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lizbud
08-30-2006, 11:31 AM
My neighborhood community group has recently partnered with the City's
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Org. to plant some 50 trees around the area.They
asked me if I wanted one planted in my front yard and I agreed.The choices
are Hard Maple, Sweet Gum and Linden.I know nothing about types of trees, but told them I'd prefer a small to medium sized one.Anyone know trees?

Cinder & Smoke
08-30-2006, 12:48 PM
Trees?

Hard or Sugar Maple >>>

http://maple.dnr.cornell.edu/pubs/trees.htm

(Pretty sure the Binx & Smokey Memorial Trees are Sugar Maples.)

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Sweetgum >>>

http://www.ecusd7.org/ehs/ehsstaff/swible/MyWebs/sweet%20gum.htm

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Linden or Basswood Tree >>>

http://www.treehelp.com/trees/linden/index.asp
(Read the last paragraph about lawn fertilizers near this tree.)

mugsy
08-30-2006, 12:51 PM
I concur....Hard rock Maple would be my choice...maples are SO pretty in the fall.

Daisy and Delilah
08-30-2006, 01:30 PM
I absolutely love maples :)

christa
08-30-2006, 02:03 PM
I love maples too! I have a baby maple in my back yard right now . . . I wish it would get bigger!!! I know it's gonna take a few years but I just love the shape of it already!

Pam
08-30-2006, 02:08 PM
I would choose anything but the sweet gum. They produce little prickly balls that fall all over and are a mess. My RB standard poodle, Whitney, used to love to chew on them and actually got one stuck in her cheek way in the back of her mouth. She stopped eating suddenly and when I took her to the vet for a good checking over he found it and said her cheek was beginning to get infected. I felt horrible that I never thought to look inside her mouth for the source of the problem. :o Anyway, I really got off the track with my answer! :o :o

Barbara
08-30-2006, 02:48 PM
I take there aren't tomato trees? :p

lizbud
08-30-2006, 05:42 PM
I take there aren't tomato trees? :p


Nope :D But if there were, I wouldn't have to swipe them from my
neighbors. :D

I think I'll chose the Linden/Basswood tree. I'd like the pyramid shape. to
a tree.

RICHARD
08-31-2006, 02:00 AM
I take there aren't tomato trees? :p


Since Liz is in trouble with the law...


http://www.engr.uky.edu/me/iaes/iaes/tomato.php


:D

cyber-sibes
08-31-2006, 12:45 PM
That's amazing Richard! :eek:
I like your choice - very pretty tree, with a nice scent when it's blooming, too.

RICHARD
09-05-2006, 01:40 AM
So, what happened? :D

CatLuvrs
09-05-2006, 02:25 AM
I would chose Maple! They are gorgeous in the fall! :)

lizbud
09-05-2006, 11:31 AM
So, what happened? :D


Nothing yet. The planting of the trees is scheduled for Oct. 21st, 2006.
They asked for people to be available to help out on that day.(show them
where you want it) They advised also that people would be out before
then to flag all under ground gas or water lines before digging.

RICHARD
09-06-2006, 02:45 AM
They advised also that people would be out before
then to flag all under ground gas or water lines before digging.


It figures......GWB doesn't want the GAs supplies to be delayed!.. ;)

Cinder & Smoke
09-06-2006, 04:28 AM
Uhhhh, Richard ...

I think the answer to this got lost in translation ...




So, what happened? http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/biggrin.gifhttp://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/biggrin.gif
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A while ago this was posted:




I think I'll chose the Linden/Basswood tree.
I'd like the pyramid shape. to a tree.

Now I might be wrong ...
Or, there could have been a Change of Mind ...

/s/ Phred

IRescue452
09-06-2006, 08:53 AM
I'd pick the maple, they are the least messy and attract the least insects. The gum tree is considered kindof a nusiance tree.

Lori Jordan
09-06-2006, 10:21 AM
I have probably 10 maple on my property and there huge,I'm into the flowering Trees,I just planter 2 wheeping trees this year they are beautiful,I would go with the Hard Maple.

lizbud
10-21-2006, 01:17 PM
Well today was the day & the tree selected was a Chinquapin Oak.A crew
came out this morning to do the planting.I think the squirrels will love the
acorns. :)

Pam
10-21-2006, 01:18 PM
And the kitties will enjoy watching the squirrels enjoy the acorns. :p :D

Cinder & Smoke
10-21-2006, 02:52 PM
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The tree selected was a Chinquapin Oak. http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/smile.gif

HUH?

When did an OAK enter the forest? :confused:
Don't think an Oak was listed in the possible three choices first offered ...
Did the city get a "bargin" on Oaks?

Only drawback with an Oak is it's a *s*l*o*w* growing tree.

But it WILL be a Pretty Tree!!
http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/biggrin.gif

lizbud
10-21-2006, 05:16 PM
http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/confused.gif



HUH?

When did an OAK enter the forest? :confused:
Don't think an Oak was listed in the possible three choices first offered ...
Did the city get a "bargin" on Oaks?

Only drawback with an Oak is it's a *s*l*o*w* growing tree.

But it WILL be a Pretty Tree!!
http://petoftheday.com/i/our_smilies/biggrin.gif

Phred, Maybe they ran into a sale. :D Anyway, my next door neighbor also
took them up on the offer & they got a oak too. It's a different variety with
different shaped leaves. Think it's called a swamp Oak. :confused: When I looked up my tree it said grows from 2ft to 4 ft per year. It's a little over
6ft right now. We'll see.

iamgobsmacked
10-21-2006, 06:00 PM
For a nice fast growing tree that does not get too big, try a Russian Black Olive. Sub divisions use them a lot for the lovely foliage and the grow fast, without getting too big.