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Asked by
llatter on
May 8, 2018
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Q. tree fern

I have a tree fern that is about 4ft tall I have had it for 10 years and have always protected it every winter this spring I think it has crown rot as the new shoots are very spongey and not the bright green and firm as ever other year can I save it or is it pass hope

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 9, 2018
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Could you include photos? This will help me to identify the problem. I will be more than glad to help.

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Asked by
raeofsunshine.hope60 on
June 13, 2018
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Q. Tree ferns

I want to transplant a few tree ferns. Is this a problem for there survival

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 14, 2018
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This task can be done, but will require some patience.
I found this link that will help you.

https://www.property24.com/articles/how-to-transplant-a-large-tree-fern/17837

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Asked by
Sam Hazzard on
April 21, 2019
Uk
Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 21, 2019
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No, due to the nature of these trees, cutting the top will usually result in the death of the tree. It may or may not send out replacement pups.

It will be best to leave it uncut. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/tree-ferns/planting-tree-ferns.htm

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Asked by
lynne.bothamley on
April 30, 2019
BS8 3PH UK

Q. Treefern

I have a tree fern that is 7ft high and sadly it no longer produces leaves. I have been told by many people that is dead but I am reluctant to accept that it is…we have removed it from its position and soaked it in the pond. How long should I soak it for and also should I cut it in half to see if it is still alive? desperate not to throw it out!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 30, 2019
Certified Expert
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There is a very simple way to tell if it is dead or not. Scratch the bark, and if the inside is dry then it is dead. If it is wet and flexible without snapping then it may still have a chance.

I wouldn't soak it for more than half an hour. It doesn't do any good more than that.

If you have been told by many people that it is dead, then it is dead, though.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 28, 2019

Q. tree fern info

have a 9ft Dicksonia fibrosa with so far 47 large fronds and more still coming up from the centre. Is it normal to have so many fronds, especially after bad winter we had at beginning of year? Don’t know much about them; was a birthday present.

Thanks, George.  PS.  I live in Glasgow UK. thanks

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 29, 2019
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