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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 09:24 AM
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132. that's brutal
although I am betting that tree comes back with a vengeance. It doubtless has a giant root system, and those roots want to be fed. They will produce many branches and leaves in order to provide themselves with food. Further, since the trees life has clearly been threatened, it is likely to produce blossoms and fruit by the ton as well. One year I cut down about half of a big thronapple tree on my land. The remaining part of the tree was loaded with fruit. Trees don't think, but it was like the tree was thinking "omigod, somethings trying to kill me, I had better reproduce".

Living in Kansas, I am now amazed at how fast things grow. I moved into this house 10 years ago in November. It was not until late in the next summer that I noticed I was getting baked by the sun because I had no trees on the west side. So I transplanted some 6 foot samplings that were growing elsewhere on my 3/4 acre city property. An elm and a maple, both of which are now taller than my 3 story house.
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