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Questions About Redwood Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 3, 2011

Q. Pine and Redwood Tree

I wondered if one can grow a pine tree or redwood in a self contained pot. I know these are and can be massive trees, but if one is limited with space around their property, could these trees make it in large containers?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 4, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Technically, anything can be grown in a container. It is really just a matter of being able to provide the space and the water it needs. A redwood might be hard to keep up with in a container. But there are many pine trees that are more than manageable for containers. Look for dwarf varieties for the best choices for containers.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 5, 2011

Q. Plants That Will Survive Under Redwood Tree

We have a small front yard, which has a 100-year-old redwood tree. Three generations have been trying to get something to grow underneath it to no avail. Our city does not allow us to cut down any tree or trim back. I would be extremely grateful if you could give me some names of plants that would survive in the acidic soil, or even ground covers.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 5, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 26, 2011

Q. Redwood Tree

I planted a redwood tree a year ago and it seems to have been thriving until recently. In the last two weeks, the top of the tree has been wilting and then dying. It still shows new buds and growth on the ends of the lower branches. What can I do? I don’t want to lose the tree.

Answered by
Cathy on
July 28, 2011
A.

Please contact your local extension office (found under gov't in your phone book) for help in identify exactly what is wrong with your tree. There has been confirmation that Phytophthora ramorum, the fungus associated with Sudden Oak Death, does also attack Redwood trees. The extension service should be able to identify the problem and offer solutions on how to control the issue.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 30, 2011

Q. Redwood Shoots Removal

We had a redwood tree in our yard that was dying, so we had it removed and the trunk ground out. Now we have a million shoots coming up in the area of where the trunk was and would like to know how to get rid of them permanently.

I hope you can help us!

Answered by
Nikki on
October 31, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Cut the suckers and paint the fresh cuts with concentrated Round-Up. The tree will suck the Round-Up into its system and kill it. It may take a few applications, but will eventually kill the roots.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 16, 2012

Q. Unknown Tree

We have a tree in our backyard and we don’t know what it is (we are new to the area). It looks like an evergreen, but all of its leaves are now brown and falling off – all of them! Its bark is reddish brown and it is quite tall (two stories high). It is cone-shaped but the leaves are soft and flat, and in bunches on each stem. Very perplexed if it is not an evergreen or if it is showing signs of dying.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
November 17, 2012
A.

It sounds like a Dawn Redewood, Metasequoia glyptostrodies. You'll love it. check out this "article": http://treesandshrubs.about.com/od/commontrees/p/DawnRedwood.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 4, 2013

Q. Redwood Tree Health

I planted a number of Sequoia sempervirens around my property on the western slope of the Sierras at about 3, 300 feet elevation. They seemed to do well for the first few years but have recently started turning brown, branches thinning, and a few have died. I attribute the deaths to pocket gophers, which are abundant here, but I wonder if I should treat the soil somehow.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
May 4, 2013
A.

Information states they thrive best at 3000 feet or below with heavy rainfall (100"/year) and high humidity. Have you contacted your local agricultural extension service or the Forrest service?

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 18, 2014

Q. nordic pine indoor plant?

Is a Nordic pine ok as indoor plant? How tall will it grow?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
December 19, 2014
A.

I was about to say that no pine can be grown as a houseplant, when it occurred to me that perhaps you mean Norfolk Island Pine. If that's the case, they do indeed make good houseplants. Here's more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/norfolk-pine/

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