Posts Tagged ‘trees’

Rose (Tree Form, Standard) – Pruning

Q: I have two lovely rose trees in pots that did very well this summer. They are five feet tall and two feet wide. As cold weather arrives, should I cut them back? Should I bring them inside for the...

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Trees – Removing Carbon

Q: I am doing a science report on which trees remove the most carbon. Can you help me? A: Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere can be done by any plant that performs photosynthesis. In fact, that’s exactly what photosynthesis...

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Deer – Rubbing on Trees

Q: A neighbor told me that this damage to a cherry tree is caused by male deer leaving their calling cards for does. Do you think they will survive? A: A week after getting a severe sunburn, my skin dries...

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Oak Moth Caterpillar – Stripping Trees

Q: We are being overrun with worms in our oaks. They are totally defoliating large trees around my house. A: We’re enduring a big outbreak of common oak moth this year. This small gray/brown moth lays her eggs on oak...

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Neem Tree- Growing

Q: I live in Duluth and wanted to know if we can grow ‘Neem’ plant. If so, how and where can we get this plant. I was also curious if ‘Sandalwood’ ‘Teak’ and ‘Rosewood’ are grown anywhere in U.S. I...

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Web Covering Tree – Barklice

Q: #1 Can you help me identify this cotton candy webbing that is on my daughterʼs oak tree in Valdosta? #2 I am attaching a few pictures of web-like substance that I found in my holly tree in Statesboro. Last...

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Roundup (glyphosate) – Damage to Trees

Q: What do you know about recent findings that Roundup harms trees when sprayed under them to kill weeds? Is there a safe way to use Roundup near trees? A: I found the article you read and reviewed it. Use...

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Chinese Tallow Tree – Identification

Q: Here is a tree that I grew from a “volunteer” seedling found in my vegetable garden in Florida. It is now approximately five years old. This is the first year I have seen berries present. The bark has reddish undertones. Can...

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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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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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Fig Tree – Flowers

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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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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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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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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