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Re: Pagoda dogwood


Donna,
I had 1 remaining Redbud from the 10 "free" trees sent when I joined the
Arbor foundation...for 4 years it had 2-3 leaves --Now that the Oak it is
under has finally grown enough to give it some shade--& I finally fertilized
everything with foliar 20-20-20-it has leafed out beautifully!! Can you move
it-maybe it just needs a different neighborhood!??
SAINSA
----- Original Message -----
From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 6:59 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Pagoda dogwood


> Marge and all,
> It is a small tree, not much investment on my part. First year had
> leaves, have not seen one since that winter. Last fall I was going to
> pull it out but didn't get to it for one reason or another. I was
> shocked when it was still alive this spring, but again, no nothing in
> the way of foliage. I plan on checking out the root system when I
> finally pull it out and see if I can determine something... probably
> not, but will try. I would like a tree there!
>
> Donna
>
> > Plants do some photosynthesizing through their stems and branches,
> > which, if your tree is still living, is probably what is keeping it
> > alive.  It's also likely living on stored resources.  This is how
> > they recover from some defoliation disaster - something that happens
> > to trees all the time.  But, if this is the 2nd year it has produced
> > no leaves, that child is in deep trouble.  Did it ever have leaves?
> > How old is it?
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > mtalt@hort.net
> > Editor:  Gardening in Shade
>
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