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Protecting Pine Seedlings From Deer Browsing

Protecting Pine Seedlings From Deer...Young trees are a favorite snack of hungry deer, especially in the spring and fall while there's still snow on the ground. Most young pines can recover from minor amounts of repeat browsing as long as the terminal bud remains intact.


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What Size Pot Does My Weeping Willow Need?I have a weeping willow tree that is about 1 foot tall right now and I want to know how long I can leave it in a pot and what size pot it needs. It currently is in a 1 gallon nursery pot. i would appreciate advice.


PVC Pipe as Garden Support/Stake - PVC tree supports

PVC Pipe as Garden Support/StakeNeed a garden support/stake for your fruit trees, plants, or garden flowers? An inexpensive alternative from trellis and garden stakes is using PVC pipes! They are extremely inexpensive, averaging out to be $2-3 each depending on the pipe you go with.


A viburnum tree in bloom.

Viburnum Tree in BloomThis beautiful tree was sort of an accident. I was looking for a dogwood and the nursery recommended this instead. My husband had his heart set on a dogwood so we planted it in our side yard between driveways. I'm sorry now that I didn't plant it where it would show better.


apples on ground beneath the tree

Self Harvesting Apple TreeAfter a few hours of high winds in NE Pennsylvania, our apple trees harvested themselves this year!


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Raising Peach Trees From SeedsI have a friend who lives about 50 miles away, at the foot of the mountain. On a tip from her wiser friend, she piled everything left from canning peaches in a heap in the garden.


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Removing Limb From TreeTo prevent a limb from peeling down the side of a tree as it's removed, saw partway through the branch from the underside first. Make your upward cut close to the trunk and about one-third of the way through.


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Planting A Tree In A Small AreaWhen planting a tree in a limited area, I use a piece of PVC, the plastic tubing for water pipes. I put it in the ground where the small tree is to be planted and hammer in the ground, leaving at least 1 inch out on top.


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Growing a Sweet Gum TreeI need advice on how to grow sweet gum trees. Do they grow fast? Sweet Gum trees are considered to have a medium to fast growth rate.


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Use Old Inner Tubes for Staking a TreeSave your old ruined bike inner tubes. The make great tree holders when staking a tree, and require no cutting.


Fast Growing Evergreen Trees

Fast Growing Evergreen TreesI am looking for suggestions for fast growing evergreen trees. However, I am not interested in the cylinder shaped "privacy" trees that I see everywhere.


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Grow A Holiday Tree Year RoundGrow a "Holiday Tree" and keep it alive. Why take our gift of life from it? Give a live plant, not just a harvested plant. CO2 is their food, let them eat more.


Stump Waiting for Removal

Inexpensive Stump RemovalAdvice for removing stumps inexpensively from the ThriftyFun community.


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Willow Tree Near Our Home's FoundationI have a willow tree about 12-15 feet from the house and the base of the trunk is about 12 inches. I understand the roots can enter water systems, but can they also impact house foundations?


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Fast Growing TreesCan anyone recommend a fast growing, nice looking tree that I can plant in August and have it live thru the winter? We recently lost our 30 year old willow and it has left a huge hole in our front yard.



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Growing a Crepe MyrtleI'm wanting to purchase a crepe myrtle, they seem to grow very well in my area of central Kentucky. I am looking for some guide lines as to planting and caring for it before I buy one.


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Adding Iron To TreesIf any of your tree leaves or shrubs turn yellow before frost, it means they need iron. There is an excellent product on the market called Ironite.


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Winterize Your EvergreensEvergreens, especially newly planted ones, can be damaged by winter sun and winds, which dry the foliage. Shield them with burlap stapled to stakes set 6 inches away from the plants on all sides.


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