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Re: In the garden and out

Plenty of redbud seedlings and a few pin oak here too, but count yourself
lucky on the maples.  Here we count them in the 1000s.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] In the garden and out

> I'll bet in an average year I must pull about 200 redbud seedlings and
> another 100 or so maple/oak seedlings out of my yard...not to mention a
> few hundred walnut seedlings as well. If I left every tree on my
> property growing where it wanted to grow, I would be a candidate for a
> prize in re-forestation...
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sun 06/20, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
> From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 14:18:20 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] In the garden and out
> The garden is maturing. choices made 10 yrs ago aren't compatible
> anymore.<br>Along the south side is a Blue Spruce that had a redbud on
> each side. These<br>are OK redbuds that grow to ridiculous heights. The
> east one was inhibiting<br>growth of the spruce so I cut it down several
> yrs ago. Now the west one is<br>too close to it. The Pin Oak that is
> about 15-20 ft to the west of the<br>redbud has really grown too so that
> the rb in the middle is unnecessary for<br>screening. This job should
> really be done when dormant so I don't have to<br>deal with the
> leaves.<br><br>Obviously, I didn't plan too well, but I don't come by
> this gardening stuff<br>naturally. However, I'm still happy I did it
> this way insrtead of having<br>to wait 10 yrs for a good screen. The
> redbuds are cheap; they served their<br>purpose. The only hitch is
> taking them down carefully so they don't smash<br>anything. I took down
> 2 huge apple trees years ago without a hitch, but I<br>now have more
> prized items in jeopardy than I did then. I'll try to get it<br>to fall
> south into the easement.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message
> ----- <br>From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net><br>To:
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 1:06 PM<br>Subject:
> RE: [CHAT] In the garden and out<br><br><br>> Taking down a tree....
> e-gads! Why?<br>><br>> Donna<br>><br>><br>> ><br>> > It's so very nice
> and cool here today, but should get back in the 80's<br>> by<br>> >
> Tuesday. I'm contemplating taking down a redbud tree and cool
> weather<br>> > makes<br>> > the job more appealing.<br>> ><br>> >
> Cracked the pot, eh Jim? Check with Bonnie, she may want the
> pieces!<br>> ><br>> > Kitty<br>><br>>
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