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Old 01-02-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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Last year, I planted a weeping oak tree. It looks like a weeping willow but it makes acorns for wildlife.
The Arbor Society was selling live trees so I ordered it. Bare root trees don't workout well for me.

I love weeping beech! More of playhouse/hideaway than a tree.

In our last house, we had a fifty year old red japanese maple. It had strong multiple trunks. Just about the best climbing tree ever!
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:56 PM
 
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Camphor tree
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Those things are invasive here, I can’t kill them fast enough.

Lets see,





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Old 01-02-2019, 10:14 PM
 
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Last year, I planted a weeping oak tree. It looks like a weeping willow but it makes acorns for wildlife.
The Arbor Society was selling live trees so I ordered it. Bare root trees don't workout well for me.

I love weeping beech! More of playhouse/hideaway than a tree.

In our last house, we had a fifty year old red japanese maple. It had strong multiple trunks. Just about the best climbing tree ever!

I will still climb sometimes but as a kid I always loved climbing trees. The dogs would always be waiting for us at the bottom. Kind of glad I grew up pre internet and going out to play meant tree climbing for sure. I have enough trouble staying off this computer as an adult !
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:19 PM
 
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[PDF]Designing Trees for Kids - RootMaker
https://rootmaker.com/sites/default/...eeForKidsE.pdf
A good climbing tree for kids should have a first limb no more than two feet off the ground and additional branches spaced 12 to 24 inches up the stem and radially. Elms, most oaks, mulberries, ash and some maples work well. Birch, willow and some other species have slender and flexible limbs that provide poor footing.
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Depends where you live. Where do you live?
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:51 AM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Franklinia if you have the right conditions and lots of patience. One of the rarest native eastern trees.
I had wanted a Franklinia for many years. When we moved here, a local tree farm surprised me by having them. I had one planted that is about 7 ft tall. Exceeded my expectations when it started blooming in July and over six weeks had 100+ blossoms open up. Really looking forward to seeing how it does this next summer.

Planting a cool tree for future generations, what would you plant ?-0724181630.jpg
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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We have 6 acres in the PNW so can grow just about anything. We have a 15’ Sequoia that we hope whoever buys our home in the future doesn’t cut down. There are also 4 Sequioas we received from a neighbor who had a cabin in Sequioa National Park. The largest is 6’.

We have some old second growth Douglas Fir, Cedar, Spruce and Hemlock that are from 4’- 6’ in diameter at the base. We hope they stay, too. Since we moved here over 30 years ago, over 100 acres have been cut down for homes. We are planting trees every year, some native, some not. This year we planted native dogwood, Douglas maple, Sitka Spruce and vine maple for natives and oaks, birches and maples for fall color that are not native. We fertilize them in the early spring with fertilizer spikes.

We also have several mature ornamental deciduous trees we planted through the years including a beech, Katsura, dogwood, and Japanese maples.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:03 AM
 
Location: PVB
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I would plant a Rivers Purple Beech, a Weeping Purple Beech, a Tricolor Beech, a Copper Beech, White Oak, fastigiate Oak
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:43 AM
 
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The new disease resistant American Chestnut.

https://www.americanforests.org/maga...ican-chestnut/
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Araucaria araucana or Monkey Puzzle


It's a living dinosaur, and cool looking as heck, and will live nearly anywhere.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_araucana
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