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Re: Tony's tree


Marge,
Cornus nuttali - great tree!  I've never seen a vertical dogwood before.

Re:  > best to wait a few days - may be very difficult for her to devote
> mind-power to this right this minute.

I think it's going to take awhile - until after the holidays anyway - before
Melody even gets the the contributions of $ and suggestions all in and ready
to send off to Janice.

It is quite likely that Tony had some favorite nurseries in his area and
that Janice would know where to turn.  Armed with our suggestions and ideas
of her own, I'm sure she'll pick just the right tree.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 12:55 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Tony's tree


> Also think it's a marvelous idea, but agree with Donna.  Someone
> needs to talk to Janice about it because we do need to know how much
> space is available for the mature tree size and whether it would be
> in sun or shade.
>
> The PNW climate is pretty marvelous for plants, except for those
> requiring a long, hot summer.  Most of it is z8ish - cold hardiness,
> except in the mountains, isn't as big an issue as for most of us and
> summers do not have hot, humid nights.  Only issue would be if a tree
> needed a long warm season to mature wood.
>
> I like the magnolia suggestion.  Did a bit of searching before I ran
> out of steam in the wee hours and Ginkgo was also a consideration
> tho' it has to be a male as the females make an incredibly messy and
> smelly fruit, plus it grows to be an enormous tree.
>
> I had found Cornus nuttallii (Pacific dogwood) for edge of woodland
> type conditions; native to the PNW, which would be very nice if the
> area is shady.
>
> http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/conu.htm
> has info. on it.  Hit "final picture" at the top of the page and then
> work backward (previous) to see images of foliage, flowers, fruit,
> fall color and form.
>
> I think the tree needs to be one that has good form, flowers and good
> fall color (if deciduous) - a nifty bark wouldn't hurt - a 4-season
> tree so Tony's spirit can enjoy it all year around.  And, it needs to
> be something that can be readily found in their local area so a
> decent size can be purchased and planted.  Most mail order is gonna
> be too small.  Also think tree needs to be one that does not require
> too much pampering to grow well (may knock the Cornus out of the box,
> but it's a nifty tree).
>
> If anybody knows the town, I can do some inquiring among net buddies
> in PNW to see if anybody knows the best nursery near it.
>
> But, think Janice needs to be consulted and also think it might be
> best to wait a few days - may be very difficult for her to devote
> mind-power to this right this minute.
>
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Donna  <justme@prairieinet.net>
> >
> > Not to burst everyone's bubble here, but I think someone needs to
> talk
> > to Janice about this.
> >
> > We need to know more than a zone to find a perfect tree for Tony's
> > memory. What type of soil, lighting, wind ...
> >
> > Having said that.... anyone know much about that area of the
> country? I
> > would hate to pick out a common tree for the area, when we are
> thinking,
> > that is a different and unique one based on our own locations.
> >
> > Donna
>
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