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Re: "Infecting oak trees"

Thanks for the response Jim :)

I was actually thinking about a symbiotic relationship... talk about duh eh?


----- Original Message -----
From: "jim singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] "Infecting oak trees"

> midst all the festivities, i guess i didn't answer you, mariana. sorry. at
> the nursery, we have probably 3,000 container-grown live oaks. one gallon
> to 65 gallon [and up] size. we probably sell 500 30 gallon and up a year.
> my idea is that a 65-gallon, 3" caliper live oak with a native orchid on
> is easier to sell [and will command more money] than a similar tree
> the orchid. many, many of our oaks are used to meet environmental
> requirements on commercial properties. but a large number of them are also
> used to meet those same environmental requirements in tract home
> landscapes. and my suggestion is that many of the folks from up north, who
> have to buy a 65-gallon live oak no matter what for their new retirement
> tract home, would pony up a few extra dollars for one with a native orchid
> on it.
> i know i would.
> At 11:47 AM 12/31/02, you wrote:
> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >From: jim singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> >Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 20:25:50 -0500
> >
> >one of my personal missions is to infect as many live oaks as i can with
> >the native orchid i discovered a couple of years ago. it's a beautiful
> >flower that does no harm to its host, and--from the nursery's point of
> >view--adds value to the oak trees.<<
> >
> >Jim, I was wondering if you could explain what you mean by your last
> >statement about value added to the oak tree.  Can you expand on this a
> >
> >
> >Thank you,
> >Mariana
> >NYC Brooklyn, Zone 6b
> >http://photos.yahoo.com/gardengrl911
> >
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