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RE: was plant sale now trees

The only benefit of the horrendous wind storm that decimated Memphis
this July was the huge number of Bradford Pears that went down.  Too bad
it didn't get them all!  At least landscapers are now prevented from
planting them in public and commercial projects and we can look forward
to something else replacing the BP's.

Zone 7 - West TN 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Theresa- yahoo
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 10:34 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] was plant sale now trees

OOOH, oooh, I know that answer to this one!!  They grow fast, have
pretty flowers, and most people have no idea of one tree from another
(much less problems they might have).  I will never forget asking
someone what kind of tree they had in their yard and they looked at me
dumbfounded and said "what do you mean- it's a tree".  It always amazes
me that people also don't realize that there are different kinds of
tomatos, peaches, etc.  Small wonder that people's eating habits in this
country are so lousy.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Pamela J. Evans
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 6:48 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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