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Re: Identification help?

The dreaded tree of heaven is constantly a battle around the foundation with
the mulberry volunteers.  I have really taken a dislike to those lovely
little smelly, sticky darlings!  First dig about a foot down....cut it
off, drill a hole in it and leave it exposed for pouring - - - sorry - - -
roundup into the hole.  wait a day or 2 till it fully absorbs that and than
fill it with good old Morton salt!  Now if I could just figure out how it
keeps coming up after that a foot or two away....I would be a happy novice


On 8/28/06, Bonnie Holmes <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
> From the leave structure (pinnately compound, lance shaped, saw-toothed)
> and the way it seems to be spreading...I would guess sumac or Ailanthus,
> which also suckers.  You don't want Ailanthus...the roots are classed as
> poisonous and get into water sources...also, storms often break the
> branches.
> Alianthus has a gland-dot beneath each tooth on the leaves and leaves have
> fine hairs. No great fall leaf color and fruit is narrow, flat, winged.
> Sum mac leaves turn reddish in autumn...soon you could see as they are
> among the earliest to turn...also, the smooth sum mac, prairie sumac and
> staghorn sumac have red fruit.  I have staghorn and it makes a great show.
> Anyone
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Vera Metzke <vmetzke@gmail.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 8/27/2006 10:22:35 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Identification help?
> >
> > Hello all,
> > You have been identifying so things lately I thought I would give this a
> > shot?  Hope you all don't mind.  I have downloaded some pictures of
> blooms
> > from last year and this year.  It is open so you should be able to
> access.
> >
> >
> > http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/hvcol2/my_photos
> >
> > The last file has my biggest wonder - unk bush.  It is a bush that I do
> not
> > have a photo of the bloom but can tell you the ants love it and it is a
> > white wispy bloom when it comes in the spring-early summer. It is a
> plant
> > that was at my parents house and was relocated from volunteer shoots
> there.
> > It is very fast growing and can be cut to the ground and within the next
> > year is once again as large as you see.  I thought it could be a false
> > spirea but have not been able to find it.
> > Most of the day lily and iris I have gotten from friends or family and
> have
> > no idea of the true names.  I have identified only by the location in
> most
> > cases.  Forgive my ignorance on the specifics.  I never turn down a
> plant?
> > They all need a home - right!  Many I have were from the original owner
> of
> > the house prior to the 1970s or from the older homes in town.
> > If you see a miss names one please also let me know.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Vera
> >
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