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Mount Dora may palm off unwanted trees

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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:00 am in the Daily Commercial

MOUNT DORA — After numerous Mount Dora residents expressed their objections to the planting of 21 sabal palms as part of the city’s streetscape project, city officials have ...

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Re: The Maltby Oak in Palatka, FL

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July 27, 2014

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I just found this article on the Maltby oak. I am an avid lover of old live oaks and have 14 very large live oaks on my property on Lake winnot in Putnam co. For the 30 years I have always stopped just to see the Maltby oak on the way to the beach. When I saw the decay setting in I was deeply saddened. I am ecstatic to learn that steps have been taken to save ...

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Tree appears to be rotting

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Question: I have a oak tree that has been rotting into the trunk where three major
limbs meet in the middle. It had a lot of leaves and ants. I removed
all of those and it goes down into tree about four inches.

 

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Photos would help and I would be glad to provide more help after looking at photos. But based upon what you tell us, it appears the tree has codominant leaders with three leaders forming from a single location. This ...

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Vines on trees

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Question: We have Oak trees in our development and some of the home owners planted ivy and have hanging plants from the limbs. Is there any rules
restricting this type of plantings around oak trees in Florida.

 

Chuck’s Reply:

I know of no rules or ordinances regulating hanging plants and vines in Florida unless some homeowners’ assocation has them in their convenants. But some precautions are in order:

The hanging plants are not much of a problem as long as the method of attachment ...

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How to fix the roots of pot-bound trees

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How to fix the roots of pot-bound trees

I recently had two separate requests to plant  Norfolk Island pine trees (Auracaria heterophylla) that had been left in their containers way too long. In both cases the trees had been used as Christmas trees and were then placed outdoors in their decorative pots. Although the pot-bound circling roots in these photos are extreme, the treatment would be the same for trees that are not quite as pot-bound as the tree in the following images. Unfortunately, most trees found in ...

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