I was wondering if there are important considerations for volunteer trees near a foundation that are starting to get large. Perhaps 4-6 in diameter and maybe 6-12 ft tall. Any tips on removing. Would it be reasonable to dig out roots after tree is cut down. I have access to a chainsaw and also hand saw. also, one tree is growing in a window well and getting toooo big. if hard to get all the root out, is it necessary to use a glycophate (roundup) or can i manually get it and keep the suckers pruned? in which case, how long would it live in the window well if i could not get it all out? I can get photos too if that helps
Hennepin County Minnesota about 4 years ago
Pls help identify this tree. I have 3 photos I would like to share
I'd like to provide habitat for wild bees in my backyard and bought two "bee houses." I found some information about mason bees online but realized it came out of England and may not be so pertinent to our area. Do you have any printed material on the requirements of local solitary bees?
El Paso County Colorado about 4 years ago
Is the product Ornamec safe to use from an environmental perspective? We live about 500 yards from Lake Michigan but all water drains inward to the center of our site.
Can I mulch with cedar wood chips on top of porous lawn fabric arou d the following plants without a negative impact: peonies, alberta spruce, hardy rose bushes.
Hennepin County Minnesota about 4 years ago
I am a horticulturalist from England UK. I am wondering what this plant is called (photo attached). I have seen this many times during walks in Minnesota and am unable to find this on any wild flower sites. I appreciate your help with this! Many Thanks, Elaine Wulff
Roseau County Minnesota about 4 years ago
what is this plant
What fungicide can I spray on my apple trees that have cedar rust spores on them
Hello! I have a mystery plant that I really need help identifying. I first discovered it growing in a rock bed around a shrub at my grandparents' house in Little Canada. I transplanted some out of curiosity and have had it growing for a few years in outdoor pots. I have attached a photo. I might also say that it produces delicate blue flowers that remind me of small Lady Slippers later in the summer. It also produces large amounts of pinhead-sized, round, black seeds. It grows aggressively, rooting from shoots and re-seeding itself wherever it grew the previous year. It also spreads moderately fast. Any ideas or direction? Thank you for your time!
Ramsey County Minnesota plant identification about 4 years ago
Hi, I have a huge slug problem with my strawberries. As soon as one turns red, the slugs attack it before I can pick it. I use slug bait but it doesn't work very well. I know that you can place plastic bags around apples, so I did the same thing but with my strawberries. I took little sandwich ziplocks and I poked little holes in them with a paper clip. Then I zipped them around each developing strawberry that had a hint of red on them so that they could ripen inside the bag safe from bugs. Is this ok as long as they have air? They should have air because I poked holes in the bags.
All of the leaves were eaten off of an azalea in my garden. Do you know what can cause such damage? Are there any biological or Chemical controls to prevent this?
St. Louis County Minnesota about 4 years ago
I have been seeing quite a lot of mature Pin Oaks around the Louisville area that have twig and branch die back. Several in the same subdivision. About 2-3 foot in from the ends of the branches. Some areas of the trees the leaves are small. Trunk looks great and no obvious signs of insects. Anyone have any idea or seeing similar symptoms? Heard anything? Could it be the harsh winter and ice we had effecting the Pin Oaks? Homeowners claim the trees were fine last season. Thank you, David
I live in the Vista Bonita subdivision near I-25 and Mulberry on the north side of Baker Lake. The willows started dying in July of last year and only new growth is coming up this year. It used to have large flocks of Redwing Blackbirds, but not this year. I was trimming the shrub by my house and found about a dozen dead blackbirds inside.
Could someone come out and look at this?
Larimer County Colorado trees and shrubs about 4 years ago
Do you have a list of perennials that are poisonous to humans, pets (dogs and cats) and wildlife such as deer? And then the symptoms and severity if they are ingested verses only touched? For example, I've heard foxglove is poisonous but that doesn't stop retailers from selling it in garden centers. Thanks!
McLeod County Minnesota about 4 years ago
Hi, My problem is that I've planted 6 hydrangeas 6 years ago. All I get is leaves and no flowers on them. The are in a sunny location but I do try to keep them moist. I did leave the wood on all winter and cut it away when the leaves started growing. They are all big and green, but still no flowers. Fertilizer doesn't seem to do anything. Any ideas how I can get blooms? thank you very much
I have a civil engineering degree and professional licence in California, with licensing in utah and Wyoming. My license has allowed me to proctice land surveying since 1980 in California. to get utah reciprocity as a licenec land surveyor i need 22 more hours of course work. do you offer such at Utan state and can i do any of it online as an employee of Weber County
Weber County Utah about 4 years ago
I have 9 apple trees in my yard,5 of which are honeycrisp. I did not get a single blossom this year on any of them. The trees look very healthy, nice an green. My 2 haroldsons bloomed very well, along with a couple blooms on a Courtland. I also have a cherry tree that did very well last year, but did not even leaf out this year. Was it the cold winter or what do you think?
Lake County Minnesota about 4 years ago
I asked a question a Month ago (#185758) about spraying roundup around the base of apple trees , I was very happy with your answer. I neglected to ask that same question about stone fruit trees, is Sethoxydim safe for them as well. Also is Clethodim 2E a safe alternative to Sethoxydim around trees and ornamental flowers. Thank you
Lac qui Parle County Minnesota about 4 years ago
Our home assoc. has 8 alpine currant hedges that are 10 yrs old and have only been trimmed on the top and sides with a rotary type trimmer. They have a lot of dead stems but actually are very green with all the rain. From the info on this site it appears will should prune out the thickest. Deadest stems right to the ground - about 1/3 of them each year. Trying to keep they at their current full height. One resident suggested cutting the whole hedge off at ground level leaving the roots in place so that new growth can start completely over. Another suggested pulling out the old plants by the roots and stArting completely over. Could you please help us with a decision on this problem? Thanks
Hi I have a problem with my maple tree it seems to be dying on one side who do I need to contact for help
Montgomery County Virginia about 4 years ago
By percentage, about how much money does drought resistant landscaping save per acre per year in a tropical climate like Hawaii?
Hi! I have 2 pine trees that have brown needles. the branches affected are both on top and the lower side. There are still green needles Someone told me that the trees were sick and I needed to take them down. I am wondering if there is a way to save them. Can you give me any guidance on how to diagnose what might be wrong.
Ingham County Michigan about 4 years ago
I have wanted a bleeding Heart bust but have had trouble getting one to grow.I do have full shade and cab keep the plant well watered.We live in Colorado in Zone 6. What would you suggest I do?
Arapahoe County Colorado trees and shrubs about 4 years ago
We've just discovered a nest of ground bees in the front yard while cutting grass. They are swarming around an area of ground, but I'm not sure where the entrance is. What's the best way to get rid of these little beasties? My son managed to get away with only 3 stings, but it took over an hour for them to settle down enough to retrieve the lawn mower from the area.
HELP! THE GRASSHOPPERS ARE CLEANING OUT MY GARDEN, THEY ARE OUT OF CONTROL. WHAT CAN I SPRAY AND NOT EFFECT MY VEG'S?
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