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Re: Paulownia

Did you know that Paulownia was one of the trees featured in 'Fine Gardening's" May issue on garden design?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Paulownia

Yep, a definate possibility.

But I also think that the powers that decide this got
caught a few times in waiting too long, so now they
jump on it and over react at times.


--- Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:

The biggest problem with invasive aliens is with
those that have copious
amounts of seed that are spread by migrating birds.
They may not be invasive
in my area, so I think that they're safe to grow.
Unfortunately, birds
spread seed over thousands of square miles, often
into habitat that will
support the plant all too well.


----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 6:51 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Paulownia

> Once again it's the same old thing about invasive
aliens - that
> are not invasive everywhere. I first discovered
Paulownia about
> 45 years ago, soon after we moved to the area.
There was one
> large old tree on the grounds of the old St.
Peter's School, and
> soon I discovered another by the old toll house on
the Bear
> Mountain Road that had originally been built as a
toll road
> (by Rockefellers?, Harrimans?, somebody like
that). I thought
> they were beautiful exotics. Then some 10 years
ago when I
> attended a National Garden Club Convention in
> I discovered Logan (!) square was planted with
them, and they
> were in full bloom. Spectacular! Now that I have
just heard
> that they are invasive, I have discovered two
small ones
> within a couple of miles of each other on a wooded
stretch of
> Route 9A out of Croton. Now that's really
> One of the original trees is gone, and I suspect
the other is,
> too, as the old school grounds are now a large
> development. I just haven't been up there to look
in some
> years.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 05/16/2006 3:51:35 PM Eastern
Daylight Time,
> holmesbm@usit.net writes:
> This plant was originally introduced as a good
timber tree. However, in
> the South, the cells grow so quickly that the wood
is weak and can't be
> used for furniture, etc. It has become a terrible
pest...along I40, over
> the mountains between Knoxville and Ashville, the
tree has taken over part
> of the hillsides, pushing out all the natives.

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