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Re: quercis macrocarpa, Burr Oak


Dan,
  Is the Swamp White Oak commonly available in your neck of the woods?  In
our area this variety has been reported to be much easier to transplant.
Monty

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> From: Dan Nelson <sussextreeinc@ce.net>
> To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
> Subject: RE: quercis macrocarpa, Burr Oak
> Date: Saturday, January 20, 2001 9:07 AM
> 
> The Delaware Dept. of Agriculture offers many trees at great prices. I
think
> this is part of some federally funded program. Prices are great too but
you
> have to buy in lots of 100. We have 18 native oaks here in Delaware and
we
> also have many recognized hybrids that occur naturally. In our tree care
> business we do sometimes cut down good trees. I think it is a real shame.
I
> try to talk people into keeping there trees every chance I get. Once we
take
> a tree out there is not much chance of return business. If I can get
people
> to want their trees and to care for their trees then I have a client that
> will come back to us for tree care in the future.
> 
> One day soon I would like to plant at least one tree for every tree we
> remove. One of our problems is getting good nursery stock at decent
prices.
> I hope to grow most of the trees we plant. At this point we probably
plant
> 500 trees per year for our clients.
> 
> Dan
> 
> 
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