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Root length

If I planted emerald green trees that grew around 14 foot tall and planted them 20 feet away from my leach bed, would my leach bed be fine ? How far out will the roots stretch ?

Fulton County OH leach field tree roots leach bed Posted 5 days ago

About 5 years ago I planted 9 Allegheny Viburnum along a fence line.. About 3...

About 5 years ago I planted 9 Allegheny Viburnum along a fence line.. About 3 years ago, a couple of them began to look sick. Leaves turned brown and dropped off and they looked bad even though the wood was still green. Tried spraying with a fungicide but seemingly to no avail. One by one the fungus or blight worked its way down the row until now I only have 2 good plants left. Should I just dig the sick ones up and destroy to protect what I have left?

Butler County OH Posted 12 days ago

There is a tree on my property that has a chain wrapped clear around it and...

There is a tree on my property that has a chain wrapped clear around it and it’s inbedded. I want to know if I should take this cable off, or what to do. I know it’ll kill the tree eventually .

Crawford County OH girdled girdling girdling trunk girdled tree Posted 12 days ago

I have ivy (Personal identified as English ?) which I have not found anything...

I have ivy (Personal identified as English ?) which I have not found anything to control it without killing lawn. It is running through the lawn and keeps spreading. My desire is to kill it without killing lawn, however, killing the lawn to stop it would be acceptable. I would like to be able to reseed within a month or two. Do you have any suggestions?

Wyandot County OH Posted 18 days ago

Hi, I live across from the Battelle Darby nature preserve. Have been trying...

Hi, I live across from the Battelle Darby nature preserve. Have been trying to grow some pines on my property without success. Generally they succumb to a disease by the second year. There are several very mature pines that are dead or dying as well. The Norway Spruce do better than White Pine, but few Norway Spruce have lived more than two years. All White Pine saplings have died (100+). This greatly concerns me, and I was wondering if the County Extension Office could offer advice/assistance. The photos show one of the Norway Spruce infected with something (possibly mites?). Approx 2 1/2 y/o. Healthy until four months ago. Thank You, John Mattix

Franklin County OH trees and shrubs Posted 19 days ago

Small black bugs found mostly around window sill but also around lamps and...

Small black bugs found mostly around window sill but also around lamps and now on beds. Can anyone say what they are and best way to get rid of them?

Warren County Ohio Posted 21 days ago

Hi, my in house elephant ear that I have had for five years stopped producing...

Hi, my in house elephant ear that I have had for five years stopped producing leaves. There is one left and it is not producing the two things that come before a leave comes. Its never done this before. I thought it needed repotting but found that its roots are very short. Hope to save it. Thanks for your help

Franklin County Ohio Posted 25 days ago

How does a backyard gardener deal with deer and other critters that...

How does a backyard gardener deal with deer and other critters that continuouly visit backyards for a tasty meal?

Franklin County Ohio Posted 27 days ago

Just wondering... I've never seen so many leaves covered with mold as I have...

Just wondering... I've never seen so many leaves covered with mold as I have in the past few days.. 2019-11-11 picture attached. Is something weird or unusual going on? Some other leaves looked like they'd been whitewashed. Thanks. Ben

Greene County Ohio Posted 28 days ago

What grub control product can be used in lawn areas surrounding an enclosed...

What grub control product can be used in lawn areas surrounding an enclosed pond area where ducks/Koi are present

Washington County Ohio Posted 30 days ago