Moore County, North Carolina

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thinning timber

Our timber was cut at least 12 years ago. It needs thinning. Plus I have some mature pines to cut also. How and where can I find info to get someone to do this work? John Baker


Moore County NC 5 months ago

Blight Attacking my Garden

I am a novice gardener, and not native to North Carolina. I have had a horrible time with what appears to be blight in my garden this year. I first noticed red colored spots that appeared gray in the center on my zinnias late spring. I thought it was from insects. It decimated my zinnias. I soon saw small red to brown spots on many of my garden plants, then more worryingly on some old pecan trees. Now it appears to be on a 150 year old magnolia tree. Is this something that is expected here and it will resolve itself over winter? If not, what in the world do I do? Do I need to chop down/ clear out the perennial plants that have it (and my old trees?!) Help!!! Melissa


Moore County NC 5 months ago

Aggravating Catus

I have about 4 acres my family wants to turn into an orchard. The field is full of prickly pears all over. Tried digging them up but there are just to many. Any ideas of how to rid of them? I live in the Sandhills of NC.


Moore County NC 11 months ago


There are mushrooms growing around a cherry tree stump in my yard that look like shiitake. See attached pics. Opinion on them being edible. Jack Stevens 910-690-0223


Moore County NC 4 months ago

Non-invasive Flowering Woody Vine ID

I have a vine, once growing on the two sides of a trellis, that I can't identify. It's planted in full sun and grows up the trellis quickly, yet doesn't spread into the yard. It bloomed small fragrant white flowers the first year we moved into our house, sometime near winter (not sure if it was late fall or early spring). The plant was heavily overgrown when we moved in. When we cut it back (leaving only about a foot of the woody stem) only one plant survived. It has never flowered as a single plant over the last four years. I believe the leaves are linear, untoothed, and palmately compound. Each cluster grows 5-7 leaves, though I think more may grow as it matures (just cut it back 2 months ago so the pictures are of all new, recent growth). The plant stays green year-round. I have never found it in local garden/nursery shops. I want to know what it is so I can plant one on the other side. It's a fantastic, beautiful vine. Please help.


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Moore County NC over 4 years ago

Japanese Compact Holly Conundrum

I was told that my English boxwoods had root rot because of their extensive bronzing of branch systems so I dug them out and replaced them with Japanese Compact Holly which I was told was a little bit sturdier. When I remove my English Boxwoods I also removed all of the root system and put in new soil. I checked the root systems very carefully and did not find any root rot. I replaced them with the Japanese Holly and 4 weeks later I am finding that they have small Branch systems that are bronzing they're covered and webbing quite often and while there is New Growth the tips look like they've been burnt off. Is there any way to save my beautiful new Japanese compact Holly? I suspect mites this go around... but I haven't seen any tiny bodies.


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Moore County NC almost 5 years ago

Deodara cedar

I have two deodara cedars on my property but the needles are becoming sparse. Can you suggest any special care or a tree expert who would help me care for these special trees.


Moore County NC almost 5 years ago

Browning bermuda

Laid Bermuda sod in May. Sod did great in following weeks. Plenty of rain. Now it's June and temps of 95 in NC. I irrigate regularly. Sod is fading to whitish brownish in one corner. Not seeing it anywhere else. Is this disease or just heat stress. Help!



Moore County NC over 2 years ago

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