How do i remotely track if a planted tree is alive or not?

Remotely i need to track/monitor if planted trees are alive or not, growing or not. So could you tell some parameters/characteristics of living trees like pH level of soil, moisture level, voltage across it when tree is alive. & required electronic sensors, technology for remote tracking/monitoring. 

Asked by radkol 1 year ago



My Little Trees' Leaves Have Dried... Answered

I have cups with little trees growing in them, and they recently got mold on the soil and their leaves are dry (but are still green).  I got rid of as much of the mold as I could and have given them more water, but...  Will they survive?

Asked by StarscreamClone 4 years ago


How do you climb trees really fast?

I want to know how to climb trees really fast, but without making much noise.

Asked by Boom!H3adshot 5 years ago


Will persimmon trees breed true from seed?

There is a persimmon tree nearby with fruit a little bigger than most. Can I just use the seeds, or do I have to cut a branch and make it root? I know apples don't breed true from seeds, but I don't know about persimmons.

Asked by katydid1 6 years ago


Is there any way to rescue a used Christmas tree? Can it be babied back to life and grown in your yard?

Our winters are mild here in Vancouver, BC, and the sight of lovely evergreens lying in the alleys waiting to be hauled off by the city breaks my heart. CW

Asked by ClaireW01 9 years ago


Biology question?

My neighbour cut down a tree last year, down to the ground. This year it sprouted shoots again from the cut edge. My question is by what mechanism did the remains of the tree "know" 1. It had been cut off and should produce new shoots if it wanted to survive, 2. When to start producing these shoots. i realise it is triggered by day length and temperature rising BUT how does the tree measure these things?

Asked by rickharris 5 years ago


Home Page Layout Suggestion

I was thinking, after seeing the new home page layout, if to fill in the bottom space under subscribed -ibles, why not put a Suggestion Box, with suggestions for instructables you might like. I'm not sure if -ibles supports/records who looks at which instructables, but its just an idea. :D

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


Are there any fruit trees that will grow "true" from the fruit's seeds? Answered

For example, an apple tree grown from the seed of an apple from the grocery store will have a very small probability of ever producing an edible apple. Are there any varieties of fruit that can grow productive offspring from their seeds? In other words, can I go into the grocery store and buy some fruit, eat the fruit, plant the seeds, and in a few years sell fruit back to grocery store?

Asked by shoehornteeth 9 years ago


Slow down cars with trees.

Traffic calming schemes are frequently unpopular with drivers; speed bumps and oddly-placed bollards make life uncomfortable. In Norfolk, England, a new scheme is being presented that slows traffic without even touching the road or obstructing the driver. Two hundred trees have been planted at the boundaries of villages suffering from speeding drivers, and it is the trees that fool drivers into slowing; they are in rows down each side of the road, and as they approach the village, they get slightly closer together, and slightly closer to the road. Seen only in the driver's peripheral vision, the trees give the same subliminal visual clues as increasing speed would, and drivers respond by unconsciously slowing down.  The illusion has slowed traffic by an average of about 3km per hour. The illusion has been used before (rumble strips on the approaches to roundabouts are spaced more and more closely together to create an audible illusion of acceleration), but the more subtle nature of the tree-planting makes it less obvious, and thus harder to resist.  Provisionally seen as a success, more detailed, longer-term results are to be presented to the Department of Transport in the Autumn, with a view to rolling it out on B-roads nationally. The Independent Autoblog

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


What would be the best way to split an 8 ft log down the middle?

I need to get a good of a split as possible but it makes it very hard when it is so long ... yea hahaha ...

Asked by Chrisdalton 8 years ago


wire and bead tree

wire and bead tree tutorial

Posted by halla 7 years ago


How to make a lifesized tree?

Need to create an abstract large tree, preferably out of recycled materials. Looking for suggestions.

Asked by pwadams 7 years ago


lollipop tree game? Answered

Looking for instructions to make 4 sided triangle lollipop tree for carnival sucker pull game Thank you

Asked by HarveyThomas 5 years ago


Need to create a lifesize "tree" out of recyclable materials

Can anyone suggest a way to create a life sized tree or an abstact looking tree (preferably out of recycled materials)?

Posted by pwadams 7 years ago



Cat tree

I was wondering if anyone had done a cat tree and was nice enough to share a tutorial.http://www.puffandpooh.com/cat_tips/cat_tree/cat_tree_scratching_post.jpg

Posted by lillianclair 8 years ago


Abstract Tree Prop out of recycled materials

Hi, I am looking for a way to create a life size tree or abstract looking tree preferably out of recycled materials. Any suggestions?

Posted by pwadams 7 years ago


what is the best type of tree to create a bonsai tree with? Answered

i live in florida so trees that live good there would be best

Asked by sculptur 7 years ago


If a tree falls in a forrest and no one hears it fall does it make a sound? Answered

If a tree falls in a forrest and no one hears it fall does it make a sound?  

Asked by i3dpple 7 years ago


Save my Christmas Tree!

My Christmas tree is no longer sucking up water,and it is beginning to droop.I remember hearing on Mythbusters that bleach helps the Christmas tree last longer. Is this a good idea,or do you have another suggestion?

Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago


cat tree?

How to build a multi level cat tree like those found in pet stores.

Asked by 8 years ago


Fibre optic tree?

I want to run my Christmas fibre optic tree without the motor.  Would I have to alter anything, its lamp is 15w 12v?

Asked by eileenlilley 1 year ago


Is There Something Wrong With My Tree?

I just checked the water level of my tree. When I pulled my hand out, it was covered in tiny white and black squirming bugs (about the size of a grain of sand). Is that, well, natural for a Turkish Fir tree.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago


Book Store Christmas Tree.

Look at the picture.  Enjoy the festive simplicity. Source.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Ash Around Fruit Tree.

Last year some of my fruit trees died because of wood bores and other damaging ground bugs. I remember once hearing that ashes spread around the fruit tree will protect it from these bugs, but I was told that if you spread too much ash around the tree it will be killed. Does anyone know the right amount of ash to use?

Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago


Any tips for a beginning tree climber? Answered

So lately I have been interested in tree climbing. But I don't have any gear or anything fancy, and I don't plan to. But are their any tips or guides for solo/ unassisted tree climbing?

Asked by Bardouv 9 years ago


odd potato tree

While traveling it israel i came across this strange tree and i just began called it a potato tree because it seemed to have green potatoes growing on it. so i have but one question for you all; What the hell is this!?!

Posted by imrobot 8 years ago



Why do people hang baubles on Christmas trees? Answered

What is the point of people hanging baubles on a Christmas tree? Keep away bad spirits? Distracts the Grinch?

Asked by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 7 years ago


Groasis helps trees grow anywhere

Want to plant trees anywhere, even the desert? Then the Graosis Waterboxx might be the solution. It's a container that sits around the base of a young tree. It collects both rainwater and condensation in a reservoir and the water is then wicked down to the roots. Once the tree's roots grow down deep enough to sustain itself, the box can be removed. It seems to be pretty effective, too. While testing in the Sahara desert, 90% of trees that used the Growboxx survived compared to only 10% of the other trees that were planted and watered daily. The next step is to test at 25 locations in 8 different countries.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Xmas tree

Christmas is coming... Have you got your Xmas tree up and dressed yet? Post pictures and show us what your tree looks like! Also, what kind of tree do you use? Real or Fake? My family use a fake tree, we used to use real ones, but we will never again use them again because... After christmas, my dad tried to get rid of the real tree by burning it outside, when he lit it, after a few seconds later, the fire instantly spread around the tree and shot huge flames high as 30 feet... After that, we had got a few complainants from people in the neighborhood about the orange glow. So we never again going to use a real xmas tree because it is dangerously flammable...

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


recycled 16 oz water bottle christmas tree

I need an alternative tree for my home and we drink tons of water can any one tell me how to go about using water bottles to make a tree? Heres a link to a video with a tree they made I love this idea but I'm not good at coming up with plans for stuff like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzuskeMaPD8 Shannon

Posted by happywreniam 6 years ago


is there a way to convert a lighted Christmas Tree Ornament from watch batteries to plug into a mini light set???

I have a Lighted Christmas Tree Ornament that is powered by plugging it into a mini light set.  I have 5 other Lighted Christmas Tree Ornament that run on watch batteries.  Is there a way to convert these into being able to plug into a mini light set????

Asked by Glyceron 6 years ago


Summer: the time of fresh fruit

Summer is almost here in the Northern Hemisphere, and school is out (at least where I live).  All the beautiful trees will soon be producing wonderfully sweet fruits for human and non-human passers-by to gorge themselves on.  With Pears, Apples, Plums, Peaches, Cherries and more, immeasurable numbers of fruit tree species are out there.  What are all of your favorite fruits, and what do you do with them?  Do you eat them raw and whole, in a pastry, jellied, dried, or some other way? Personally, I think Plums fresh from the tree take the cake, but all fruits are delicious.

Posted by tincanz 7 years ago


Half tree man

Someone said that they were just warts and he just had a bad immune system.What do you think?BTW this is real.

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago


where would I get a hold of a tea tree plant? Answered

The "official" name is Melaleuca alternifolia, but it's what people make tea tree oil out of. I want to get ahold of one of those plants. (I live in the US)

Asked by oldanvilyoungsmith 9 years ago



how to make toddy?

Toddy usually can made on tree of toddy(this tree is looks like tree of coconut) and which is natural but i want to make it without tree by adding chemicals so plz send me the procedure to make toddy and it can be made ,i am 100%sure.

Asked by sunil fulmali 8 years ago



Can anyone identify this bug? Or help diagnose why the tree seems to be dying? Answered

     I'm trying to help with my gf's mom with her property and specifically tree work right now,  so yay... im learning lol.  Anyway, the problem I'm having is with one of the eucalyptus trees.  It seems to be dying and I want to find a way to save the tree.       It may have something to do with this beetle i found in the tree.  There are TONS of them.  Considering there are a few eucalyptus trees on the property and this is the only one dying, and i think the only one with the beetles, it seems it seems they may be the cause.  So is it the beetle? Do they kill these trees? How do I get rid of them if I need to? NOTE: There are 2 types of eucalyptus trees on the property.  I'd never seen the one with the round leaves before, but its definitely a eucalyptus.  In the pic i guesstimated on the varieties of eucalyptus.

Asked by brian3140 8 years ago


Propagating a spruce tree

I have a Norway Spruce tree about 20 years old, but too young to bear seed cones. what is the best way to propagate from cuttings?

Posted by 10joey 6 years ago


how to make a homemade family tree? Answered

For hanging small family pictures

Asked by 9 years ago


i live in fl. i have fungus/mold on some trees . it's mostly green.(light ) . what is this? how do I get rid of it?

I call this tree greybeard, or grandfather beard. It flowers in the spring. Then it has long green leaves through summer

Asked by 9 years ago


Ornament Patch Giveaway: Trees!

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed! You can't have ornaments without trees! So to go along with all these ornaments we want to see some trees in the comments. So... If you want a patch, post a new comment with a picture of a tree. Check out my first comment below for an example. Never added an image to a comment before? At the bottom of the comment box, click "add image," then click "Choose Files." Pick your image and click "Upload" Don't do the Christmas tree thing? It can be any tree. Giveaway ends at 1pm PST! Get it in by then to get a patch.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


cold porcelain tree

steps to make cold porcelain tree

Posted by halla 7 years ago


How to make a Christmas Tree look fuller?

My tree is tall and beautiful, but the branches are fairly spread out. It's a spruce, with short needles. I am looking for some creative ways to make it appear bushier. Adding real tree boughs isn't an option because I don't want them to dry out. I have a ton of ornaments to go on this baby, and I would love some ideas. Thanks!

Asked by BCJennyP 8 years ago


Creating my own Christmas Tree

I am a university student in a foreign country and I live in a VERY small room...however, sentiment has kicked in, and I want my own christmas tree!! However, I do not want to spend money, I am already on a tight budget, but I also want to craft it myself! I did find an instructable on making a christmas tree out of real tree clippings, but I do not think you can find any real evergreens in Cyprus at least near my place. I also found another tutorial on making the tree out of 300 mountain dew cans, but hello, I do not drink THAT much of beverages :P Do you have any ideas on how to make my own christmas tree cheap and creatively?

Posted by kouraf16 8 years ago


Ultralight Portable Greenhouse

I have always wanted to grow a dwarf fruit tree or tropical tree (10-15 ft tall), but living in a townhouse I don't have room to winter a tree indoors. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of this being done for a single tree? Kind of like a "tree phonebooth" for winter, potentially with a heater run from my outdoor electrical outlet. Any thoughts on where to start? If we can get a theory together I will build it and post it.

Posted by karlmarks 11 years ago


Ideas To Build A Cheap Tree house???

Ok, I'm building a tree house, so far I have my Frame and Floor Joists up on my 8x8 Tree House. Now I need Walls and Floor and ceiling and do not want to have to pay 30 $ for Plywood or 75 $ for decking. I already know I could use pallets for the floor, but what about the ceiling, and walls? Try to suggest something under 40 $ Thanks

Asked by 9 years ago