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    Posted: 18/May/2009 at 8:46am
thinking i'll get one of the big boys going this year.
anyone ever started a slow-grower? how slow is it :) 
are public works (the tree folks) knowledgeable about this?
 
while premature, anyone pruning/separating interesting garden flowers & greenery - and anticipating leftovers?
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The Accolade Elm is a great tree that grows pretty fast. It is also resistant to Dutch Elm disease.
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Variety of hostas, one the giant blue, and some yellow daylilies if you want them. pm
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ref - thanks. didn't know about 'morton.'
logic - may take you up on the blues. have my fair share of the big lilies :) but those compact smaller ones are possible. they show some discipline.
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What about the Silver Leaf Maple? At least I think that is the name.
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Originally posted by dogcatcher dogcatcher wrote:

What about the Silver Leaf Maple? At least I think that is the name.


Silver maples are what keep our PW crews busy. They're limb shedders. GARBAGE TREES. Grow like weeds. Seed like weeds.(whirly-birds)

Nasty, beastly things.


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Yikes so no?
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i have alot of surrounding maples - next door neighbor, 4 trees on the parkway, so feel i should do something else.
think i'll go over to village hall, find out exact species on pkway.
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How big does it need to get? The Japanese maples are very beautiful.
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Originally posted by logic logic wrote:

one the giant blue
Those are so pretty
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Originally posted by logic logic wrote:

How big does it need to get? The Japanese maples are very beautiful.
big. there's a gap of trees on the pkway - all south exposure - so essentially a shade tree.
i was thinking of a japanese maple for a different area, but have to google their size/habits. yeah, love them.
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We have a ginkgo or 2 on our block, very pretty, bright yellow in the Fall. 
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Originally posted by logic logic wrote:

We have a ginkgo or 2 on our block, very pretty, bright yellow in the Fall. 

But the fruit is sooooo stinky
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"The seed is encased in a fleshy berry-like layer called a sarcotesta, which contains butanoic acid — a chemical found in vomit, feces, and rancid butter. (And delicious parmesan cheese!)"

True, male trees don't bear fruit, strictly ornamental. How do you tell the difference?:) See, we can learn something everyday.

http://forestry.about.com/od/forestphotogalleries/ig/Ginkgo-Biloba-/Male-Ginkgo.htm
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Not sure but the whole stretch on Harlem Avenue from Longcommon Road (Riverside side) to Addison Road (before the Burlington tracks) in Riverside it is all ginkgo trees. It got pretty smelly; I remember run them over with my bicycle.

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Those are fruit bearing females. 
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