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Re: Paulownia


I don't get it either?   Must be more of a problem up North.  Never seen 'em
down here.  Too dry I suspect.

On 5/21/06, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
>
> Okay, I give up.  What's the matter with cattails?
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2006 8:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Paulownia
>
>
> > No doubt- just noticed today that my mom's pond has
> > cattails in it... I was horrified and gave her the
> > third degree about where she got them and why did she
> > put them there...
> >
> > Of course, she said she didn't, but with the terror of
> > my yelling, I am sure even if she did, she wouldn't
> > admit it..
> >
> > Tomorrow's project is to get them out before they get
> > out of hand... if they aren't already.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> > --- Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:
> >
> >> The biggest problem with invasive aliens is with
> >> those that have copious
> >> amounts of seed that are spread by migrating birds.
> >> They may not be invasive
> >> in my area, so I think that they're safe to grow.
> >> Unfortunately, birds
> >> spread seed over thousands of square miles, often
> >> into habitat that will
> >> support the plant all too well.
> >>
> >> d
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 6:51 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Paulownia
> >>
> >>
> >> > Once again it's the same old thing about invasive
> >> aliens - that
> >> > are not invasive everywhere.  I first discovered
> >> Paulownia about
> >> > 45 years ago, soon after we moved to the area.
> >> There was one
> >> > large old tree on the grounds of the old St.
> >> Peter's School, and
> >> > soon I discovered another by the old toll house on
> >> the Bear
> >> > Mountain Road that had originally been built as a
> >> toll road
> >> > (by Rockefellers?, Harrimans?, somebody like
> >> that).  I thought
> >> > they were beautiful exotics.  Then some 10 years
> >> ago when I
> >> > attended a National Garden Club Convention in
> >> Philadelphia,
> >> > I discovered Logan (!) square was planted with
> >> them, and they
> >> > were in full bloom.  Spectacular!  Now that I have
> >> just heard
> >> > that they are invasive, I have discovered two
> >> small ones
> >> > within a couple of miles of each other on a wooded
> >> stretch of
> >> > Route 9A out of Croton.  Now that's really
> >> invasive!
> >> > One of the original trees is gone, and I suspect
> >> the other is,
> >> > too, as the old school grounds are now a large
> >> housing
> >> > development.  I just haven't been up there to look
> >> in some
> >> > years.
> >> > Auralie
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > In a message dated 05/16/2006 3:51:35 PM Eastern
> >> Daylight Time,
> >> > holmesbm@usit.net writes:
> >> > This plant was originally introduced as a good
> >> timber tree.  However, in
> >> > the South, the cells grow so quickly that the wood
> >> is weak and can't be
> >> > used for furniture, etc.  It has become a terrible
> >> pest...along I40, over
> >> > the mountains between Knoxville and Ashville, the
> >> tree has taken over part
> >> > of the hillsides, pushing out all the natives.
> >>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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