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Re: trash trees

Trash trees??  I've been picking up those bloody Chinaberries for
months, sick of it.  And my hackberries are good for the birdies but a
living pain pulling up 5000 little taproot growing seedlings a week.  
At least I can harvest and give away the pecans every fall.  People
are delighted to get them!

On 4/26/05, Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> 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.
> Cyndi
> -----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 ....
> Donna
> >
> > 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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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