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Re: [aroid-l] Artificial trees

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Artificial trees
  • From: "Craig Allen" callen@fairchildgarden.org
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 11:55:24 -0500
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  • Thread-topic: [aroid-l] Artificial trees

When the Conservatory was rebuilt after Hurricane Andrew we use Buttonwood branches for an epiphyte tree because there wasn't time to construct artificial ones. (I had 2 weeks to get the display build and planted) They lasted about two years, and buttonwood is fairly rot resistant. Then we built the cork trees. The orchid tree is three years old, and the bromeliad tree two years. Around here in Southern Florida oak wood rots even faster.

Craig M. Allen
Conservatory Manager
Fairchild Tropical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables (Miami), FL 33156
Telephone: 305.667.1651, ext.3320
Fax: 305.667.6930
Email: callen@fairchildgarden.org 
Web: www.fairchildgarden.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Val Gillman [mailto:hortma@totheinter.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 12:42 PM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Artificial trees

Thank you for the incredible photos! I must get to Fairchild soon. I wonder
how long a gnarly piece of oak would last in my greenhouse. Has anyone used
real wood for a display of this kind?
Valerie Gillman

> I took some pictures of the trees at Fairchild and Selby

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