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Re: mulch/tree

Thanks Chris.  All good suggestions.  Tsuga is another one I'd never have
thought of to use as a shade treet to sit under.  I've never seen one limbed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:31 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mulch/tree

> > Megan doesn't know what she wants other than a shade tree.  The only
> > details are Zone 5 and somewhat poor drainage.  However, the tree will
> > at the corner of the yard above the graded drainage slope, so I don't
> > that will be so much of a problem.  She won't be planting beneath it,
> > some shade for a flat boring backyard.
> Hi Kitty,
>    How tall are you looking at?  Can it be a short tree?  What about
>       redbud (Cercis canadensis)
>       Carolina silverbell (Halesia carolina) -- or even a pink cultivar
>       witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis 'Christmas Cheer' blooms around
>       hemlock (Tsuga canadensis 'Golden Splendor would be nice in a shady
>          nook)
>       Parrotia persica
>       baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
>       hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
>    That's all I can come up with offhand...  But I think these are all at
>       http://www.hort.net/gallery/
>       http://wp.nres.uiuc.edu/
>    if you want pics.
> Chris
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