Posts Tagged ‘trees’

Catawba Tree – Growing

Q: My dad had a big tree in the back yard he called his catawba tree. Twice each summer it was loaded with yellow and black worms. Boy, did we catch the fish with them! Can you tell me the...

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Plant and Tree ID – Reference Book

Q: Can you recommend a good reference book for plant and tree identification? It doesn’t have to be exclusively for Georgia. A: I really like “A Field Guide to Woody Plants of the Southeast” by Rex Bishop ” (Tea Olive...

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Fig Trees – Blossoms

Q: I was told by a friend that fig trees have no blossoms from which the fruit comes and it is the only fruit of which that is so. Is this true? A: Figs certainly have flowers, but their method...

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Bradford Pear Trees – Resprouting Roots

Q: More than a year ago we had two Bradford pear trees cut down and their stumps ground. Little trees keep coming up from the roots. What can I do to put an end to the resurrection? A: ‘Bradford’ pear...

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Tree Roots – Surfacing

Q: I am trying to set my wife straight. (Ha!!!) Do tree roots come to the surface for air? A: Not exactly, but close. The best way to describe it is that roots grow in areas where there is sufficient...

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Peach Trees – Espaliered

Q: I want to know if peach trees can successfully be espaliered. I want to cover a fence in my back yard with them if it can be successful. A: Peaches are excellent espalier subjects! Espaliering is the process of...

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Pecan Trees – Growth

Q: My wife planted two pecan seeds that her sister from Valdosta gave her. The trees are now eighteen feet tall. She has heard that since they are not grafted no pecans will grow on them . Do you suggest...

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Cherry Trees – No Fruit

Q: I have two sweet cherry trees that don’t fruit. The nursery said they are pollinators to each other. How can I get some cherries? A: Your best bet is to go to a grocery store. The most likely cause...

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Tree – Fillling Hollow Area

Q: I have found and removed a carcass of a raccoon in a hollow at the base of a large tree. Now what do I do? Should I sterilize the inside or do I fill it with concrete? I hope...

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Mistletoe – On Fringe Tree

Q: Can you tell me what this aberrant foliage is? It is growing on a fringe tree which is 10 years old and this is its first appearance. It looks like mistletoe to me but surely I must be wrong....

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Planting Trees – Good Technique

Q: What is the best way to plant a tree? My landscaper says that mixing organic matter in a tree planting hole ends up wasting time and money because the roots of the tree will eventually grow out of the...

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Cherry Tree – Rotten Trunk

Q: We just bought a nice house in Marietta. This little tree is right out front and will offer great shade if its not too late to save it from whatever is eating it to death. I don’t know what...

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Tree – When to Take Down

Q: I have a large silver maple that has a full canopy of leaves and looks very healthy on top, but has several mushroom conks growing on the trunk, and some obvious trunk decay on one side of the tree....

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Tree – Brought Down by Snow

Q: One of our pecan trees was brought down by wet snow this winter. Can we save this tree? A: I don’t have good news. You can already see the broken roots on the “heaved” side of the tree. What’s...

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Sweetgum Trees- Control

Q: I have a small farm that is overrun with sweetgum trees. Several are already twelve inches in diameter and saplings are popping up everywhere. I read that you could use Arsenal to kill them, but it is a controlled...

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Plum Tree- Stop Production

Q: In the last couple of years our purple leaf plum trees have been making so much fruit it weighs down the limbs. They also make a mess on the ground. How do we make the trees stop producing plums?...

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Hemlock Trees- Care

Q: We have property on the Soque River at the northern tip of Habersham County. We have quite a few hemlock trees that have been showing signs of distress over the past several months. We first noticed some of the...

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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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