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RE: trash trees

Siberian elms. I hate 'em. They drop at least 4 kinds of trash all through
the year: the little brown coating off the flower, the flower itself (and if
it's going to have the stupid flowers, couldn't you at least SEE them? but
no), the incredibly durable and easily sprouted seed, and then the leaves in
the fall. The ever-present wind means you're not safe from elm trash
anywhere in this valley. Beetles attack them voraciously so all through the
summer dead hole-riddled leaves are falling off as well. Roots invade at
even the slightest hint of moisture and travel beyond, way beyond, the drip
line. You're pulling up seedlings absolutely everywhere all summer long, and
hope you don't miss one because next spring the 2 inch high seedling will
have a tap root 3 feet long.  
My california sycamores are pretty bad for dropping stuff too but at least
they are attractive. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Donna
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 4:27 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] blue heron > trash trees

Neighbor three houses down put 4 of them in her backyard! I was happy to see
trees coming into the neighborhood, well, till I seen what kind :( Glad the
wind (for the most part) blows the other way ....


> Well, it's not my neighborhood; it's about a mile from me.  a better 
> neighborhood than mine; mine being lined completely with horrible 
> silver maples. The Audiologist I work with just bought a house and he 
> can't wait to put in
> a cottonwood.  ?I asked, "why?, so your neighbors will hate you?"  No, he
> just likes them, likes the fact that they grow so fast, wants a tree to
> sit
> under.  Wants the litter that falls cuz he'd like to put in a wood burning
> stove.  glad he's not moving into my neighborhood.
> So why do people put in trash trees?  Cuz they're ignorant.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 4:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] blue heron fiasco
> > Little bit off subject here, but how come you've got trash trees 
> > like cottonwoods growing in your neighborhood?

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