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Cedar Elms too close together
April 27, 2016
I'm fairly new to North Texas and recently bought a new home with 2 young cedar elms in the front yard. From my understanding these trees can grow quite large. My front is about 25 feet wide and the...
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Sophora seeds to give away
April 13, 2016
When we moved to TX years ago we bought a mountain laurel so we could have the beautiful purple flowers and were disappointed when the flowers every year were white (with a few purple ones here and th...
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Why doesn't my Rusty blackhead bloom?
April 10, 2016
I have planted Rusty blackhaws the past several years..some bloomed the first year and every year since....and others 3 years old have not bloomed yet... Do all Rusty blackhaws bloom eventually or ...
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Large, fast-growing shade tree for Val Verde County, Texas
April 03, 2016
What is an overall good shade tree, very large & fast growing, to plant in Central South Texas, Val Verde County region? I am told that virtually nothing but Live Oaks or some other type of Oak will ...
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Status of Texas Olive tree in Katy, TX
March 30, 2016
I have a Texas Olive tree and it has very few leaves. Is this normal?
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Need to identify Cherry laurel varietyin Bee Caves, TX
March 29, 2016
I recently had cherry laurels installed in my yard for privacy. Unfortunately, the landscaper does not know what type of cherry laurel they are. The tag from the tree says Che-Com which to me might in...
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Tree with blue berries in Los Angeles, CA
March 22, 2016
There's a tree outside my house with somewhat thin and short spiky leaves with blue berries. The berries Some of the berries have a frost look and some are dark blue.
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Using Coffee Grounds under Live Oaks in Texas?
March 18, 2016
Can you add coffee grounds to live oak tree?
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Planting a Willow Close to a Water Line
March 18, 2016
I have a postage stamp-sized front yard, with the water tap in the front 1/3. I believe the water line runs right through the middle of my pss-front yard. I REALLY wanted to plant a weeping willow t...
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Native tree for Uvalde Texas
March 10, 2016
What Tree can grow in Uvalde Tx. Native type
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