Posts Tagged ‘maple’

Open Meadow- Creating

Q: I have several acres of fallow farm land that I am trying to keep as an open meadow. It is a constant battle to keep the sweetgum trees out. We have mowed them down twice a year for several...

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Tree Seedlings – Purchasing Inexpensively

Q: I want to plant chestnut oak trees. I haven’t been able to find them for sale or in the woods. Could you point me in the right direction? A: The Georgia Forestry Commission Reforestation Department sells several species of...

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Tree Hole – Filling

Q: I just purchased a home with two very old Japanese maple trees in my front yard. I noticed that one of them has a hole in the base of the trunk large enough for a small adult fist to...

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Lombardy Poplar – Not Recommended

Q: Two weeks ago you mentioned problems planting Lombardy poplar. I thought you might like to know that it is against the City of Atlanta tree ordinance to plant Lombardy poplars on city property. A: Indeed you are correct. Both...

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Sapsucker – I.D and Control

Q: There are lots of small holes in my Bradford pear, making several rings around the trunk. Is this a borer or a bird? A: You are seeing the damage caused by a yellow-bellied sapsucker. This bird is a member...

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Aphids – Wooly Alder

Q: I have an elm tree that is covered with white stringy looking objects that move slowly. There are so many that I’m afraid they will hurt the tree. Do you know what they are? A: Many owners of elms...

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Coral Bark Maple – Planted Too Deep

Q: Help, please! Our two-year old Coral Bark maple, developed this “owie” near the base of its trunk. Don’t know how long it’s been like this since it faces away from our house. It looks like the bark has split....

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Trees – Topping a Bad Idea

Q: I have a question about the sweetgum trees in my front yard. Three of them are very tall and quite ‘spindly’. I’d like to keep the trees, but I’d like for them to provide more shade. I’m considering having...

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Lightning Damage

Q: Recently we had some summertime fireworks. There was an unbelievably fierce storm and lightning struck a large pine tree and an adjacent box elder maple. Is there anything that you can recommend to help us save these two trees?...

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Japanese Maple – Long Shoots

Q: My Japanese maple hasn’t grown at all in two years since planted. Now in September, it has sent out these two long shoots. What is happening? What can I do to promote even growth? A: There are literally hundreds...

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Coral Bark Maple – Strange Leaves

Q: Both of my coral bark maples look like they are trying to revert to a standard maple. They are suddenly putting out these very “standard maple leaf” looking branches. Should I snip them off? Will it continue? A: Mike...

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Honey Mushrooms – Identification

Q: We had a maple tree cut down about three years ago in our front yard. We have tried to reseed and sow new grass but these mushrooms come up all over the yard. We have dug them up each...

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Planting Tree – On Top of Stump

Q: We lost a really big tulip poplar back in the fall to twin lightning strikes.The tree service ground the stump, a process I naively assumed meant the entire stump. However, when I tried to plant a five-gallon sugar maple...

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Silver Maple – Identifying

Q: I have a maple in my front yard still sporting its yellow leaves. But how can I tell if it is a Silver maple as opposed to a Red or Sugar or some other kind? To my untrained eye,...

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Coral Bark Maple – Root Strangling

Q: My expensive new coral bark maple is rapidly dying. I dug around the trunk and took pictures for you. Could a root be strangling the tree? A: Yes, I think circling roots are the main culprit. I can see...

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Japanese Maple – Delayed Freeze Damage

Q: I have a 20 ft. Japanese Maple in the front yard. After the late freeze of Easter 2007, all the leaves turned brown and fell off and were replaced with new red leaves. In the last week I have...

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Japanese Maple – Sun Shade

Q: Several of my Japanese maples have appeared to have survived the cold snap, but then, all of a sudden the leaves wilt then fall off. Do you know of any reasons for the sickness? Can I expect them to...

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Maple – Lower Trunk Wound

Q: My ‘October Glory’ maples have something wrong with them. The bark is cracking and peeling. The trees were planted a year ago by the builder. There are a few other trees in the neighborhood that have the same problem....

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