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Coir matting normal in some palms

Question: I have “burlap” growing between the fronds at the trunk of my 4-year-old male date palm. They look awful and are difficult to manage. Please advise.

Quince takes planting care in valley

Question: For many years, my family has had access to wild, abandoned quince bushes in the east San Francisco Bay area. We have since moved from there and see that you list this fruit as a tree that may survive here in the Las Vegas area with the proper soil.

Indoor plants are a personal choice

Question: Can you recommend a good, small indoor tree for my living room that will grow almost up to the cathedral ceiling?

RO water safe for plants, just lacking salts

Question: Regarding using house water for plants: Is it safe to use reverse osmosis water as compared to tap water?

Lemon fruit drop can happen for variety of reasons

Question: Our Meyer lime is full of blooms. In previous years, it has yielded lots of fruit. However, last year, the blooms were abundant, but all of the bloom fell off, and we had a crop of one lime. What happened?

Pine tree sap around wounds signals healing

Question: A pine tree in my front yard appears to have had two open wounds for some time, judging by the amount of sap around them.

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