds, boring holes
Trees: Is my tree dying??, flower buds, boring holes, flowering cherry

Trees: tree forestry
Trees: tree forestry

Trees: tree fungus, tree mushrooms, medicinal fungi
Trees: tree fungus, tree mushrooms, medicinal fungi, mulberry tree

Trees: tree grubs, pencil shavings, grub stage
Trees: tree grubs, pencil shavings, grub stage, crazy food

Trees: tree identify, kousa dogwood tree, small dogs
Trees: tree identify, kousa dogwood tree, small dogs, ornamental tree

Trees: tri-color beech, micro nutrients, nutrient problems
Trees: tri-color beech, micro nutrients, nutrient problems, landscaper

Trees: trimming a large mulberry tree, asker, answers to questions
Trees: trimming a large mulberry tree, asker, answers to questions

Trees: trimming weeping willow, weeping willow, willow tree
Trees: trimming weeping willow, weeping willow, willow tree, 3 feet

Trees: Weeping Cherry Stunted, buds, roses
Trees: Weeping Cherry Stunted, buds, roses, bush

Trees: Weeping Cherry stress/disease?, weeping cherry, resin
Trees: Weeping Cherry stress/disease?, weeping cherry, resin

Trees: WHITE DOGWOOD TREE, dogwood tree, flower buds
Trees: WHITE DOGWOOD TREE, dogwood tree, flower buds, reproductive cycle

Trees: white pine problem, white pine weevil, nurse crop
Trees: white pine problem, white pine weevil, nurse crop, rotation age

Trees: failing yellow magnolia, powdery mildew, white fungus
powdery mildew, white fungus, fungus growth: It is possible for powdrey mildew to kill young trees. The main root problem for magnolia is vercillium wilt which also have about the same symptoms. But these symptoms can be caused by other problems like roots being bound by not removing the burlap from...

Trees: fallen oak tree, texas forest service, urban foresters
texas forest service, urban foresters, forestry council: Check with the Houston Regional Forestry Council and they should be able to help. The web link is http://www.houstonareaurbanforestrycouncil.org/newpages/directory.html OR the Urban Foresters with the Texas Forest Service located in Houston. Their contact...

Trees: fat albert blue spruce, fat albert blue spruce, feeder roots
fat albert blue spruce, feeder roots, slow grower: Here is a copy of the answer about the blue spruce and the pool. I know nothing about how the answers are posted or how to correct any problems with not getting the answers. Maybe this answer will get to you. No there will be NO problem with the roots...

Trees: fertilizer on blue spruce trees, blue spruce trees, slow release fertilizer
blue spruce trees, slow release fertilizer, growing seasons: Most current research shows trees developing root systems faster without additional nutrients being made available. Hence, for rapid establishment of that plant part which is most needed when planted in its ultimate location, little, to no fertilizer is recommended....

Trees: fertilizing Bartlett pear, bartlett pear, balanced fertilizer
bartlett pear, balanced fertilizer, fertilizer applications: Vigorous shoots are more vulnerable to fire blight, so if blight is a problem, use little or no fertilizer. As a general rule for newly planted trees when growth begins, apply 1/2 cup of balanced fertilizer (13-13-13 or equivalent) in a 2 foot circle around...

Trees: fica trees, little bit, leaves
little bit, leaves, trees: About the only thing you can do is wait and see. To tell if a branch is dead you can scrape a little of the bark starting at the top and see what color is under the bark--if it is green then the branch is still alive at this point of the branch--If the color...

Trees: are ficus trees bad for a yard?, ficus trees, ficus tree
ficus trees, ficus tree, new roots: Yes large fisus trees will entend their roots and cause problems with sidewalks driveway and sprinkler systems. The roots can be pruned and stop the growth toward the driveway. This can be done by digging a trench through the root system along the property...

Trees: ficus trees, ficus trees, plumbing pipes
ficus trees, plumbing pipes, toilets and bidets: in general, ficus trees are to be avoided more, even, than crab grass or poison ivy. Planted anywhere in the neighborhood, their roots will lift walls and driveways, seek out swimming pools and crack the lining, and find their way through the sewer lines into...

Trees: fig leaves, ficus trees, ficus religiosa
ficus trees, ficus religiosa, ficus carica: There are 800 different species in the genera Ficus or fig trees. The one in the picture is Ficus religiosa. One of the ones with fruit and lobed leaves is called Common fig, Ficus carica. Some ficus trees are used as an inside plant for decoration. On the...

Trees: filling small cavities in a tree, silicon caulk, lag bolts
silicon caulk, lag bolts, four holes: Do nothing to the holes. The tree will heal over the wounds by itself. Anything put on or in the holes will stop or slow this healing process. You can spray the areas with an insecticide for borers and this will protect the tree from attack. Check with your...

Trees: fir tree, fir tree, douglas fir
fir tree, douglas fir, best time: You can go ahead and cut it off or you can leave it. If it is left you may have a forked tree when it gets older and this may lead to one of the branches breaking off leaving only half a tree. If it is cut now the tree will fill out over time in to a one stem...

Trees: fish pond around tree, drip line, fish pond
drip line, fish pond, maple tree: Do not go any closer than the drip-line of the foliage--the drip-line is the area that the branches would make a shadow IF the sun were directly over head. If you outline the ends of the tree s branches on the ground this is the area to stay out of. The tree...

Trees: flowering almond tree, flowering almond tree, drought conditions
flowering almond tree, drought conditions, early spring: Kevin, Not really. Inconsistent flowering in trees is typically a resonse to environmental conditions. It could be water related especially if you have had drought conditions the previous year. I would make sure the tree is well watered this year. ...

Trees: flowering cherry tree, flowering cherry tree, pink blossoms
flowering cherry tree, pink blossoms, pink flower: Here is a web slink to SC extension Service information on flowering cherries. There are several varieties and some weep some do not. These are listed here. I would select the one you wanted and then go to a regular nursery to select the tree. Places like...

Trees: flowering plum trees, flowering plum trees, adequate irrigation
flowering plum trees, adequate irrigation, certified arborist: George, The only advice I can give since I can not see the trees, soil, etc. is to make sure they are recieving adequate irrigation, fertilization, pest control. The trees may benefit from selective pruning from a certified arborist. That is about as...

Trees: forest pansy tree, forest pansy tree, redbuds
forest pansy tree, redbuds, front yard: Since the branches are dead the tree is already looking lopsided. I would definately prune the dead branches- diseases enter through dead branches and these need to be cut and distroyed. I would then think about shaping up the rest of the tree by pruning back...

Trees: freeze damage to cherry tree, yoshino cherry tree, degree temps
yoshino cherry tree, degree temps, freeze damage: There is not anything except make sure it has water during times of no rainfall. You can check and see if the tree is still alive. Start at the end of an upper branch and scrape a small bit of bark off the twig. If the color under the bark is green then the...

Trees: freeze protect recently planted Shamel and Hong Kong?, box trees, shamel
box trees, shamel, hard freeze: The box tree and the ash should not have any problems IF you mulch around them with about 3 inches deep of mulch. This will keep the roots from freezing. The Hong Kong Orchid tree is a warm weather tree and it may have problems with the cold. The best...

Trees: freeze provention, trees and shrubs, smoke stack
trees and shrubs, smoke stack, pot belly: Most trees if native to the area will not need freeze protection. Shrubs and some small trees can be covered with a cloth covering --this will hold the heat in and keep them from freezing. Do not use plastic covering this will not hold the warmth. When the...

Trees: frostbit ficus tree, ficus trees, ficus tree
ficus trees, ficus tree, upper portions: There is really not anything you can do except wait and see if the tree is dead. It should put on new foliage this spring. The new may come as new sprouts from the root system. The upper portions of the tree may have been killed by the frost. I would expect...

Trees: frostbitten trees and shrubs, holly bushes, trees and shrubs
holly bushes, trees and shrubs, black leaves: Hardwood trees and shrubs have the capability of re sprouting new leaves after an early frost kills back the new leaves. There is not anything that can be done to aid this except to water if it goes more than a week without rain. If you want someone to come...

Trees: fruitless plum, fruitless plum trees, trunk diameter
fruitless plum trees, trunk diameter, heavy rain: It sounds like a response to the borers. If you see any fresh signs of dust, oozing I would spray the area again. It some times take a couple of sprayings to kill borers. Fertilizing the tree will help improve the tree s health and make it less desirable...

Trees: fungus on alot of my trees, soil need, forestry agency
soil need, forestry agency, state forestry: What you are describing is lichens but these will not harm the tree. Since diseases usually do not effect different species of trees at the same time sounds like you may have an evirnomental type problem--fill dirt, fill line from a septic tank, etc. I would...

Trees: fungus on trees, dish detergent, landscape trees
dish detergent, landscape trees, high school science: These are called Lichens. The soap will not effect them. The main problem is more than likely the declining health of the trees. I would recommend that the trees be fertilized and the dead branches or branches that are crossing be pruned off. Nature is full...

Trees: fungus under pine, fungus flower, northern suburb
fungus flower, northern suburb, pine needles: There are many fungi that grow in damp places. The part of the fungi you are seeing are mushrooms or as you said the flowers of the fungi. These are not the mushrooms one would eat!!! They do no harm--these fungi are breaking down the natural litter layer,...

Trees: Giant Green Thuja Trees, swamp maples, wet soil
swamp maples, wet soil, heavy soil: Arborvitae WILL GROW IN ADVERSE SOIL CONDITIONS like heavy soil, that s clay (argillaceous soil), wet soil (that s saturated soil), rocky soil , sandy soil (arenaceous soil) and somewhat acidic soil or basic (alkali) soil. The depth of planting will be...

Trees: Globe Navajo Willow, north central illinois, illinois state university
north central illinois, illinois state university, navajo: Nita, It may be water. Since we are almost neighbors, I am at Illinois State University, I know a little about the recent rainfall in IL. Water the tree with one gallon of water ONCE a week. Don t be tempted to over water. It also may be insect related....

Trees: Globe navajo Willow, willows, navajo
willows, navajo, willow: They can be left as is or if you want a more tree look to the willow you can prune them off. I would go ahead and prune them off now and then next spring the tree will leave out. Willows will sprout easily so do not be surprised if the limbs sprout back next...

Trees: Globe Willow Issue, colostate edu, plants index
colostate edu, plants index, saprophytic: I think what you are discribing is a disease called Frothy Flux. It is the result of a yeast or other saprophytic or secondary organism that invades the tree through a wound, causing the fermentation of the plant tissue. In your case there is also a borer...

Trees: Globe Willow Tree, lawn fertilizer, weed and feed
lawn fertilizer, weed and feed, willow tree: Usually trees need 1 inch of water each week but willows need more I would water twice a week with 1 inch each time. Place a pan under the tree and turn the sprinkler on and when the pan has 1 inch of water in it stop. If you have not done so mulch around...

Trees: Globe Willow Trees, chlorine bleach solution, fast growing trees
chlorine bleach solution, fast growing trees, slime flux: The problem you described on globe willow is very likely slime flux as you suspect. This bacterial disease of trees is also known as wet wood disease. Globe willows are one of several fast-growing trees subject to this disease. It is not possible to...

Trees: Globe Willow, dead limb, friday afternoon
dead limb, friday afternoon, stimulant: Sounds like the stress of the planting caused the foliage to die back. Start at the end of the branch and scrape a small bit of bark off the twig. If the color under the bark is green the branch is still alive at this point on the branch. If the color is not...

Trees: Globe Willows, organic fertilizer, inch diameter
organic fertilizer, inch diameter, tree trunk: I would try fertilizing the trees. Organic fertilizer high in nitrogen works well. You can use Miracle Grow, a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 fertilizer. Avoid fertilizing the tree directly. Instead, fertilize the trees soil. Use about 1 lb. per diameter of the tree...

Trees: Globe Willows, root respiration, soil ball
root respiration, soil ball, moist soils: The biggest cultural problem of the Globe Willow in Western Colorado is over-watering even though this tree is said to be a high water using plant. While willows are tolerant of moist soils, they still need an abundance of oxygen in the soil for root respiration...

Trees: Globe willow, willow branches, leaves fall
willow branches, leaves fall, hair cutting: The best times to prune willows trees are in the late summer or early fall. This variety bleeds sap, so it is important to prune when the sap is bleeding the least. I would think more of giving it a hair cut than the normal pruning of cutting off branches....

Trees: GoldenRain Tree, golden rain tree, tap root system
golden rain tree, tap root system, soil mulch: The major roots of Golden rain tree is a tap root system. The side roots are fibrous and cause no problem with sidewalks or foundations. The roots will extend about twice the size of the width of the foliage and be about 6-18 inches under the ground. Their...

Trees: Good morning! (Or afternoon)..., researching careers, time austin
researching careers, time austin, math and science: Austin: For a good back ground before you attend College you will need a sound Math and Science understanding. I would take all the Math cources and Science cources you can. There is a web site that deals with Forestry called forestry.about.com. Here you can...

Trees: GRUBS ON MY FRUIT TREE, white grubs, fruit tree
white grubs, fruit tree, roots: I really need some more information to answer this question--where are the grubs located, what part of the tree they are attacking, what type fruit tree do you have, the area you are located., discribe as best you can the grubs (a picture would really...

Trees: Grass clippings under pine trees, grass clippings, unwanted vegetation
grass clippings, unwanted vegetation, root collar: Any mulch should not be thicker than 4 inches--grass is ok the leaves are better. Keep the mulch away from the trunk about 6 inches. The rotting grass will heat up and you do not want this heat near the root collar of the tree (around the trunk at ground level)...

Trees: Green Giant, green giant arborvitae, jolly green giant
green giant arborvitae, jolly green giant, western redcedar: It does best in Partial Shade/Full Sun. Total shade will stunt the tree. Green Giant s most vigorous growth will be in full sun, but it will also perform well in light shade. The original Green Giant got its name not from ancient lore, but from unusually...

Trees: Green Giants, woodland trees, dry spells
woodland trees, dry spells, dappled shade: They will do well in sun or partial shade. Sounds like it is a combination of the freeze and planting shock that has put a stress on the foliage. They should grow out of it just keep them watered during dry spells--water with 1 inch of water per week --place...

Trees: Growing tree from larger one, deciduous shrubs, deciduous plants
deciduous shrubs, deciduous plants, rooting cuttings: You can use either a softwood cutting or a hardwood cutting. Softwood cuttings are taken from new growth of the current season. They are used for propagating deciduous shrubs such as forsythia and lilac. They are generally the easiest to root and don t require...

Trees: Growing trees indoors, woody plants, tomato plants
woody plants, tomato plants, growing trees: Chriss, This is a tall order. I do not think getting woody plants to grow quickly in a matter of weeks is a doable project. You can demonstrate of trees grow by using tomato plants. They have roots, stems, and leaves just like a tree. Good luc...

Trees: Growing trees from seed, magnolia tree, potting soil
magnolia tree, potting soil, window screening: If the seed is to be kept for any length of time, the red pulp should be allowed to dry enough to lose its fleshy character, placed in sealed containers and stored at 32 to 41 degrees F. If stored over winter at room temperature seed will lose its viability....

Trees: globe cedars, root system, globe
root system, globe, deer: I would leave them as is until the new growth starts then you can cut the dead parts off. You may find more of the tree is alive than you thought. Of course this depends on the size of the trees. I would wait and see what sprouts back before I started over....

Trees: globe willow, soil testing lab, test soil
soil testing lab, test soil, trees and shrubs: I would fertilize them. The amount of fertilizer that a plant needs varies based on many factors, like the age of the plant, soil type, pH level and much more. The most accurate way to determine the amount of fertilizer a plant needs is to do a soil test....

Trees: globe willow, chlorine bleach solution, fast growing trees
chlorine bleach solution, fast growing trees, slime flux: The problem you described on globe willow is very likely slime flux as you suspect. This bacterial disease of trees is also known as wet wood disease. Globe willows are one of several fast-growing trees subject to this disease. It is not possible to...

Trees: grafting trees, grafting trees, how to graft trees
grafting trees, how to graft trees, bradford pear: Here are a couple of web sites that will discribe how to graft a tree. The first is a how to book from Extension the other link is an ad for books on grafting. I would also check with your local State Extension office and see if they have some printed information...

Trees: green dots on oak leaves, insect galls, leaf galls
insect galls, leaf galls, western sierra: Yes those are leaf galls caused by insect laying it eggs on the leaf. This looks like a very minor infestation and would not need to be treated. For insect galls to effect the growth or the leaf fall the numbers would be many many times the ones in the picture....

Trees: green mold or moss on trunk of tree, ball moss, sodium bicarbonate
ball moss, sodium bicarbonate, pecan orchards: Sounds like lichens. When lichen is wet from rain or dew, it grows actively. It also likes sunshine, and will grow well in winter after the leaves have fallen from deciduous trees and no longer block the light, or on trees with badly thinned canopies. ...

Trees: green stuff on my trees, blue green algae, green alga
blue green algae, green alga, polluted atmosphere: These are lichens and not a problem. Lichens are organisms consisting of a fungus and a green or blue-green alga growing together in a mutually beneficial, symbiotic, relationship. The entire structure, called a thallus, is so different structurally from...

Trees: what to grow under a rooty liquidamber, dense canopies, liquidamber tree
dense canopies, liquidamber tree, surface roots: The full sunlight would give vinca problems. If there is that much sunlight grass should not be a problem to grow. Here is a newer plant that some are using as a ground cover. I would suggest that you visit a local nursery and ask them what would be good...

Trees: growing redwoods, lake champlain valley, arnold arboretum
lake champlain valley, arnold arboretum, tree saplings: IF you wanted to try it I would start with seedlings or saplings. It is very successful in the Pacific Northwest from western Oregon north to southwest British Columbia, with fast growth rates. In the northeastern USA there has been some limited success...

Trees: growing one tree from another grown tree, nancy nancy, indirect sunlight
nancy nancy, indirect sunlight, orange trees: Nancy, A terminal cutting is taken from the end of a branch. This is where the youngest tissue is and where the cutting will most likely root. After roots start to be formed remove the plastic bag and start treating like a normal plant. Once a healthy...

Trees: growth after tree removal, little trees, hardwood trees
little trees, hardwood trees, maple trees: 1. Root systems of hardwood trees will sprout new plants. Spray the new sprouts with a herbicide called Roundup. The foliage will take up the herbicide and move it to the root system and kill the roots and the sprouting will stop. Roundup will kill any green...

Trees: growths on oak trees, agrobacterium tumefaciens, soil bacteria
agrobacterium tumefaciens, soil bacteria, baseball size: It is the same oak not two different oaks. These are called burls or crown galls. Burls are basically benign tree tumors that cause growth with an irregular grain structure. Burls are treasured for their irregularity and the colors associated with this sporadic...

Trees: grub worm, popillia japonica newman, green june beetle
popillia japonica newman, green june beetle, grub worms: All lawns have a low population of white grubs but usually the numbers are low and do not damage the lawn. White grubs (grubworms or simply, grubs) are the C-shaped larvae of a large group of beetles called scarabs. Many species of scarabs are found in the...

Trees: grubworms (?) as larvae on tress, mature larvae, grubworms
mature larvae, grubworms, black locust: The common bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis (Haworth), is an interesting caterpillar. The most commonly observed form of this pest is the spindle-shaped silk bag camouflaged with bits of foliage, bark and other debris (Fig. 1). Completed bags range from...

Trees: gumballs, tulip tree scale or thrips, monterey chemical company, flower clusters
monterey chemical company, flower clusters, sweetgum trees: There is now a product available to stop the fruiting of sweetgum trees. The material is Florel Fruit Eliminator, made by Monterey Chemical Company. It is available through normal wholesale distribution channels and is becoming more common in retail garden...

Trees: Habiscus tree, lowes home, container media
lowes home, container media, home depot: Lisa, There probably was an infestation in the container media the plant was sold in. Take it back to the garden center or where ever you bought for them to remedy the situation. If you bought this at Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot get a refund and take yoour...

Trees: Hail Damage, forestry agency, hail storm
forestry agency, hail storm, hail damage: These trees may be in trouble. I would suggest you contact the State Forestry Agency in your area (assuming you are in the US) and ask one of their Foresters to come evaluate the damge and advise you. Their phone number should be listed in the local phone...

Trees: Hardscape selection under CA Black Walnut tree?, black walnut tree, great trees
black walnut tree, great trees, material thanks: Mike, Mature walnuts are great trees but for every good thing there are always drawbacks. Any hardscape is going to stain. Planting will be problematic. There is a compound called juglone produced by walnuts. This juglone inhibits the growth of other...

Trees: Harvesting trees on residential properties, state forestry, suburban property
state forestry, suburban property, residential properties: Well it will all depend on the location of the tree -close to the house and/or power lines, small town versus a large town, etc. If you are in the US I would suggest you look in your local phone book for the State Forestry Angency and call them and ask if...

Trees: HELP! They trimmed my pines TOO MUCH, planting shrubs, row of pines
planting shrubs, row of pines, timber companies: Pruning the lower limbs of pines will not effect their health. Timber companies prune the lower 16 feet of pines to creat a clear lower trunk so the limber will not have knots in it. The tree will not grow back these limbs. You have lost some of your sound...

Trees: Health of Newly Planted Ponderosa Pine, planting a tree, pine tree
planting a tree, pine tree, deep water: I would say under watering. A tree needs about 1 inch of water per week. 15 minutes of sprinkler for lawns may not be enough to get enough water deep enough for the root to use. The soil needs to be wet down to 12 inches at least. I would place a pan under...

Trees: Hemlock Trees, hemlock trees, systemic insecticide
hemlock trees, systemic insecticide, plant juices: I think he is right and spraying a systemic insecticide is the best solution. Most of these insects suck the plant juices and an insecticide that gets into the plants system will be more effective. Here is a web link that discribes some of the major insects...

Trees: Hemlock Trees, canadian hemlocks, fertilizer recommendations
canadian hemlocks, fertilizer recommendations, trees and shrubs: Richard, I am suspecting your hemlocks may need some water. These plants would not gochlorotic in the time frame you have described. They were planted in the summer and may not have been watered enough. Many trees and shrubs really require consistent...

Trees: Hemlock trees, forestry agency, hemlock trees
forestry agency, hemlock trees, urban forestry: It is hard to give you advise from the discription you gave. Hemlocks like sun or a little shade that might be your problem or it maybe needing fertilizer. I would check with the Ohio Forestry agency and ask one of them to come take or look or talk to them...

Trees: Hi, I have a question regarding..., shallow roots, cottonwood trees
shallow roots, cottonwood trees, stately tree: Jolanta, Without seeing the growing situation I can not make a judgement as to whether these trees were or were not a hazard. I have to assume the reason they were removed was legitimate. Cottonwood is a common name for several trees in the Populus...

Trees: Hibiscis Tree, windstrom, scenerio
windstrom, scenerio, worse case: Sharon, I would use individual stakes to support the downed stalks while the tree will hopefully straighten out. The worse case scenerio is that you may have to prune the damaged stalks off. In the long run this may be the most benefical treatment for...

Trees: Hibiscus Trees in New Jersey, plant annuals, two trees
plant annuals, two trees, nurseryman: Robert, Your local nurseryman is correct. The hibiscus you have are hardy to zone 8-9 and New Jersey is zone 6. Wrapping these plants in a down jacket will not allow them to survive outdoors. Depending on how much you spent, if it was not alot, consider...

Trees: Hickory suddenly dying or dead, hickory trees, record period
hickory trees, record period, water place: I would say it was the drought that caused the hickory to drop its leaves. Hardwoods have the capacity to leaf out again if they loose their leaves from weather conditions. I would water the tree with 1 inch of water--place a pan under the tree and turn the...

Trees: Hickory Tree, carya spp, cold stratification
carya spp, cold stratification, hickory nuts: Hickories (Carya spp.) The seeds of most hickories are dormant, requiring stratification for various periods of time. Stratification requirements depend on the species and, to some extent, on the origin of the seed. The approximate stratification requirement...

Trees: HOLLY TREES, holly trees, voluteer
holly trees, voluteer, spring and summer: Gayle, I am guessing that the pruning last fall stimulated new growth and over the winter the new growth died. I would wait and see if they will leaf out again later this spring and summer. Good luck Gary If you are satisfied with my response...

Trees: Hole in the locust tree, black locust tree, loose bark
black locust tree, loose bark, wound dressing: The tree will heal over the wound with time. Cut any loose bark or wood splinters flush with the trunk and this will speed up the healing process. Do not put any wound dressing on the area this will slow the process. This break will not kill the tree. The...

Trees: Holes in oaks, dead tree limbs, yellow bellied sapsucker
dead tree limbs, yellow bellied sapsucker, carpenter ants: Sounds like sapsuckers wood peckers Most woodpeckers rely on insects and tree sap as their primary sources of food. Many woodpeckers feed almost entirely on insects, finding a majority of them beneath the bark on dead tree limbs and in other situations where...

Trees: Holly Trees, holly trees, holly tree
holly trees, holly tree, bonzai: Yes you can pot a holly and keep it pruned as a small tree in a pot. just keep cutting the new growth back after the tree gets to the size you want it. I would suggest you get a good book on Bonzai or maybe check with the All Expert on Bonzai on this site...

Trees: Honey Locust, honey locust trees, egg hatch
honey locust trees, egg hatch, adult beetles: My first thought is honeylocust borer. The various honeylocust borers are metallic or longhorned beetles that spend larval stages tunneling under the bark. This injury can contribute to honeylocust decline, but borer problems are rarely the fundamental...

Trees: Horses and Oak Trees, soil compaction, soil density
soil compaction, soil density, root elongation: Application of a mulch layer is a low cost method that can be benefit trees on compacted sites, even in the absence of other treatments. Apply a mulch layer about 2 inches thick near the trunk and out to the drip line. Never place mulch directly against the...

Trees: hackberry tree problems, purple fountain grass, ant mounds
purple fountain grass, ant mounds, systemic insecticides: The black is from a fungi called soot mold. It grows on honeydew produced by sucking insects like aphids or scales. The sucking insects suck the plant juices from the leaves and twigs and excrete a substance that is high in sugar content called honeydew. The...

Trees: hemlock tree, mm btu, indoor fireplace
mm btu, indoor fireplace, cord of wood: You can burn the wood from most trees for firewood. Hemlock gives off relative low heat, throws off many sparks when burned, is generally rated for firewood as fair, has good aroma when burned relative low heat produced 15.9 Thousand BTUs per cord of wood...

Trees: hemlocks--fertilizer, soil mulch, drip line
soil mulch, drip line, hemlocks: If you do use too much hollytone it will burn the roots. Holllytone is to add acid to the soil. I would supplyment the Hollytone with a good all around fertilizer like 10-10-10. Use about 1 lb per diameter of the tree trunk( if the trunk is 4 inches in diameter...

Trees: heritage river birch, heritage river birch, river birch trees
heritage river birch, river birch trees, shock and stress: If the color under the bark is green it should bud out just give it time. When depends on where you are located--here in Alabama USA some trees were set back by a late freeze and just in the last couple of weeks leafed out again. I would expect the foliage...

Trees: hickory tree pests, adult beetles, ornamental plantings
adult beetles, ornamental plantings, twig girdlers: These are a beetle called TWIG GIRDLER, Oncideres cingulata. Twig girdlers are typical longhorned beetles that are 1/2 to 5/8 inch long. The body is cylindrical and generally grayish brown with a broad, ashy-gray band across the middle of the wing covers....

Trees: How high should 2-3ft leland spruce trees be trimed, spruce trees, leland
spruce trees, leland, landscape: Al, Leylands are a 15 to 20 tall plant when mature so I would not prune. This would disrupt the plants natural growth pattern and create a tree that would not be desireable in the landscape. Good gardening If you are satisfied with my response...

Trees: hole in oak tree, carpenter ants, rocks and gravel
carpenter ants, rocks and gravel, tree cavities: A tree cavity is similar to a cavity in your tooth. Without proper treatment, the situation will only get worse. Unfortunately, cutting down on sweets and brushing regularly will not help to prevent a tree cavity. In simple terms, a cavity in a tree is...

Trees: holes around oak tree limbs, live oak trees, wood peckers
live oak trees, wood peckers, boring insects: I tend to agree that it is sapsucker damage (wood peckers). These birds peck holes, similar to a machine gun, in the bark which fill up with sap from the tree --this sap attracks small insects and the birds come back to eat the insects. In a homeowner situation...

Trees: hollow trees, increment borer, hollow trees
increment borer, hollow trees, arborist: Yes and no. They usually use a machine that records the resistance of the wood and from that reading can determine if the tree is hollow or has decay present. Another way is to drill into the tree trunk with an increment borer and pull a core out and determine...

Trees: Identification of an oak species, ga forestry commission, sawtooth oak
ga forestry commission, sawtooth oak, oak acorns: Some oak acorns and leaves vary in shapes. These is not enough information to ID this oak. If you could send a picture of the acorn and the leaves this would help greatly. You can send these to jimhyland@yahoo.com A better way would be call the local...

Trees: Identify tree, chicago botanical gardens, illinois suburb
chicago botanical gardens, illinois suburb, chicago botanic: From what you discribe I can not ID this tree but I would suggest you call the Chicago Botanical Gardens and ask them. They will be able to ask questions about the tree and be better able to help. Thier contact web link is: http://www.chicago-botanic.org/index.htm...

Trees: Immortal Black Bush, honey locust, grazon p d
honey locust, grazon p d, selective herbicide: I would use a herbicide on the sprouts and this will kill the root systems.Here are a couple of choices to use. I would try the Roundup first. A 1.5-2% solution of glyphosate (2-2.6 oz of Roundup/gallon water) applied as a spray to the foliage of seedlings...

Trees: Incense Cedar, incense cedar, nellie
incense cedar, nellie, life time: Nellie, Most tree growth information usually lists mature heights. This is a faster growing species, but faster than what. A tree that grows 6 per year could be considered fast growing. I am going to guess on this but I would say it would take at least...

Trees: Incense Cedars, forestry agency, incense cedar
forestry agency, incense cedar, state forestry: It will depend on the location of the trees. I would suggest if you are in the US you contact your local State Forestry agency and ask them for assistance. Normally 4 trees will not bring much. The reasonable cost of cutting them down depends on where they...

Trees: Inch Worms in Locus Tree, honey locust trees, tree insect
honey locust trees, tree insect, inch worms: I would suggest you use a contact insecticide like the Bayer product AFTER you see the first caterpliiars. That way you do not waste insecticide or money spraying without having the problem. In leaf feeders the population will be large one year and can find...

Trees: Indoor tree?, sweet plum, humidity light
sweet plum, humidity light, natal plum: Keep in mind that NO tree will be at its best indoors. All trees are native outdoors somewhere on the planet. If your winters are harsh, certain trees must be kept indoors out of necessity. Requirements for various trees will vary a lot. You need to...

Trees: Insect or Mites or Fungus?, winged aphids, leaf hairs
winged aphids, leaf hairs, white fungus: Sounds like Wooly beech Aphids. Pale yellow, sap-feeding aphids, which are covered by fluffy white fibres, form dense colonies on young shoots and the undersides of leaves. Winged aphids, which have a bluish-white appearance when in flight, fly from infested...

Trees: Insects on pecan tree leaves, pecan phylloxera, pecan hickory
pecan phylloxera, pecan hickory, mom lives: Sounds like it is pecan phylloxera a small insect that makes a gall on the leaf. There are a couple of these insects and one will attack the branches and nuts causing problems with ut production. Since they are living in the gall on the leaf they are hard...

Trees: Ironwood?, fish scales, species of trees
fish scales, species of trees, red elm: Sounds like ironwood--Eastern Hophornbeam, Ostrya virginiana . Bark of the trunk of this tree is light brown in color. It is fractured into narrow scales, which are loose at their ends. This gives the trunk a shredded look. Here is a web link with pictures....

Trees: identifying berry tree, mourning doves, tfs
mourning doves, tfs, forester: I can not id the tree from your discription but if you can send me a picture of the breeies and the leaves I should be able to help. jimhyland@yahoo.com You could check with the Houston Urban forester and I am sure they could help. Here is the contact information...

Trees: identifying tree leaves, wisconsin department of natural resources, department of natural resources
wisconsin department of natural resources, department of natural resources, tree id: Here is a web link to Tree Id in Wisconsin from the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education and one from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources both are excellent sources. I like the first one the best. It uses real pictures instead of drawings...

Trees: indoor House Trees, indoor plants, green leaves
indoor plants, green leaves, braid: From that discription I can not tell what tree this is. Here is a web link that may help: http://www.bachmans.com/tipsheets/indoor_plants/LargePlantsandIndoorTrees.cfm If you can send me a picture I should be able to ID it. Email address is jimhyland@yahoo.co...

Trees: insect on willows, winnipeg manitoba canada, charleswood area
winnipeg manitoba canada, charleswood area, lady bugs: It sounds like the lady bugs are eating the aphids which is what they do. Lady bugs come in many colors not just red/black spotted some are solid black ot dark colored. IF there are as many as you say the lady bugs should control the aphid population or you...

Trees: insects on crape mrytle trees, controlling japanese beetles, crape myrtle tree
controlling japanese beetles, crape myrtle tree, japanese beetle traps: Sounds like Japanese beeltes. Japanese Beetles: Adult Japanese beetles are about ˝ inch in length and coppery-brown in color with metallic green heads. They emerge from the soil and feed from May to August. They lay their eggs in the soil. Grubs hatch from...

Trees: insects killing my japanese maple, asian ambrosia beetle, ncsu edu
asian ambrosia beetle, ncsu edu, forestry agency: Sounds like Asian Ambrosia beetle. Here is a web link that gives information and control measures. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/O&T/trees/note111/note111.html Since this is not a real common insect I would recommend you contact your local State...

Trees: ivy growing up the bark of ornamental pear tree, ornamental pear trees, ornamental pear tree
ornamental pear trees, ornamental pear tree, judith walker: As long as the ivy is only on the trunk of the tree it will not damage the tree but when it grows into the limbs it will. Depending on the size of the tree this growth may take many years. It is up to you--if you like the ivy let it grow if not cut it now....

Trees: JAPANESE MAPLE, branchs, japanese maple
branchs, japanese maple, prune: First check and see if it is still alive. Take a small knife and scrape off a small bit of bark off the end of the branchs that have no leaves (start as high up the tree as you can reach). If the color under the bark is green then the tree is still alive at...

Trees: Japaneese Maple, sw ga, red leaves
sw ga, red leaves, shady area: If they are not in individual pots I would go ahead and transplant them into larger pots say gal. size. Then go ahead and put the pots outside in a shady area to protect them from the sun. Water when the soil in the pots starts to dry out. Over the winter...

Trees: Japanese beetles eating purple plum tree, purple plum tree, spectracide triazicide
purple plum tree, spectracide triazicide, lambda cyhalothrin: These beetle bags can catch many beetles a day. But it’s floral lure and pheromone attractant may actually increase the beetle population in your yard according to studies by J. L. Hellman of the University of Maryland. The attractive nature of these devices...

Trees: Japanese Maple, specimen plants, acer palmatum
specimen plants, acer palmatum, japanese maple: So don t move it into the morning sun. All I can do is give my opinion based on my education and experience given the questions description and not being able to see the plants or sites, you should have mentioned your neighbors plant. I believe your neighbors...

Trees: Japanese Maple, 20 years old,, insect population, circular band
insect population, circular band, branchs: They more than likely think it is a twig girdlier an insect that lays its eggs in the twig and then girdles the twig so it will fall to the ground where the young can hatch out. Cutting the limbs below the girdle and destroying the limbs will control the problem...

Trees: Japanese Maple, japanese maples, st louis missouri
japanese maples, st louis missouri, color retention: Trees like Japanese maple have been breed over the years for a variety of items--color, smallness, color retention, hardiness, etc. I would not worry about the leaves not dropping the same time the other trees. It is not a symptom of anything that would harm...

Trees: Japanese Maple, tiny bud, dead material
tiny bud, dead material, japanese maple: I am guessing that by you saying it has not bloomed you mean it has not leafed out?? The would guess that the two larger trees took up most of the available moisture leaving the Maple little. The first thing to do is make sure it si still alive-- take a...

Trees: Japanese Maple, new leaves, dead limbs
new leaves, dead limbs, japanese maple: It should leaf back out. You can check the branches and see if they are still alive if so the tree will leaf out again. Start at the tip of the branch and scrape a small bit of bark off the twig--if the color under the bark is green then the branch is still...

Trees: Japanese Maple, japanese maples, graceful shape
japanese maples, graceful shape, branch collar: Most maples, if in good health and free to grow, need very little pruning. Only train for developing a leading (or multiple) shoot(s) which will eventually establish the tree s framework. Maples should not be pruned in spring and could bleed profusely....

Trees: Japanese Maple, moist soil conditions, soil mulch
moist soil conditions, soil mulch, rich moist soil: Deciduous plants may be moved in the spring as soon as the frost is out of the ground, up until the time when new foliage is partly unfurled. In the fall, they may be planted once the leaves start to turn color up until the ground freezes. When you want...

Trees: Japanese Maple/ bores, japanese maples, close proximity
japanese maples, close proximity, japanese maple: I would check with your local Nursery/ garden type store and ask for an insecticide for borers on maple. The nurseryman(woman) can give you some advice on IDing the borer and its control. The one I normally recommend is Onyx but it is sometimes hard to find....

Trees: Japanese Maple Propagation, japanese maple, chicago suburbs
japanese maple, chicago suburbs, beautiful ones: Jill, Let me cut to the chase here. The homeowner does not have the capability to propagate these plants and besides if you could accomplish this feat, it would be 10 years before yours would look like your neighbors do now and theirs would be even better....

Trees: Japanese Maple Tree, japanese maple tree, salt content
japanese maple tree, salt content, water hose: There are not many disease that harm Japanese maple. BUT yes a dog can kill a plant by the urine--the salt content is high and this is what kills the plant. Letting the water hose run over the area will dilute the urine and help the tree. Here is a web link...

Trees: Japanese Maple Tree, japanese maple tree, dead leaves
japanese maple tree, dead leaves, leaf spots: The cause could either be a reaction ot the weather or one of the leaf spot fungi. This late in the year (soon the tree will begin to shut down for the winter and the leaves will begin to turn for the Fall), I would watch the tree and IF the number and size...

Trees: Japanese Maple Tree, japanese maple tree, tree spades
japanese maple tree, tree spades, root ball: The best time to transplant it would be early next spring. You will need to dig a root ball with the soil. The size will depend on the size of the tree - In general the diameter of the trunk will determine the size of the root ball. 1inch diameter =1 foot...

Trees: Japanese Maple Tree Root Problem, japanese maple tree, certified arborist
japanese maple tree, certified arborist, california trees: Trees are living things and as they grow they need more water and food and the way they get these is from the roots. As the tree grows and puts on more foliage the root system will grow also. But sounds like it took 20 years for the tree to move the concrete...

Trees: Japanese Maple Tree, japanese maple tree, japanese maples
japanese maple tree, japanese maples, rust color: Wayne, From experience living in South Carolina I have always noted that japanese maples, especially the red ones, tend to develop leaf problems that are associated with late summer conditions. Hot summer, dry, and afternoon sun are hard on these plants....

Trees: Japanese Maple Trees, japanese maple trees, japanese maple tree
japanese maple trees, japanese maple tree, clay soil: Kathie, The light the tree is receiving each day is sufficient. If it is one of the atropurpurea types the color may not be as intense, but should not cause leaf drop. I am suspect of the clay soil. Did you amend the soil with any organic matter like...

Trees: Japanese Maple tree - dead branches, japanese maple trees, japanese maple tree
japanese maple trees, japanese maple tree, plant pathologist: Mark, Prune out the dead branches. As far as determining if there is a disease agent at work you need to contact your local extension office. They have the resources to send a sample to a plant pathologist who can do culture work and identify any problems....

Trees: Japanese Maple, japanese maple tree, trunk diameter
japanese maple tree, trunk diameter, native soil: Maria, Water stress could be the cause of the symptoms you are describing. Typically new trees need to be watered 3 times/week for the first month after planting. Then 2 times/week the second month and 1 time/week after that for the first year. You...

Trees: Japanese maple, loose bark, japanese maple
loose bark, japanese maple, wound dressing: Gently cut any loose bark from the wound and I would spray the area with an insecticide called Merit --this will keep any borers from entering the wound. The wound dressing is not usually recommended since it will slow down the natural healing process of...

Trees: Japanese maple - acer palmatum, japanese maple, root system
japanese maple, root system, mulch: After the move there is not much that can be done assuming the transplant was done properly. If you have not done it mulch around the tree with not more than 3 inches of mulch and water. Make sure you water though out the winter--even though the leaves are...

Trees: Japanese maple damage, dry periods, lively hood
dry periods, lively hood, japanese maple: Cut off any bark that is not tight so the tree can heal over the wound. Make sure it has water during any dry periods (usually need about 1 inch of water per week during the spring and summer). Beyond that if the main leader is not broken off it should heal...

Trees: Japanese maple fading, rainfall events, insect damage
rainfall events, insect damage, alkaline soil: I would guess that with the rocks compressing the soil and the air spaces in the soil and the lack of fertilizing, the problem is lack of fertilizer. I would have the soil tested and see what is lacking--also pay attention to the pH. Not knowing what kind...

Trees: Japanese maple tree, powdery mildew control, japanese maple tree
powdery mildew control, japanese maple tree, powdery mildews: Sounds like powdery mildew. Powdery mildews, as the name implies, often appear as a superficial white or gray powdery growth of fungus over the surface of leaves, stems, flowers, or fruit of affected plants. These patches may enlarge until they cover the...

Trees: Japanese maple trees, japanese maple trees, care of japanese maple trees
japanese maple trees, care of japanese maple trees, trunk diameter: Mickey, Since you brought up water I am thinking that is probably it. Be sure to water deeply once per week. I recommend 1 gallon per inch of trunk diameter. This may be modified especially if you go into a prolonged dry spell. Good luck Gar...

Trees: Japanese maple, flowering dogwood, japanese maples
flowering dogwood, japanese maples, top soil: The proper way to plant trees is in the fall (the best time) or early spring dig a hole twice the size of the rootball of the tree and fill the hole with a good top soil and mulch around the tree with not more than 3 inches of mulch. Make sure you remove the...

Trees: Japanese Red Maple, japanese maple tree, japanese red maple
japanese maple tree, japanese red maple, clay soil: If the tree has a good root system you should not have any problems planting it in clay. It most important thing is to dig a large enough hole for the tree. Most people make the mistake of planting a $10 tree in a dollar hole. Here is a web link to information...

Trees: Japanese Red maple, japanese red maple, frequent rainfall
japanese red maple, frequent rainfall, dry periods: I would cut back on the watering--too much water can damage a tree faster than too little water. A tree needs about 1-2 inches of water a week and if you are getting frequent rainfall there is no need to water the tree. During dry periods apply only 1 inch...

Trees: Japenese red maple tree, japanese maple leaf, red maple tree
japanese maple leaf, red maple tree, japanese red maple: Japanese red Maple leaves turn from red to green when the intensity of light is decreased. Most if not all varieties of red leaf plants lose the red color if the leaves are in a shaded area. This causes the new upper most leaves to become very red and...

Trees: Juniper Cedar Tree, eastern redcedar, lake of the ozarks
eastern redcedar, lake of the ozarks, pencil cedar: Common names can be a problem in identifying a tree. Trees have different names depending on what local call them. Sounds like what you are describing is Eastern Redcedar, Juniperus virginiana. Other common names for this tree are red cedar, red juniper, pencil...

Trees: Juniper Tree Removal, using a chainsaw, proper shape
using a chainsaw, proper shape, junipers: These trees are too large for this space, I seldom recommend removing trees but I would replace these. IF you are not skilled at using a Chainsaw and cutting down trees I would get someone to cut it for you. You will also need to either dig up the stump and...

Trees: Juniper...tree or srub, black larch, american larch
black larch, american larch, central alaska: Tamarack is one of only three native North American larch species and is the most common. This larch sheds its needles in the fall like baldcypress. Tamarack is the most cold-hardy of any native tree and has the strongest wood of all the conifers. Tamarack...

Trees: Junipers, soil compaction, lots foot
soil compaction, lots foot, flower beds: Yes adding 12-24 inches of soil to the root area of the trees will cause them to start dying back. Should never add more then 4 inches of soil to the root zone of trees. The added soil will compact the air pockets and smother the roots. One of the biggest...

Trees: japanese maple, japanese maples, dry periods
japanese maples, dry periods, japanese maple: If the tree has leaves on it it should be ok as long as you water it during dry periods. The one with no leaves can be checked to see if it is still alive--Start at the end of a upper branch and scrape a small bit of bark off the branch. If the color under...

Trees: japanese maple, japanese maple tree, soil ball
japanese maple tree, soil ball, polyethylene sheeting: You can but you will have to make sure when you dig it up you also dig a large rootball of soil with it. Deciduous trees and all ages of evergreens, can be successfully moved only if a ball of soil is left around the roots. The exposed roots should be...

Trees: japanese maple frost burn, dry spells, japanese maple
dry spells, japanese maple, mulch: Make sure they are mulched with not more then 3 inches of mulch and keep watered when it does not rain. I would wait before I pruned the non leaving branches. hardwood after a frost kill will normally re-foliate. The way to tell if a branch is alive is to...

Trees: japanese maple & mulberry, nitrogen fertilizer, balanced fertilizer
nitrogen fertilizer, balanced fertilizer, urea 46: As far as the mulberry I would recommend fertilizing it. I recommend a slow release, balanced fertilizer with micronutrients (a high quality 10-10-10). Check for a mix that contains iron, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, copper and boron. Read and follow directions....

Trees: japanese maple tree, japanese maple tree, lambda cyhalothrin
japanese maple tree, lambda cyhalothrin, adult beetles: I think it is Japanese beetles. The adult beetles eat the leaves and flowers of over 300 plants by eating the tissue between the veins, a type of feeding called skeletonizing. The larvae, called white grubs, feed on plant roots and organic matter in the...

Trees: japanese maple, japanese maple, root ball
japanese maple, root ball, iwant: Tim, I would dig it up tyring to keep a root ball together and move it to a more reasonable location. Wait until later in the early winter. One consequence is it may die, but you can not allow it grow so close to your house. Good luck Gar...