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Re: orchid/weather/yard

Reference birches - what kind are they? Most birches are trees of the  
northern forests and cannot stand heat stress. Stressed birches are  
sitting ducks for borers. Once borers get a foothold, the tree is a  
goner. Which reminds me, their cousin, the emerald ash borer is on  
the move down from Michigan and has been sighted in IL. Only a matter  
of time before it makes it to my neck of the woods. I no longer  
recommend ashes to anyone as landscape trees.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 8, 2006, at 4:20 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:

> OH..I take that back Judy...I saw that was for Noreen and Andrea  
> (about
> the orchids). And about the borer problem with your trees. We had some
> old oak trees in our yard that were dying. On closer inspection, I
> realized there were little holes in them from insects. I filled the
> holes up with paint (as many as I could find) and then painted the
> weakened area a solid brown (to match the bark) and thought to myself,
> "if it works, great, if it doesn't....I did what I could". It  
> worked. I
> had to do it twice in one summer but it worked. One of the trees was
> completely DEAD on one side. No leaves, branches breaking off in the
> storms. I thought it was not very attractive, even if I DID save it.
> Well, this year new growth is showing up on that "dead" side. I was
> amazed.
> We have so few trees around our house, I just hate to lose them  
> them. I
> have planted several small ones, but they take years to grow up.
> Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com> wrote:
>   Mr. Singer,
> Do Phalenopsis grow for you? I have one languishing in my bathroom  
> you can
> have. Pretty magenta with white striped lip. Definitely not happy  
> here. Let me
> know if you want it. I've decided I should enjoy the blooms & not  
> feel guilty
> if they don't do well.
> Andrea & Noreen,
> let me know if either of you would like some of my hand me down  
> orchids. I
> usually buy pink or white phalenopsis or dendrobiums.
> We had some nice weather last week. mid 80s to low 90s. 90s & 100s  
> again this
> week. Wildfire in the canyons so the air is full of smoke. Trying  
> to get the
> weeds down to an unobtrusive level. Ed dug out the area by the  
> street and laid
> weed barrier & bark mulch over the past few weeks. Looking a little  
> better.
> It's been a mess since the city did utility work a couple years ago.
> Kitty, how did your street work situation turn out?
> My birch (by the street) & pine trees (west side of house) are  
> dying. Borer
> infestations. Will have the big birches out when the tree service  
> can get to
> us. There will be some open space for some small trees or large  
> shrubs. I'm
> looking at 'Nikita's Promise' persimmon and saturn peaches, maybe a  
> small
> bamboo or some grass. The Cornus Florida have seedlings there too.
> I think I'll underplant the pines with rhododendron, & witch hazel.  
> Maybe some
> clump bamboo there too.
> Judy B z 6 Idaho
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