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    RE: Cutting a root?

    cool. I have not been on this forum in quite some time. Good to hear from ya. I think it would be good to do some exploration in the root zone. Just be cautious of how much of the root mass is being...
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    RE: Acrocona Norway Spruce

    Does it HAVE to be a spruce or fir. There are other options, like Cryptomeria, Cypress, Cedar, False Cypress, Juniper. Lots of options for the space if it just has to be a columnar, evergreen, and/or...
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    RE: North Texas Tree Identification

    Almost certainly Callery Pear of some sort. Probably cut down because it fell apart. Now it's coming back from root stock. Best thing to do now is to spray it with brush killer and cut it back down...
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    RE: Id this tree please

    I've heard of eating poke salad around here. Not sure about the preparation but it is quite popular with the old timers around thesae parts. Now I'm curious about it's toxicity. I seem to recall it...
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    RE: Cutting a root?

    if you do it over winter it shouldn't effect the tree much at all.
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    RE: Cutting a root?

    I would deffinately cut the one closest to the trunk. From what you describe it is an undesireable root structure and will be a problem later on. You can cut what is exposed in the pic. on both ends...
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    RE: Cutting a root?

    well....my earlier post is still valid...but that pic makes it look like it is a circling root that will more likely than not become a problem. I would wait until late fall and excavate the root....
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    RE: Id this tree please

    That Sir would be what we call a poke bush. it's a weed fo' sho'. the young greens are edible, but i've never tried it and don't intend to. The berries however are poisonous or so I'm told. Either...
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    RE: Cutting Down the Tree to Save the Tree?

    I don't think that I would advocate the practice as a means to neglect watering, but it is a fairly common practice in the nursery trade as a way to salvage trees that would otherwise have to be...
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    RE: Cutting a root?

    As long as the root is growing out from the trunk in a spoke like direction and not circling or crossing other major roots there should be no problem. You can do some excavation around the base of...
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    RE: Sick Arsitocrat pear trees

    Could be sun scald, could be frost cracks. Could be something else. Go ahead and peel off any bark that is not well attached to the tree. If it isn't attached... it doesn't have functioning cambium....
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    RE: Red Maple Seedlings

    They won't "need" the soil around the roots but you will want to minimize root injury. Especially this time of year. I would spade the soil loose or use a potato fork to break up the soil before...
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    RE: My Wash Hawthornes are sick.

    Gauls are what would be associated with any of the rust diseases that effect Hawthorn. The orange finger like appendages are the fruiting bodies of the disease.
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    RE: ??? Chokecherry? or not?

    though to call the species for sure...but the bloom really looks like canadensis to me. It is native throughout most of the US and extremely common in the woods of the Appalachian mountain range. If...
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    RE: ??? Chokecherry? or not?

    These blooms, bark and structure would appear to be serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis. You should be seeing fruit soon. They will get little blueberry looking fruit on them.
  16. Thread: maple tree id?

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    RE: maple tree id?

    I can say with confidence that it almost assuredly not Sweetgum. I have almost every cultivar that will grow in this region. The leaves can vary some, but are mostly very palmate. You are probably...
  17. RE: Need help with Calamondin minature orange tree

    Most citrus also require an insect or artificial pollinator. We have a greenhouse full of citrus that will not produce fruit due to lack if bees to pollenate.
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    RE: Tree troubles; please advise.

    Also...wood ashes are a good source of potassium and phosphorous that will break down slowly and naturally. I would recommend mixing it with the mulch when you mulch your trees. Also...start...
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    RE: Tree troubles; please advise.

    I would be very careful with applying phosphorous in an area that close to water with poor drainage. Do you have fish in the pond? Now is not a good time to do any fertilization. Have you had the...
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    RE: My Wash Hawthornes are sick.

    That is probably the answer. I could not say for sure without actually seeing it, but Hawthorn are succeptable to cedar apple rust as well as cedar hawthorn rust and cedar quince rust. Very common...
  21. Thread: Mystery tree

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    RE: Mystery tree

    Ah cool. Thanks. Nice to know. I wasn't familiar with that cultivar. Good eye Quercus.
  22. Thread: Mystery tree

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    RE: Mystery tree

    Not to argue...but i'm curious...How is it exactly that you can name the cultivar? It looks like a 'fastigiata' to me. deffinately hornbeam though.
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    RE: Speeding up stump decay

    That's the best option IMO. In a year or two under good conditions you can plant right next to it without much trouble. Leave it for nature to break down. The increased soil activity in the area will...
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    RE: English Boxwood issue?

    Can't really see the pics. Did they have a lot of small flying insects arround them this spring? Boxwood Leafminer is a very common pest that will cause leaf curl and yellowing. Not usually overly...
  25. Thread: Invasives.

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    RE: Invasives.

    :roll: :lol:
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