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Q.I want to cut down an apple tree but it has a large bunch of mistletoe growing on it, how can I save it and put on another fruit

Zone B79 0NN | Ollie Walton added on September 1, 2019 | Answered

tree? Would it have to be an apple tree or would a plum tree be ok?

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Answered on September 3, 2019

It is important that, although they are interesting a largely not harmful, when a tree is not getting proper care or is lacking something, then the parasitic plant will steal nutrients from the tree.

In short, they will help facilitate the death of a tree in the right circumstances.

This article will help you to grow mistletoe, both indoors, and out: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/mistletoe/how-to-grow-mistletoe-plants.htm

This article will offer information on mistletoe and other parasitic plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/hemiparasitic-plants.htm

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