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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:04 AM

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:09 AM

1. Looks to me like the tree won!

 

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:20 AM

2. Cheers

for the tree!

I love trees.

Some trees are tough cookies. I have a red maple about ten feet from my kitchen window on the other side of the doggy yard fence.

It has survived:

Black bear climbing up it to jump the fence (breaking a few limbs)

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers pecking away at the upper trunk

A nasty caterpillar attack about 5 years ago (had to put sticky paper around the trunk)

Mr Pipi running into it with the riding mower.

Mr Pipi ramming it (and gouging out a large section of trunk) with his snowplow

Not only is it still alive, but it's thriving.

I don't know if red maples actually enjoy being abused like, say, lilacs...

I have a few lilac bushes on the other side of the house. They didn't really start to grow and produce flowers until I read that they enjoy a bit of masochism every now and then. So I scratched at the main trunk of one of them. The other I left alone. The one I abused just took off with growth. Who knew?

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