Redbud Tree Doesn't Bud?I have two redbud trees that were purchased at a Home Depot in May of 2002. The trees have always appeared to be healthy but have NEVER had the beautiful reddish-purple blooms! (The blooms are why I wanted the trees!)
Yellow Leaves on a Weeping Willow Tree?I received my seedling of a Weeping Willow tree while it was still cold here near New Orleans so I planted it in a large pot. We've been having so much rain, I haven't been able to put it in the ground yet. I've noticed that a few of the leaves have turned yellow with small brown spots on them and some of the green leaves have those spots as well. Do you have any idea what could be causing this or could it be that it needs to be taken out of the pot and put in the ground? Help!
Dale from Louisiana,
Treating Rust On Weeping Willow Trees?I planted a 25 gal weeping willow last fall. It now has rusty looking spots on the underneath side of the leaves and some of the leaves are yellow. How do i eliminate this problem?
How Far Apart to Plant Willow Trees?Could someone give me advice on how far apart I should plant willows? Thanks for your time.
Infrequent Blossoming Dogwood Tree?I have a dogwood tree that is at least 15 years old. I think it has blossomed only two or three times since buying it. What does it need nutrionally or is it the amount of sun it receives that is crucial for annual blossoming?
Saving a Dying Pine Tree?We moved to Arizona from New York, we had a pine tree from a seedling and was doing fine in a large pot. We brought it to AZ with us. It was 100 and above for a few days. The needles turned brown and are falling off. Is there anything I can do to save it from totally dying?
Helping a Live Oak Tree?My husband and I are having trouble with our Live Oaks in our front yard. The couple that lived here before us had them planted when they moved in but obviously did not take care in raising them. They are straggly and just now growing properly. My neighbor came over and trimmed some of the dead branches and some of it is slowly coming back.
Santa Rosa Plum Tree Not Blooming?I live in San Diego and planted a dwarf Santa Rosa plum tree in January of this year. I dug the hole quite deep and planted the tree in steer manure, peat moss and gardening soil and also use a drip system.
Leaves Turning Yellow on a Flowering Crab?I have a flowering crab and its leaves are turning yellow. A tree guy told me it's fungus but he's an amateur so I'm not sure. I'm looking for a way to treat it naturally. Is that possible?
Planting Fruit Trees in The Fall?I want to plant lilacs and also some fruit trees. Do you do that in the fall?
Rate of Willow Root Growth?I would like to plant some Weeping Willows but would like to know how fast the roots grow and if I have to be concerned about proximity to a septic bed? Also, how far apart would be a good distance to plant and how many feet per year do they grow?
What Is This Tree? (Ornamental Plum Tree)I have several of these trees growing in my yard. They are volunteers, meaning they just grew up on their own. I live in the Pacific Northwest (Western Washington near Puget Sound). New ones grow up around the largest tree so I'm assume they are from seed from the tree. They have some white flowers in the spring and the fruit shown in one of the pictures is about the size of a jumbo olive and olive shaped or plum shaped.
Late Maturing Apple Tree?I am trying to find an old apple tree variety that used to grow outside of our house. I know this variety is at least 100 years old and would love to replace the dead tree with a new one of the same variety. It is a late maturing apple, yellowish green in color, sweet and crisp.
Planting a Ylang Ylang Tree?I just got a Ylang Ylang tree. It was purchased by a friend who lives in South FL. It's about 5-10 Degrees colder there in winter. Does anyone know anything about this fragrant tree? I know the flowers are used to make perfumes and such.
When Are Figs Ripe?I have a fig tree that I planted 3 summers ago. It has grown well and is now about 7 feet tall. We have let 4 main shoots remain and cut back the others. We bought it at a flea market and I do not know what kind of fig it is.
Buying AustreesI am look for order Austrees. It's an Australian tree that grows fast and can be a private fence.
Dwarf Weeping Willow?I would like to know how dwarf weeping willow trees are made? Can I make one myself?
Dry Rot in Trees?We lost a main branch from our tree in the backyard. I found what it seemed like dry rot. I scraped out excess but what can we do to repair e.g. put in a fill to prevent further rot?
Yoshino Flowering Cherry?Can anyone tell me what kind of cherries the flowering yoshino cherry tree provides?
Foxtail Palms Damaged By Cold?I have two foxtail palms that have suffered from this year's rough winter. All the fronds have died and I have cut them off. I then cut about 6" from the top of the stalk to see what it looked like inside.
Growing a Blue Pine?I went to visit my Son in Illinois last year. I purchased a Blue pine tree (small potted). I set it out in my yard when I returned. It hasn't grown much and it has turned green. Any suggestions on how to get it to grow and get it's blue color back? I live in Alabama and the climate here is warmer.
Trees and Shrubs to Block the Sight of a Road?A busy two lane road will be enlarged to four lane behind my boyfriend's property in the future (maybe 2 years). What types of trees, shrubs, or bushes would be an effective screen so as to block the sight of the enlarged road?
Balls Dropping from an Oak Tree?My oak tree has dropped a few balls made of a papery type material. Inside there is something that looks like the flower on a bottle brush tree, only it's white. Is this normal?
Starting a Butternut Tree?Does anyone know on how to start a butternut tree? I do know plant the nut but does it have to be dried out first or planted with the green shell on it or what can someone help me?
Harlequin Maple Leaves Browning On Edges?Planted a Harlequin Maple in May this year...loved the color of these leaves. Just noticed lately that every leaf on it is brown along the edges. Here is a picture of a leaf. What can I do to stop this from happening next year or prevent it from dying if that is what is happening.
Getting a Graft from a Tree?How does one get a graft from a tree to grow a new tree?
Trouble With Weeping Willow Roots?I had an old weeping willow that had to be cut down. While it was up, it strangled my septic pipe in the front yard near it, 4 times over the course of 25 years. Now that it is down, I have heard that the roots will continue to travel and strangle anything in sight of them?
Getting Rid of Shoots From Mountain Ash Tree?I want to get rid of all shoots from my Mountain Ash tree. I, have tried by digging, etc, but they keep coming up, Really ready to cut it down, but the shoots will be still there.
Purple Robe Locust Tree With a Split?I have a purple robe locust tree that the main trunk has split, but a 1/4 of the trunk is still intact. Can my precious tree be saved!
Watering Dog Wood Trees?I bought some weeping cherry trees and a dog wood trees from a different area last spring online. I lost some of them as they were very small saplings. The ones that are living now are in my veranda and get limited sunlight.
Tree That Looks Like a Crepe Myrtle?Does anyone know what the name of the plant is that looks like a crape myrtle, but is actually a tree?
Bark Peeling at the Base of a Weeping Cherry?I have an 8 year old weeping cherry tree with peeling bark at the base of the tree. The trunk is also sunken in a bit under the peeling bark. The affected area faces south. Could it be from the sun? I also found an insect casing at the base of the tree, it looks like a pupa case.
What Is This Tree?What is this tree?
Replacements for a Willow Tree?I had to chop down a beautiful 20 year old willow tree. It was a fast grower that started to drop huge heavy branches all over the ground and the alley. We wanted to stop the process before it attacked any of the neighbors or their cars in a high wind.
Planting an Eastern Redbud Tree?I have an Eastern Redbud which produces multiple seedlings in the summer. This year I decided to save a few of these trees, which are only a few inches tall. I put them in separate gallon sized pots with nice, fertile soil. How I should handle these trees through the winter and when should I put them in the ground?
What Is This Tree?We saw these trees on our trip to California. I just love them. They are much more interesting to me than the typical evergreen "screen" trees you see around here! But what are they?
Tree Damaged During Transplanting?I am transplanting a London Plane tree that is approx. 2-3 yrs. old. When digging it up part of the trunk was damaged including removal of some bark and some of the side roots. What can be done to help this tree survive?
Repairing Branch On "Rose of Sharron" Tree?How do you repair the branch after bugs have made a home in it. The branch is still alive but it is falling, I've tied it up. Will it self mend or is there a glue out there?
Planting Rooted Willow Tree Branches?I recently cut a bunch of pencil size limbs from my willow tree. I placed them in a vase full of water. This was about a month ago. They are growing roots like crazy. It is early November in upstate NY. What do I do with them now? Start transplanting them into pots, etc.? I really wanted to put them in the ground, but its close to Winter.
Holly Tree With Yellow Leaves and Black Spots?What is causing black spots and yellow leaves on my holly tree?
Small Eucalyptus Trees?Does anyone know where to buy small eucalyptus trees to plant in the yard? A family member bought one at Lowe's one year, but hasn't seen one since! It's grown to be 5 feet tall, by the way.
Are Dogwood Trees Harmful to Dogs?Are dogwood trees harmful to dogs?
Are Crepe Myrtle Roots Invasive?I am worried about the root system on a crepe myrtle tree. I want to plant one or two in my back yard close to my house and patio. Will the root system grow underneath my cement patio? How far away should I plant them? Thank you.
Nellie R. Stevens Holly Trees?I have just planted Nellie R Stevens Holly Trees. I love them but I can't find what I am looking for searching the web. I know that spring time is a time they shed their leaves. I am not sure about how and when to prune them.
Getting Rid of Walnut Trees?For the ten years I've been living in my home, I've been fighting the same walnut trees year after year. I cut them down, they grow right back. How can I get rid of them permanently without damaging the other plants?
Maples Leaves Turning Brown?What causes browning leaves on variegated maple trees? I originally thought it was sunburn, but we have had very little sun this summer.
Digging a Trench Through Tree Roots?I have a mature sweet gum tree that shades my sun room nicely, but I need to run a drain tube down the side of my house. However the roots of the tree cross the area where the drain tube has to go. How much of the roots can be cut without it killing the tree?
Dogwood with Seed Pods?I have a wild dogwood tree in my yard. The leaves are turning a lovely red and there is what looks like a cluster of seed pods on some of the branches. I've never seen this before. What are they?
Starting a Walking Stick Tree?Does anyone know how to start a walking stick tree from it's acorn? Thanks a bunch!
Difficulties Growing a Sugar Maple?I have a Sugar Maple that I planted in our front yard 15 years ago and half of it is growing well and the other half is stunted. I have to trim the growing half back to be equal with the other side. The stunted side loses it leaves earlier than the other side, too.
Old Blue Spruce Tree Is Dying?Recently we had a tree cutter remove some branches from the middle portion of our blue spruce tree. It appears that now many of the surrounding branches are beginning to turn brown.
Transporting a Tree from the Nursery in Cold Weather?What is the best way to transport a Norfolk Pine from the store to home when the temperature is 30 degrees?
Species of Elder Native to Arkansas?I was reading an article on making a whistle from a tree limb and the person said that Elder was a good source. I e-mailed him and asked if he meant Box Elder or Common Elder. His reply was "just Elder". This has me confused. How many Elders do we have in Arkansas?
How Do I Get Rid of Small Tree Stumps?I'd like suggestions for the easiest ways to get rid of small stumps in our yard.
Can I Defoliate an Indoor Avocado to Reduce Leaf Size?I have 2 avocado trees I started from the pits in avocados bought at a supermarket. I want to use these as house plants, but the larger one has such big leaves I wonder if it could be defoliated like sheffelera and Japanese maples can?
Banana Tree (Musa)This banana tree is four years old and has very small bananas on it. I was lucky to take this picture because this year in January, we had 7 inches of snow and it was killed by the snow and cold. I was heartbroken.
Caring for and Propagating a Willow Tree?I can't grow anything (I train horses), but this willow showed up in my pasture and I have several questions:
Trees Dropping Leaves and Branches are Brittle?I have 3 very large, magnificent trees (all different types, but I do not know the names of them). They are all loosing their green leaves and I do not know why. The branches from which they fell are now dry and brittle. Can anyone help me please?
Can I Repair a Split Dogwood?My dogwood tree split in two with the snow, how can I put it back in place? Thanks in advance.
Growing Japanese Maples?I would like information on growing Japanese maples. Thanks.
Leaves on Fruitless Pear Are Very Light Green?I have two fruitless pear trees. One looks really good and the other, looks very pale this year. The leaves are a light green. They're about 6 years old. I am afraid I will lose it. Maybe someone out there can tell me what I might do.
Spruce Tree is Dropping Needles and Branches Dying?We have a spruce about 30 feet tall that has been here since we moved in 5 years ago. Recently on the back side (little/no sun) all the needles have fallen off and the branches are brown. Then some of the middle of the tree branches are facing down like the needles are too heavy..
Saving a Tree Struck By Lightening?I have a 20 year old weeping willow tree that was recently hit by lightening. It only broke a small branch off, but left a wound on the bark near the top of the trunk. It has since lost all its leaves.
Avocado Trees Are Flowering?How long does it take for the avocado to mature on my tree grown from seed? I have several avocados now and am waiting for them to grow, the flowers started around March or April.
Empress Tree Didn't Come Back This Spring?My empress tree didn't come back this year. It was new, I got it last year.
Leaves on Tulip Tree Turning Yellow and Dying?I have a 4 year old tulip tree; it is about 7 ft. tall and the leaves are turning yellow and dying. It has never had any blooms. It is in full sun, what is wrong?
Getting Rid of Large Caterpillar Cocoons on Beech Trees?Help! I have a garden full of native beech trees, and over the last week or so I have an infestation of web like cocoons covering my trees and tree shoots.
Tiny Holes on Trunk of Weeping Willow?I have a weeping willow tree that is 4 years old. The tree has holes about 1/8 of an inch in diameter all around the trunk. The leaves are starting to get yellow.
Box Elder Suckering from Stump?I recently had a box elder tree cut down and now I'm getting all kinds of branches growing out of the trunk. I could not have the stump removed because it's growing into a fence. How do I get these branches to stop growing out of the stump? It looks terrible. Thank you.
Killing the Roots of a Downed Tree?We had a tree removed from our back yard. It was probably a Chinese elm and now lots of shoots are sprouting up profusely. How do we get rid of them?
Increasing Blooms on a Plumeria Tree?How can I increase the quality and quantity of blooms on my Plumeria trees?
Are Crape Myrtles Deciduous?Do the leaves fall off the crepe myrtle in the fall?
New Growth Branches Falling Off Crape Myrtles?I have two crape myrtles that are 10 -15 feet tall. I have never had a problem until this year. I'm noticing small, new growth limbs (6-12 inches long) falling off. The limbs are full of green leaves, though the leaves have become soft and droopy.
Why Don't My Dogwoods Bloom?I have about a dozen dogwoods that have never bloomed. A pink one that I planted about 5 years ago was blooming when I planted it, but not since. A few are 6-8 ft tall and at least 10 years old. We have acidic soil, and have 4 dogwoods that bloom yearly.
Maple Tree Leaves Dying in Patches?I have a maple that is approximately 20 to 25 years old. About three years ago, it began losing large areas of leaves by late June. The following year, the leaves do not reappear leaving large areas of the tree bare.
Blue Spruce Needles Turning Brown?We have blue spruce trees that have brown branches from the bottom up. The top of the tree is very healthy. We have noticed that the brown branches have new green growth on the tips now. What can we do for the trees?
Leaves and Fruit on Bing Cherry Tree Dying?I have a bing cherry tree that has product cherries in small amounts. This year it was loaded with cherries, but the leaves are really small and so are the cherries. Over half of them have just died and so are some of the branches. What should I do?
Trouble with a Dwarf Stella Cherry Tree?I have a Stella cherry tree that's in a pot. It's swarming with black flies. It is 2 years old. The sap has leaked down the stem and set hard and the leaves are withering up. What can I do?
Potted Japanese Maple Losing Its Leaves?I have a Japanese maple that has been in a pot for 5 years and has flourished every year until this year. I happened to notice that it was dropping its leaves. Could this have something to do with the cool, damp spring we have experienced on our coast or could it be root bound?
Horse Chestnut Tree Dying?We have a tree at the bottom of the garden which is dying. I was wondering if there was any way to prolong its life. I need advice/guidance.Thanks.
Saving Money on Tree RemovalThis is a page to saving money on tree removal. Removing trees yourself is not always an option. However, it can be very expensive to have someone come do it for you.
Leaves on Potted Dogwood Tree Drying Out?I received a baby dogwood tree as a present last week, I would like to plant it this coming week. I have watered it and have taken the tree outside for sun a few times, the leaves are starting to dry out, is the tree damaged? Maybe I did something wrong?
Mimosa Tree Care?I had just sent in my money to join the Jerry Baker club and I would like to know if you have any information on mimosa plants. I just got one at a fair, but there was no information about them. So if you do, I would be very grateful for anything about them.
Growing Mimosa TreesMimosa trees, also known as silk trees, originated in China. They grow easily in many areas and are even sometimes considered a weed. They are a medium sized tree that produces a lot of shade. This is a page about growing Mimosa trees.
Planting Trees in a Weedy Area?What are the main problems caused by weedy sites when planting trees?
Oak Tree Breaking Driveway?I have an oak tree that is about 20ft from my front entrance. My driveway is blacktopped and I can see the black top eroding because of the huge roots of the tree. My husband doesn't want to cut it because it shades the house in the summer (very hot summers here).
Tree Leaves Have Black Spots?What stops the black spots on the leaves of your trees?
Preparing Your Trees for WinterThis is a page about preparing your trees for winter. Preparing your trees before the winter will not only protect them from frost but also boost their health for the next growing season.
Garden: Chestnut TreeMy husband and I just happened to see this chestnut tree on a spontaneous nature walk. Had we waited a few days to take that walk, we would have missed this photo opportunity.
Problems Growing a New Sapling After Killing Sick Tree?About 3 years ago I dug out the roots of a sickly citrus tree in my backyard and used charcoal starter fluid to burn off the majority of the humongous roots underneath. I haven't had any success so far with any sapling I've planted in it. Did I ruin the soil for good?
Caring for a Norfolk PineNorfolk pine or Araucaria heterophylla are originally from a small island near New Zealand. They are a popular houseplant. Proper care can keep these elegant living Christmas trees healthy for years to come.
Norfolk Pine Needles Turning BrownThis is a page about Norfolk pine needles turning brown. It is common to see Norfolk pines for sale in the winter, but for many people these beautiful trees turn brown rather quickly.
Growing Hazelnut Trees?This is a page about growing hazelnut trees. Hazelnut trees are a small shrub like tree that is a good source of tasty, crunchy nuts.
Fast Growing Tree IdeasThis page contains fast growing tree ideas. Sometimes when landscaping we would like to add some fast growing trees to the design.
Growing a Red Osier Dogwood?This is a page about growing a red osier dogwood. The red osier dogwood is a small tree that grows well in wet locations.
Staking a TreeThis is a page about staking a tree. When planting a new tree, you will need to decide if it needs staking and then follow some simple steps to ensure success.
Crepe Myrtle Tree Not Leafing Out?We have a line of 10 crepe myrtle trees and one of them seems to be dying. Only one branch has green leaves on it. Does anyone know about these trees/bushes? Thanks ahead of time!
Transplanting a Weeping Willow Tree?This page is about transplanting a weeping willow tree. Weeping willow starts readily grow from the base of the plant and root quite easily.
Growing a Weeping Willow TreeThis is a page about growing a weeping willow tree. If you have the space to accommodate one, a weeping willow makes a beautiful addition to your property.