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Mick!

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I wonder how many trees I’ve taken out, far too big, where the planter (many years ago) thought “I won’t let it get too big”

Keeps the bank happy I guess.
 

stig

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When clients tell me that the tree all of a sudden got too big for where they had planted it, I tell them, that if trees had a "stand by" or "snooze" button, I'd be out of work.
 

kevin bingham

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Hackberries are my go to. Underplanted, fast growing, wildlife and birds love them. Nothing gets to them so far. Descent structure and strength. Black gum is a good one too. But not as fast growing
 

frans

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Sad thing is, almost every homeowner consulted an 'expert'. Nursery, landscape designer, landscape contractor, etc.
THEY are the problem, not the arborist! Sad because many of them have a degree.
 

Nutball

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I thought about hackberry, but they are on the slow side, and I hate them, and I've known some to be randomly sappy.

Maybe I'll plant whatever this is

rotator tree.jpg
 

SeanKroll

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Olympia, WA
Sitka spruce. Might give your mower some issues, here and there, with surface roots, though, in case you missed that. ;)
 

frans

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Allyanthus, tree of hell. Excellent revenue enhancement for a tree service!
 

Nutball

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I've found hardiness to have more to do with what temps kill the root. Like some plantain varieties are supposedly hardy to around -10 I think, but would never reach maturity around here as they freeze back to the ground most winters.
 

Jonny

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Buffalo, NY
I always thought they were beautiful. They do better than most hardwoods in ice storms and high wind around here.
 
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