Posts Tagged ‘trees’

Tree – Using Mycorrhizae

Q: I have two large oaks on my property. I am contemplating hiring a tree specialist to care for my trees. The service includes “inoculate root zone with mycorrhizal spores and inject with biostimulants to help improve nutrient absorption and...

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Tree – Guy Wire Still in Place

Q: I have a seven year old, fifteen foot tall Leyland cypress that still has the tie around the trunk where it was originally staked. The rope (with a plastic sleeve) has now grown into the tree trunk, preventing me...

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Asian Ambrosia Beetle – in Cherry Tree

Q: On your radio show I heard you describe what the Asian ambrosia beetle does to ornamental trees. I have the ‘toothpicks’ sticking out of my ‘Kwanzan’ cherry tree. I heard you tell a listener who had the beetles in...

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Tree – Determining Age

Q: I am trying to find out the age of several live oak trees at my father-in-law’s house in north Florida. Is there some general way to determine their age based on their diameter? A: According to Certified Arborist Brian...

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Fruit Tree – Grafting

Q: In the Sunday paper there was an ad for a “fruit salad tree” which they claim can grow five different kinds of fruit. I was considering buying one, but first I wanted to find out what you knew about...

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Mulberry Tree

Q: My friend has a beautiful mulberry tree and has offered to let me take a branch and try to root it. How would I go about doing that? I would love to try to grow a mulberry, especially for...

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Tree – Water in Crotch

Q: Our new home has a beautiful large maple tree which concerns me. It has grown in three major directions leaving a crotch at the originating junction of the three branches. The crotch is deep and holds a fair amount...

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Trees – Fertilizing

Q: A couple of months ago I e-mailed and asked how I should fertilize my two-year old trees. You replied that I should wait until March to do this. Now that it is March can you tell me what to...

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Cedar Trees – Fence lines

Q: A lot of times I see cedar trees growing on fences lines. Can you tell me why? A: Can you say endozoochorous? Neither can I. But scientists who CAN pronounce the word know that seeds distributed in the feces...

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Tree – Straightening

Q: The rain earlier this month softened the soil in my yard. Because of high winds, a twelve foot pine tree is leaning at about fifteen degrees from vertical. A small portion of the root ball is six inches above...

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Trees – Fertilizing

Q: When is the best time to fertilize huge white oaks, red oaks, and hickory trees. We read an article that said fall was best time. With the drought going on we aren’t sure if we should or not. What...

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Tree – Watering

Q: I was under the impression that the best way to water large, older trees was with a watering spike, stuck one or two feet into the ground. I bought one and have been trying to save all my precious...

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Birds – Roosting in Trees

Q: What a mess! For some reason, a flock some kind of black bird has chosen one of my Bradford pear trees to roost in. There is a huge mass of droppings under the tree. What can I do? A:...

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Christmas Tree- Watering Mixture

Q: I think I remember hearing on your show a few years ago that one of your guests said to add Jack Daniels to the water you put in your Christmas tree, (This is not a joke!) and that would...

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English Ivy – Remove from Trees

Q: I have a question about the best way to manage ivy. In particular, I am looking for some advice on how to trim ivy down from the base of trees so that the ivy doesn’t grow too high. How...

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Tree – Root Damage to Foundation

Q: I live in a row of townhouses. A neighbor has a maple tree that is growing near the common wall of our building. Is there reason to be concerned that the tree will damage the foundation? A: It all...

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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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Hammock – Hanging from Tree

Q: I want to hang a hammock between two sweetgum trees with trunks approximately twelve inches thick. If I put a screweye into the trunk, will it cause damage to the trees? A: Will it cause damage to the tree?...

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