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RE: Opinion time/back to trees

Donna, I don't know about other weepers but the Katsura does not require
weights and tie downs to weep properly (in fact, that's a practice
unfamiliar to me).  The leader will probably need support for a couple
of years to reach the height we want on our tree.  

Hey, but remember, this is not a requirement for growing a weeping tree.
It is strictly an aesthetic thing - useful if you want a taller mature
specimen than you would otherwise get.   

Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Donna
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:44 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Opinion time/back to trees

I haven't made up my mind yet which is a slow process when it comes to
something unmovable in the future. (my perennials are on wheels, don't
like it here, lets try there)

Anyways, you guys have confused me. Don't these weeping trees do it on
their own? Do you have to constantly train them to do this? Will I have
to do the weights and tie downs for years along with keeping the header
branch up?


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