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Old 03-21-2010, 01:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I was driving to tucson from el paso and noticed neat rows and rows of spindly looking trees in las cruces. what were they? there were a lot of them at a business that offered walnuts, pecans and wine? Were they walnut trees? I've seen pecan trees and grape vines before and know what they look like.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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I was driving to tucson from el paso and noticed neat rows and rows of spindly looking trees in las cruces. what were they?
I can only guess at lombardy poplars if they were growing in a row. Often planted as wind breaks. Other trees meeting that description would be the lebanese cyprus, usually planted singly for decorative effect. Neither is native to NM but are widely planted in the southern part of the state. The poplars are especially profusive on the irrigated lands of the Mesilla Valley (Las Cruces area).

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Old 03-21-2010, 09:48 AM
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Pecan are the only thing you would see from the interstate and this is a huge pecan growing region. Seeing them native in the SE and planted in orchards they would look a little different. They also cut them back every winter after harvest so they're looking a little chopped up now. That's all I can think of, there are not many other types of trees, other than pine, which are grown in any number in rows here.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Pecan are the only thing you would see from the interstate and this is a huge pecan growing region. Seeing them native in the SE and planted in orchards they would look a little different. They also cut them back every winter after harvest so they're looking a little chopped up now. That's all I can think of, there are not many other types of trees, other than pine, which are grown in any number in rows here.

they didn't resemble amy of the pecan trees that I've seen in San Antonio. The las cruces trees had a white bark.
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