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RE: Re: dogwoods

  • Subject: RE: [cg] Re: dogwoods
  • From: "Jack Hale" jackh@knoxparks.org
  • Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 14:47:52 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

I just heard a different point of view on this discussion.  A fellow from
one of the big tree care companies, speaking at the Connecticut Urban Forest
Council annual conference, suggested we shouldn't give up so easily.  He
said we should plant the natives anyway, realizing that they have a pretty
fair chance of picking up the disease.  Then we should take care of them and
deal with the disease when it appears.  As a guy with a large afflicted
dogwood in his back yard (it's about 14-16" dbh), I wouldn't give it up for
anything, even though I have to keep removing dead limbs.  There isn't any
substitute for that wonderful white cloud.

JH

Jack N. Hale
Executive Director
Knox Parks Foundation
75 Laurel Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860/951-7694
f860/951-7244


-----Original Message-----
From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
[mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of Craig Tufts
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 2:38 PM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] Re: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1237 - 2 msgs

Back on the dogwood disease thread.   It's my understanding that kousa
harbors but is not affected by the anthracnose as do the hybrids. As
more and more of these trees capable of holding and spreading the
disease are planted, the picture looks bleaker and bleaker for the
native species, C. florida in the East and C. nuttallii in the west.

Dogwood berries contain more fat calories than virtually any other
native fruit in their range.  Migrant songbirds depend on them in order
to build  energy reserves for their migration to the southern US,
Central and South America for the winter.

Craig Tufts
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Message: 1
From: "a.h.steely" <gfcp@mindspring.com>
To: <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 15:56:58 -0500
charset="iso-8859-1"
Subject: [cg] dogwoods

The anthracnose is supposed to be some foreign thing that came in
accidentally.  The native dogwoods are being affected.  Our instructor
at
the native species class said that if you dig in compost and find a
tree
that is free of anthracnose sometimes you can keep the tree growing.
However, we are in the relative countryside compared to NYC.  The
environmental onslaught would kill me so I understand the "tree in
Brooklyn"
checking out.
Helen Steely
Hbg., Pa.



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Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 20:24:15 -0500
To: "a.h.steely" <gfcp@mindspring.com>, community_garden@mallorn.com
From: "Libby J. Goldstein" <libby@igc.org>
Subject: Re: [cg] dogwoods

In these parts (Philadelphia region), most folk are recommending and
planting Cornus kousa or its hybrids with C. florida since they seem
to be fairly resistant to anthracnose. I think one can eat the fruit
too...or at least make jam with it.

Libby



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