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Re: was plant sale now trees

Daryl - maybe you can answer a question I have asked many times. Why do
people plant those Bradford pears? Short-lived, brittle, disease and
insect prone - why?? I don't get it.

maybe I'm just dense....

one of my prize treasures is this 150-200 year old pecan tree of mine
that cuts my cooling bills in half shading the South side of my house in
summer and it's just magnificent. It's one of the reasons I bought this


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 7 Oct 2003 07:49:15 -0400

>When I design for folks, I always try to include a few "legacy trees". So
>often, a homeowner with a bare lot only wants something fast growing like a
>Maple, or (shudder) a Bradford Pear. It's hard, sometimes, to convince them
>of the value of planting for the future. Sad.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 7:40 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] HGTV show now plant sale
>> As far as I'm concerned, we plant for the future - my white oaks are
>> saplings that I will never see grow beyond middle age, but I wouldn't
>> have it any other way. As a retired military person, I have planted
>> many perennials and woodies around government quarters and rental
>> units, and figured I was contributing to my community and my
>> environment.
>> Cathy
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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