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Asked by
george oram on
October 26, 2015
Kent in the south of england

Q. gleditsia tree killed by fungus

I have a small gleditsia tree which has been killed by honey fungus. If I plant another tree, will that also be attacked? What can I do to stop this from happening? Is it possible to plant a tree in a container and bury the container to avoid attack? What can I do to stop the fungus from killing other plants in the garden?

Answered by
villiers on
October 27, 2015

Honey fungus is deadly, but a liberal soaking with Armillatox may kill it off.Planting in a container could work, but the tree/shrub will not grow well,
unless it is a fig which needs restricted roots.

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Asked by
engelpack on
July 13, 2016
Wray Co 80758

Q. Imperial vs skyline honey locust

What is difference in root system of Imperial vs Skyline honey locust trees?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 14, 2016

A Skyline maturity size is 60 x 35 feet.
An Imperial is 30 x 40 feet.

Root systems go deep so they are excellent lawn choices as roots do not become exposed.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 31, 2018

Q. Honey Locust trees

Had 3 planted last spring,leaves were sparse last year, but I was told that was expected.
This year each tree has a few what appear to be dried, brittle, and dead branches and all have the same in the top 1/4 of the tree.
Do these trees have a chance or should they be replaced? I need some info to intelligently speak with the landscaping company that planted them. There may be a one year warranty.
Any assistance you can give will be appreciated.
Thank You,
Craig D Port Huron, MI

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 1, 2018

It sound as though the top portions of your trees died off. It can be due to watering issues or damage from the winter, or reasons that can't be explained.

Most reputable garden centers will guarantee a new tree for the first year. I would check your receipts.

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