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RE: quercis macrocarpa, Burr Oak

Swamp White Oak (quercis bicolor I believe) Does very well here and I have
heard it transplants well like you say. I hope to get 200 bare root swamp
white oaks in the ground this spring. White Oaks are the best of the oaks
here in Delaware in my opinion and one of my favorite trees to rope climb.
The large curved branch structure on specimens 100 years old or older are
beautiful to look at and the most fun to climb. There is very little that
compares to the feeling of being 70 or 80 feet up in a tree and looking down
and seeing the large leaders including the one you are climbing on gently
bending in the breeze. Very few get to see a tree from this perspective and
of those few even fewer really appreciate these large plants for what they
are and how intertwined trees are with humans past, present and future.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com
[mailto:owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of Monty Carlson
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 10:33 AM
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
Subject: Re: quercis macrocarpa, Burr Oak

  Is the Swamp White Oak commonly available in your neck of the woods?  In
our area this variety has been reported to be much easier to transplant.

> From: Dan Nelson <sussextreeinc@ce.net>
> To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
> Subject: RE: quercis macrocarpa, Burr Oak
> Date: Saturday, January 20, 2001 9:07 AM
> The Delaware Dept. of Agriculture offers many trees at great prices. I
> this is part of some federally funded program. Prices are great too but
> have to buy in lots of 100. We have 18 native oaks here in Delaware and
> also have many recognized hybrids that occur naturally. In our tree care
> business we do sometimes cut down good trees. I think it is a real shame.
> try to talk people into keeping there trees every chance I get. Once we
> a tree out there is not much chance of return business. If I can get
> to want their trees and to care for their trees then I have a client that
> will come back to us for tree care in the future.
> One day soon I would like to plant at least one tree for every tree we
> remove. One of our problems is getting good nursery stock at decent
> I hope to grow most of the trees we plant. At this point we probably
> 500 trees per year for our clients.
> Dan
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