I could use a little help from a tree expert.

Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 08:40 pm
My favorite tree, the one that has kept my house cool for the last twenty years or so, is looking a bit sick.

Is there some kind of chemical I can spray on it to perk it up a bit?

It just doesn't look healthy.

Course, might be my imagination....

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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 08:55 pm
That's a stylin' shack, dude.
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Debra Law
Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 09:09 pm
Just sprinkle a little water on your tree and it will be fine. Smile
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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 10:00 pm
The common name for that chemical concoction is "paint", Gus, although green vegetable dyes would probably be more ecologically suitable. Siimply spray and let dry 60 times over a period of one year, and your weeping willow will look a lot more foresty..
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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 10:01 pm
Maybe some horticultural oil?
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Reply Fri 20 Aug, 2004 07:03 am
Maybe you shouldn't throw ALL the capybara waste behind the house, Gus...
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Reply Fri 20 Aug, 2004 07:04 am
Send it to Kicky...
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lab rat
Reply Fri 20 Aug, 2004 10:03 am
It's called "Chia"--spread it all over the tree, give it a little water, and in no time you'll have a lovely, vibrant green tree.
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Reply Sun 26 Jul, 2009 10:23 am
I had a burr-oak tree on my country property that looked like it was dying in 1978. I pounded tree feeder spikes into the ground around it, following package directions. It looks better today, in 2009 than it looked then. I would say it looks pretty healthy--dark green leaves over most of it and not many dead or dying branches.

My dad had a sickly looking clump of birch trees in his sandy lawn. He dug around them, exposing the root ball and made a big doughnut-shaped pit about two feet deep around it. He filled the pit with composted cow manure and a little soil. The birches perked up and looked great for another 12-15 years, although they sagged again after that and he didn't re-dig (a big project).

-Sal -
p.s.: I'm not sure what the date was on this question I'm replying to. Maybe very old. Smile I wish the date could display when we are in "reply" mode. SYSOP?
Reply Sun 26 Jul, 2009 10:33 am
It's an old question Sallymander, but good advice is timeless, eh?
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