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Re: Re: River Birch


Cathy, west central IL, z5b, who is sorry to be such a bummer!

On Aug 9, 2006, at 1:28 PM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 8/9/06 12:13:34 PM, holmesbm@usit.net writes:
>> The new hybrid of paper birch that was mentioned in my workshop was
>> "Heritage"
> Bonnie, this is the better   one for our area also but not on the  
> recommended
> list. Due to our heavy clay, birches have a iron chlorosis    
> problem here.
> I have a huge 3 trunked birch, not Heritage just a species & it is  
> beautiful
> but certainly one of the messiest trees you can have.   My neighbor  
> has 3 in
> their landscape that suffer and look terrible.   They finally  
> removed the worst
> one.   I love the bark!
>      The information I rcd yesterday is the Emerald Ash Borer has  
> killed > 15
> million ash trees in Michigan.   Pockets of damaging activity have  
> also been
> found in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio & Windsor Ontario.   In 2005  
> visual surveys
> were conducted in all 99 counties in Iowa. More than 1300 ash trees  
> in 238
> sites were observed for the signs & sysmptoms of EAB.   Several  
> instances of
> native boring insects were recorded but NO EAB were found.
>      Ceres
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