Lost trees....

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Lost trees....

We have lost two trees in the past couple of weeks, a lovely old apple tree was blown over and pulled up by its roots, and at the weekend it is clear an equally old Yew tree is on its last legs. It's so sad to see them as they are the only trees that are actually in the lawns, rather than in the surrounding border of the gardens, and they have been there for so many years.

Does anyone else feel the same when they lose a tree - or is it just me?

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Lost trees....

It's not just you. We lost a really old quince this year. Gutted. :(

However, I was delighted that the victoria plum succumbed to silver leaf. I won't be replacing it!!! I confess I may have helped it on its way by pruning it in cold weather. Cunning ruse.

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SusanM

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Think we might have lost our flowering cherry tree but will wait till spring before digging up as it might just be lack of water .

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SonyaK

Lost trees....

We love trees have planted lots over the years on a couple of different blocks - over 3000 Australian natives and also a few 100 deciduous.
A small percentage always die, but it's sad to see them go! We have about 130 deciduous on our present block and one older, larger one seems to have not come back this Spring. Feel really sad, as it was doing so well and last summer was unusually cool and wet, so it should have done well!
It's hard to grow deciduous trees here (Adelaide) with the hot dry summers, but we love the autumn colours and they give good summer shade to the North and West of the house. Plus they don't burn like Eucalypts do in bush fires!!

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Wow Sonia. Over 3000 trees! I'm really impressed. We put in 30+ this year and I thought that was a lot :)

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Sue G

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I think we have lost a few cherry trees in the house we have bought. Went during the summer and they didn't look good. Farmer across the road said they needed water as the ground is so dry. Will wait and see what happens after this winter, keeping fingers crossed for more rain.

Pity we don't have a well. To expensive to use tap water.

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SonyaK

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ES - thank for that! The trees have been planted over many years - about 25 I think. Your 30+ this year sounds good too.
It's expensive if you have to buy the trees to plant. We grew most of ours from seed, provided by a group called 'Trees for Life' who provide plastic tubes, potting mix and seeds for up to 600 trees for a fairly small subscription each year.
Think we've done our bit to offset carbon emissions!!

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I think you've done more than your fair share of carbon off-setting! Trees for life sounds like a great organisation. We put in pretty big specimens, 10ft - 30ft. I have lavished so much tlc on them I will be seriously offended if any dare to die on me ;)

 
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