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Haralson Apple Tree

We have a large Apple tree which has been a healthy, good producer. I prune it every year or two. Last year 3 or four medium branches died back near the trunk. This year many more and larger branches are dying near the ends and we had very few apples (less than 1% of normal). There are a lot of new branches near the core of the tree with more leaves than normal. Should I prune the dead wood back toward the core of the tree? If so, should I wait for winter or proceed now?

Montana almost 5 years ago

Colorado Blue Spruce, sidewalk replacement

I have a beautiful, mature Colorado blue spruce tree in my yard that is approximately 100 years old. Unfortunately, its root system has damaged the adjacent sidewalk to the point where the it needs to be replaced. The contractor says he will have to cut some large roots prior to pouring the concrete. Is there a way to do this without damaging the tree?

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Fergus County Montana 15 days ago

Chokecherry blight?

I had a 25’ tall chokecherry and an unidentified shrub taken out 6 weeks ago. The chokecherry had what I thought was blight. I now have about 100 s.f. of shoots coming up that are also sick. What is it and how do I get rid of all of them? They are partially under pine trees I want to save. What precautions do I need to take? I also have strawberry’s and roses.

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Park County Montana 18 days ago

Plum tree cankers?

Our two plums have what looks like dried sap at several spots. One tree appears to have lost two major limbs. One of the dead limbs has these cankers the other does not appear to. Should i cut live limbs with cankers as well as dead ones?

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Gallatin County Montana 22 days ago

Shrubs at 7000 ft

We live outside Philipsburg, on a dry, windy, sunny hill, elevation 7000’ Our landscaping has been rather hit and miss. For a number of years we have been successful with Potentilla, they have come to the end of their lives and we are looking to replace them. I wonder if you have ideas of other interesting suitable plants ? Or maybe we should stick with them?

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Granite County Montana 22 days ago

What’s on the Apple trees

It looks like aphids on stem but maybe something else on leaves. What is it and options to get rid of whatever it is. I am house sitting in Helena. Thanks

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Lewis and Clark County Montana 24 days ago

My young(ish) boxelder has not leafed out yet

Hi, the boxelder in my boulevard has not yet leafed out. Several others in my neighborhood (Loyal Gardens) are in the same boat. Is this a widespread problem this year? Is it likely these trees have died? Any advice on recovery if they are not dead? Thank you. Tom

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Gallatin County Montana 26 days ago

Grants for greenhouse for 501c3 TBI residential home

Is there a grant available for a greenhouse or Walipini for a 501(c)3 traumatic brain injury residential center based in Belgrade? We have 14 residents, and part of the program is aiding residents In becoming self-sufficient and responsible for raising their own food. Our goal is a walipini as it can be grown in year round, which will also work as an activity of daily living. When all is said and done, estimated costs would reach approximately $25,000, but we are confirming numbers now.

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Gallatin County Montana 26 days ago

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