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Fig tree that was planted early July

I have had a fig tree in a pot for years (outside in the warm weather and inside for the winter). It was two woody stems and seemed to do well. However, having learned of many local fig trees living happily outside, I decided to plant it in a bed outside in early July. It immediately grew maybe six more stems! It didn't even seem to suffer much with the drought. I watered it, but not frequently. It seems very happy. It is still very green and wasn't showing any signs of dropping it's leaves. Now, due to the freeze last night, the leaves look frozen and droopy. The outer branch on the left and right are the original branches. All the growth in the middle is the new growth since planting. You may be able to see that it has some green figs on it. My question is: should I cut it back? Could the freezing of the leaves damage the tree? Your assistance will be greatly appreciated. I'd really love for this tree to survive.

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Kent County MD fruit figs tree overwintering about 1 month ago

Tomato Plant Deterioration

I have a tomato plant (not sure of the variety) growing in a Clay pot in a mostly sunny location - when it started to grow it was healthy and bore numerous blossoms and tomatoes. I fertilized it with Miracle Grow. The first tomato had a black bottom - none of the others have this. Something is nibbling on the green tomatoes and eating the leaves as you can see on the enclosed pictures. Also around the pot on the ground there are black "droppings". I have not observed any insects until today when I noticed a single web and a very small black worm like insect - I can't imagine that would produce all the black excrement, but then I don't know what would. The tomatoes are very hard and even the one or two that I took inside to ripen stay very hard. It's very strange. I hope you can figure it out. Thank you!

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Kent County MD vegetable tomato hornworm blossom end rot over 2 years ago

What is this...

Trying to identify this sample i took off of a large bush/tree in my yard.

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Kent County MD plant id cornus amomum about 4 years ago

This is a 4-5 year old Quercus alba that developed 2 clusters of these pine...

This is a 4-5 year old Quercus alba that developed 2 clusters of these pine cone like growths last year - mainly on the small trunk. They crumbled easily when the home owner tried to remove them.Now here is a picture of 2 more that are growing on the same tree. Can you help with identification. The homeowner lives in Betterton MD. The tree was professionally planted, is watered properly, and is in full sun. The soil was amended when the tree was planted and is known for being more on the clay side. The tree is mulched but only 1 inch not too heavy. The owner does not want to loose the tree but is concerned with this growth that is re-occurring

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Kent County MD trees and shrubs oak lobed gall about 6 years ago

I have 4 green ash trees; one is shedding leaves. Most of the leaves have...

I have 4 green ash trees; one is shedding leaves. Most of the leaves have spots as shown in the attached photo. When the leaves drop they turn bright yellow and the spots turn brown. Is this something that can be treated? If so, then with what? A fungicide? Insecticide? The leaf loss seems evenly distributed around the tree; topmost branches seem no harder hit th

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Kent County MD trees and shrubs ash over 5 years ago

Identify insect

What is this bug in my pool? Should I rescue it? Is it harmful to plants or people?

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Kent County MD velvet ant insect or spider id 4 months ago

One of my 4 green ash trees is starting to drop leaves....not seriously so...

One of my 4 green ash trees is starting to drop leaves....not seriously so far. However, most of the remaining leaves have yellow spots as shown in the photo. Leaves on the ground are bright yellow and have brown spots. I'm unable to upload more than a single photo. Do recognize this disease? Can it be treated? If so, with what?This is a young tree ~15-20' tall and can be easily sprayed with fungicide or other remedy.

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Kent County MD trees and shrubs ash over 5 years ago

Either a squirrel or raccoon is getting in through the ceiling tiles in our...

Either a squirrel or raccoon is getting in through the ceiling tiles in our house when we are not home.We don't leave any food or bird seed out....how can we keep them away?

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Kent County MD wildlife raccoon squirrel in house raccoon in house squirrel over 4 years ago

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