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Re: was plant sale now trees


There are other Callery pears besides Bradford that don't have the breakage
problem, well at least not as bad. Developers like them because they
transplant well and seem to tolerate any kind of soil.

Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] was plant sale now trees


> Daryl - maybe you can answer a question I have asked many times. Why do
> people plant those Bradford pears? Short-lived, brittle, disease and
> insect prone - why?? I don't get it.
>
>
> maybe I'm just dense....
>
> one of my prize treasures is this 150-200 year old pecan tree of mine
> that cuts my cooling bills in half shading the South side of my house in
> summer and it's just magnificent. It's one of the reasons I bought this
> place!
>
>
> Pam
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Tue, 7 Oct 2003 07:49:15 -0400
>
> >Cathy,
> >
> >When I design for folks, I always try to include a few "legacy trees". So
> >often, a homeowner with a bare lot only wants something fast growing like
a
> >Maple, or (shudder) a Bradford Pear. It's hard, sometimes, to convince
them
> >of the value of planting for the future. Sad.
> >
> >Daryl
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 7:40 PM
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] HGTV show now plant sale
> >
> >
> >> As far as I'm concerned, we plant for the future - my white oaks are
> >> saplings that I will never see grow beyond middle age, but I wouldn't
> >> have it any other way. As a retired military person, I have planted
> >> many perennials and woodies around government quarters and rental
> >> units, and figured I was contributing to my community and my
> >> environment.
> >> Cathy
> >
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> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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