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Re: Goodbye Garden-Update! NOW Pruning

And, in our area, the County Ag Agent have had training in urban forestry
which covers all these issues.  They could get the training and information
for FREE.  In the little town of Friendsville are many very old
Maples...just beautiful.  Unfortunately, they have recently been
topped...now you can see the places where water and insects collect and the
leaves are beginning to fade.  In a couple of years, they will all be gone.
No reason for it...just ignorance.

> [Original Message]
> From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 7/8/2006 8:26:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Goodbye Garden-Update! NOW Pruning
> I totally agree with you, Bonnie.  I will never understand why our county 
> and our electric company don't use the services of the state arborist to 
> learn about pruning trees along the rights of way.  Last spring the
> company butchered a sugar maple that wasn't even near the wires, and the 
> county regularly destroys every living thing along its roadways.  It just 
> looks like they intentionally hire the stupidest people they can find,
> around here there are lots of them.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 5:57 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Goodbye Garden-Update!
> > Can't understand why anyone would object...they look so neat and
> > Usually 6 hrs is enough for most flowers and fruit so maybe yours will 
> > make
> > it fine, especially if you can move them around to get a little more. 
> > sister and brother-in-law came up for my birthday and we spent quite a
> > of time sharing gardening info and plants.  I had pulled a bunch of
> > articles together on punning so he got a pretty good
> > asked for copies of four.  Maybe these landscape "specialist" need to
> > a license with some basic training...it distresses me each time I see a
> > beautiful tree or bush butchered or trees that have been partially
> > with dirt due to construction.  They might as well just cut them down
> > because they won't live long.
> >
> >
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From: SueNY <sue.nyc@att.net>
> >> Cc: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Date: 7/7/2006 6:04:40 PM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] Goodbye Garden-Update!
> >>
> >>  Good news...we got him to let us keep some plants where they are, and 
> >> the
> >> rest are now in the alley. It's not your typical dirty alleyway.it's
> > fenced
> >> in a bit overgrown. The landlord uses it for storage mostly. My only
> > concern
> >> is sunlight.. It's on the east side of the house, and has a lot of
> >> From my calculations and observations today, my plants will get roughly
> > 5hrs
> >> direct sunlight and a mixture of shade and sun dappled light the rest
> > the
> >> time. I just hope it's enough. At least I can move the pots around to
> > follow
> >> the sun. If I have to I can move them to other sunnier spots around the
> >> alley as the day goes on. Will be a little work but it's worth it. to 
> >> have
> >> my garden! If need be we'll negotiate with him again. I'm perfectly
> > willing
> >> to weed the front for him in exchange for getting a few extra hours of 
> >> sun
> >> for my babies.
> >>   The "landscape" service is next door..they've been hacking away at
> >> bushes for a few hours. It looks pretty hideous. I can't be the only
> > person
> >> around here who knows there is a right way and a wrong way to prune
> > things,
> >> can I?
> >>   Here is a pic of my little urban garden. For some reason the plants
> > look a
> >> little yellow but they aren't.! They are nice and green and bushy. I 
> >> think
> >> it was the angle I shot the pic at and the sunlight.. You can't see
> >> fruit but it's there! Oh and that's my little helper. He loves
> >> And he's a very good boy. He doesn't try and eat any of the plants or
> >> them as his bathroom. He loves it when I water though. Silly cat, he
> >> actually likes to get watered along with them! LOL!
> >>
> >> http://home.att.net/~sue.nyc/garden1.jpg
> >>
> >> Sue (6B)
> >>
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