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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 12, 2015

Q. Weed identification

I have a very low, creeping weed with really tough, long stems which produces a tiny daisy-like flower – white with yellow center. I have been unable to find a picture in any of the online weed libraries. It crawls low on top, below, and through the grass. The root is very long. I thought it was bindweed but the flower is different. When I first spotted it, I thought it was just some really healthy Bermuda until I got close enough to see/touch it. The first patch was over 2 feet wide from the clump at the base. Please help! I can’t seem to get rid of it – just when you think it’s safe to go back in the yard. . . I can send a photo if necessary.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 13, 2015
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A number of plants fit this description. Could you send in a picture? This would help us to better identify this weed for you.

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Asked by
jojo2763 on
September 14, 2015
isle of Wight UK

Q. replanting in soil with bracket fungus

Will plants planted in soil where a tree that died of bracket fungus die also? We have removed a young beech tree that had died of bracket fungus. If I replant the area with perennials, will they die as well?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 16, 2015
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You should not have any trouble replanting the area.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/tree-bracket-fungus.htm

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Asked by
Nora Zee on
November 1, 2017
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Q. Can I grow beech trees from seeds?

Can I grow beech trees from seed. I have many on my property and they do well. What do you recommend about planting beech seeds? Thank you. Beech nut

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 1, 2017
Certified Expert
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You could, technically, but this can be tricky. Most will not germinate. The most common method is to graft depending on the species of beech. My guess is that you have the European beech, with the spiky seed pods.

I have found a website that offers a method for germinating these. This can be found here: https://www.doityourself.com/stry/growing-a-beech-tree-from-seeds

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Asked by
vina callanan on
May 7, 2018
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Q. Fastigate beech

A fastigate beech was downed by a storm mid winter. It was righted one week later and secured. Now even though branches are subtle and buds appear the tree is not leafing out. (Its companion has been leafing out for a week) Anything I can do to help?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 8, 2018
Certified Expert
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This will be a recovery process now. It could be another year or two before it starts to resume vigorous growth. During this time, it will repair damaged root systems so that it can support itself again.

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Asked by
Kim.montalti on
June 7, 2018
Long Island N.Y.

Q. columnar beech sagging?

Should I tie up my columnar beech tree or let it build up strength on its own? We had heavy snow over the winter and it now late spring. Still sagging.

Answered by
drtreelove on
June 8, 2018
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Asked by
MaurieT on
November 17, 2018
Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia

Q. Who’s eating my Crimson Beech?

We have a lovely Crimon Beech tree in our yard and the upper foliage is being stripped bare. Possums that do much damage to other trees don’t seem to be guilty this time, as even the thinnest twigs are not broken. There’s no sign of insects on it, and haven’t seen any birds in it. Something nocturnal maybe?

Answered by
drtreelove on
November 17, 2018
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Unless there are signs of chewing or sucking insect pests, caterpillars, aphids, scale, beetles; then I suspect a water issue: too little (drought stress) or too much (root rot).

The photo shows the tree is in a lawn, which if irrigated can be problematic for overwatering and root or crown rot.

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Asked by
Waxman on
July 14, 2019
co6 2bj uk

Q. tree bark removed – will it live?

We’ve got a 40 year old beech tree with trunk diameter about 18″ at chest height. Today, some vandals have removed nearly all the bark between about 2ft to 6ft above ground level. They’ve left a strip intact which is only about 3 inches wide. Can the tree survive this and what can we do to help it?

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
July 14, 2019
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Answered by
Waxman on
July 15, 2019
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Thanks Susan.

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