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Re: was plant sale now trees

I know...I'm one of those people who love the look of Bradford Pears too. I know the drawbacks...and I like them anyway. The shape is nice. The fast growing is nice when you have no trees and need them to grow for some shade. The flowers are especially pretty. But they don't last. So, I plant oaks and maples around them for the long haul. Haven't planted a BP here because we live up on a hill and the wind would just take it out before long.

From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] was plant sale now trees
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 14:38:42 +0000

Not Daryl, but...
People here in neIN love those Bradford Pears, too. They love the form
and flowers and don't concern themselves with the drawbacks.

> 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
> place!
> Pam
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 07:49:15 -0400
> >Cathy,
> >
> >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.
> >
> >Daryl
> >
> >----- 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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> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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