Posts Tagged ‘trees’

Peach Tree- Disease Treatment

Q: I have young peach tree that I got too close to while using a string trimmer. Some of the bark near the base was removed. How should I treat it to avoid getting disease? A: This could be a...

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Oak Tree- Acorn Sprouting

Q: We have some oak trees at the school where I work that drop a plethora of acorns. However, the caps on these acorns are like “mop-heads”; they have bristles sprouting all over the cap. What kind of oaks are...

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Tree Well- Other Options

Q: We’ve built a home with a large tree in the front yard. The builder, in order to protect the tree, created a tree well that’s about six feet deep. The problem is that it is clearly a safety hazard...

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Hemlock Trees- Maintenance

Q: We planted twenty hemlock trees six years ago. We have lost a few but for the most part they have done well. It seems this summer that they are not as green and are not growing like they have...

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Yoshino Tree- Root Rot

Q: I have two two-year old ‘Yoshino’ cherry trees in full sun planted thirty feet apart. They were both thriving but over the past month one tree’s leaves are drooping, turning yellow, and falling off. The other tree looks great....

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Coconut Tree- Variety

Q: Can you tell me what variety of coconut tree might grow well and produce fruit in Georgia? A: Your dream of a backyard supply of pina colada ingredients will be unfulfilled. Coconut palms are heavily damaged when temperatures drop...

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Johnny Appleseed Tree- Planting

Q: A few years ago, I purchased a “Johnny Appleseed” tree. The variety is ‘Rambo’. It requires a second tree for pollination. Which one should I use and how far away should it be planted? A: Apple trees are classified...

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Poplar Tree- Grading Damage

Q: A grading machine backed into our poplar tree and scraped a section of the bark off. The interior of the tree was not damaged but loose bark is left hanging. What should I do now? A: Use a razor...

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Pencil Tree- Side Effects

Q: Recently my wife and I were at a restaurant. I saw there a plant identified as a pencil tree. I asked for a cutting. The wound produced a white, sticky sap which got on my fingers and which I...

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Tree House- Building Grounds

Q: My children want a tree house. Can we build it on pine trees? The branches are too high so we plan to build it on three trunks that are near each other. A: When my son was a toddler,...

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Longleaf Pine – Identification

Q: I was at Callaway Gardens and FDR State Park recently and noticed a distinctive pine tree, growing near the road and also in a container. It has long needles but is short, just a couple of feet tall, and...

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Oak Tree- Drought

Q: We have a huge oak tree that we dearly love. We are very worried about our tree during this drought. Can you advise how to water? A: We’re in a situation where “survival watering” is your best bet. Apply...

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Tree- Identification

Q: My yard is a haven for a week I do not recognize. It looks like a tiny mimosa tree. Can you offer any help? A: Weed scientists call this plant chamberbitter but I call it mimosa weed, because it...

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Trees and Shrubs- Road Noise

Q: I need trees and shrubs to plant in a mostly shady area. I need them to offer some relief from road noise. Do you have any suggestions? A: The basic laws of physics show us that sound is best...

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Kwansan cherry tree- Planting

Q: I’m in a quandary. I received a ten-foot tall ‘Kwansan’ cherry tree for my birthday. Should I go ahead and plant it in the face of watering restrictions? Plus, I’m going to be on vacation next week. A: If...

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Loropetalum tree- Landscaping

Q: Is there a loropetalum tree? One has been suggested for our landscape but I’ve not been able to find it. A: We’ve learned a lot about loropetalum in the last fifteen years. The first thing learned was that there...

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Tree Trunk- Painting

Q: Why do some people paint the trunks of trees white? A neighbor recently did this to three large trees in their front yard. I have seen this in the countryside and guessed it was to reflect light, so cars...

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Fig Tree – Transplanting

Q: I have a fig tree cutting in a jar of water. It has started new roots and new leaves. When should I transplant it to its permanent spot in my yard? A: When the roots are four inches long...

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