Posts Tagged ‘maple’

Squirrel Damage – To Maple Roots

Q: I have a critter ripping, shredding and eating up my sugar maples. It’s becoming a big problem. A: Wow- impressive! I think it’s squirrels looking for water and/or something to eat. The base of a tree around the trunk/root...

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Tommies – Crocus tommasinianus Identification

Q: These seed things just popped up. Could they be from the crocus that bloomed earlier in the spring? A: Indeed they are. You have a nice spread of Tommies, Crocus tommasinianus. This crocus blooms before almost any other bulb,...

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Maple – Friction Wound

Q: I found this beautiful 20′ tall red maple at a nursery that was going out of business and got a great deal on it. However on the car ride home it inadvertently rubbed on the trailer resulting in this...

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Maple Tree- Cutting

Q: I have three young maple trees that are very tall and skinny. Should I cut some of the top off to make the trees more full? A: Pruning the tops of the trees won’t make them become more full....

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UGA- Free Seedling

Q: Does the University of Georgia have a program to give free seedlings to residents of Georgia? A: The University of Georgia doesn’t have free seedlings, but the Georgia Forestry Commission does. Their Reforestation Department sells several species of seedling...

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Crape Myrtle- Remove Shoots at Base

Q: I have a crape myrtle that keeps growing shoots at the base. It’s pretty thick. How can I stop them? A: This is a great time to remove trunk sprouts (suckers) on maple, crape myrtle, crabapple, flowering cherry, etc....

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Sweetgum- Dying

Q: I have a sweetgum tree in my back yard that appears to be dying. The leaves have all turned color as though it was fall and they have black spots on them. What is this? A: I’ve seen similar...

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Japanese Maple- Coloring

Q: I have a five year old Japanese maple. When I set it out the leaves were a dark crimson red color. For the last few years the leaves have been green all spring and summer. Is there any way...

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Japanese Maple – Growth

Q: I have a twelve-year old Japanese maple, which has branches that umbrella into a five foot diameter canopy. There is new growth on only twenty five percent of the branches. What would you recommend now for this beautiful tree?...

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Golf course – Tree planting

Q: I volunteer for a disc golf course. We would like to plant some trees in the park’s big open fields, a former cow pasture with red clay soil. What trees do well in that environment? A: I think some...

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Japanses maple – Seed pods

Q: I have seed pods on my laceleaf Japanese maple. How do I harvest and grow them? A: Unlike, say, bean seed, Japanese maple seed germinate sporadically over a two year period. Also unlike vegetable seed, maple seed require three...

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Japanese Maple – Grafting

Q: I would like to try to propagate cuttings from a Japanese maple. A: There are three ways to propagate a Japanese maple: seed, rooting cuttings and grafting. Seed are easy to grow…but the offspring will not be “exactly” like...

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Trees – For Bees

Q: I want to learn more about the relationship between bees and trees. Can you recommend trees that are important to bees? A: There are a wealth of trees that bees love for nectar. My Dad would take his hives...

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Zoysia Lawn Care

Q: I have a large zoysia lawn. I’m looking for the best type of pre-emerge to put down now. Is 5-10-15 the way to go? A: I am totally against fertilizing zoysia, bermuda, centipede or St. Augustine lawns when they...

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Selling Laceleaf Japanese Maples

Q: I want to sell two beautiful, well-established laceleaf Japanese maples. We are moving but cannot take them with us. Do you know of any place to contact A: According to Japanese maple expert Norm Mittleider, there is a very...

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Good Trees to Grow in Georgia

Q: I am moving up from south Florida. I love Japanese maple, white birch, and poplar trees that I’ve seen in New England. Will I be able to grow any of these in north Georgia? A: Japanese maple, in all...

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Crapemyrtle – Protecting From Beetles

Q: My three-year old crapemyrtle was killed by Asian ambrosia beetles. Fortunately it has re-sprouted from the bottom. My question is, what can be used to combat these pests before they dig in? A: Asian ambrosia beetle damage has become...

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Oak Trees- Protecting From Beetles

Q: Not long ago my neighbor lost a hundred year old oak tree. The problem was diagnosed as ambrosia beetles. Is there any way I can protect trees in my adjacent yard? A: I recently attended a lecture presented by...

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