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Re: OT - the tree is coming down


Yes- they actually are drought resistant, and this site might interest 
you too.
http://www.rain-tree.com/peppertree.htm

However, these trees don't have flowers, so that might make the 
difference for you.
Theresa


Pam Evans wrote:
> Yes but would they survive in TX?   I know crape myrtles do well.  Or if I
> could find another blackhaw viburnum, that would be nice too.
>
> On 10/7/06, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>   
>> Yeah, they are quite nice looking--gnarly trunk and rough bark. They
>> have red berries about this time of year, maybe a bit later, about the
>> size of peppercorns [duh] that hang in clusters. I assume there are
>> seeds in the berries.
>>
>> On Oct 7, 2006, at 10:24 AM, Theresa W. wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> I figured someone would know what I was talking about. I hadn't
>>> noticed the messy part- do they have some kind of seeds?  Anyway, they
>>> really are lovely.
>>>
>>> Theresa
>>>
>>> james singer wrote:
>>>       
>>>> Schinus molle, California pepper. When I was a really little kid--<4
>>>> years--we lived in a farm house that had a large one for a shade tree
>>>> in the back yard. I've always liked them, but they are messy, and
>>>> it's very difficult to grow anything under them, even grass. Also
>>>> they are somewhat brittle, given to shattering. But they are also
>>>> drought tolerant.
>>>>
>>>> On Oct 7, 2006, at 12:26 AM, Theresa W. wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> A Crepe Myrtle- oh bah!  I'm so sick of seeing those trees- they are
>>>>> every where here.  There's got to be something more interesting than
>>>>> that.  I was admiring a "California pepper" tree down the street
>>>>> earlier
>>>>> this week (don't know it's real name)- but I love the
>>>>> feathery/fern-like
>>>>> leaves.  Anybody know more about this tree? (or for that matter do
>>>>> you
>>>>> even know what tree I'm talking about?)
>>>>>
>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>
>>>>> Pam Evans wrote:
>>>>>           
>>>>>> I'm telling you - it is!  I can go to bed tonight w/out my last
>>>>>> conscious
>>>>>> thought (and prayer) being please don't let that thing come down on
>>>>>> me in my
>>>>>> sleep.  If it came down it would have come down on the bedroom and
>>>>>> bathroom.  Not good.
>>>>>> Expensive yes, worth it, absolutley.  Made it worse since I had to
>>>>>> pay for a
>>>>>> crown this week - ouch.  But that tooth was in worse shape than the
>>>>>> tree and
>>>>>> it had to be done.  I'm already pondering on what to plant
>>>>>> (probably a crape
>>>>>> myrtle)
>>>>>> to fill in all that open space and provide shade for that mahonia
>>>>>> that will
>>>>>> get too much sun now that the tree is gone.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 10/6/06, Theresa W. <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>>>> That's got to be a big relief!
>>>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Pam Evans wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>> Well, they are here surgically removing that leaning tree piece by
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>> piece.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>> It will likely take them the bettr part of the day.  The boss man
>>>>>>>> just
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>> told
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>> me when they were just roping it off, he could see the tree
>>>>>>>> moving.  It
>>>>>>>> wouldn't have lasted much longer.  So far, so good.  They are
>>>>>>>> being
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>> careful
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>> and not tearing up the landscaping.  For that I am grateful and
>>>>>>>> it's
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>> worth
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>> the money to have it done right.  And now I can quit holding my
>>>>>>>> breath,
>>>>>>>> thank God.
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>           
>>>> Island Jim
>>>> Southwest Florida
>>>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>>>> Hardiness Zone 10
>>>> Heat Zone 10
>>>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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