Thanks! Those black walnuts are a prize! Ours on
our farm in Hanover County, Virginia went up like
Challenger during a hurricane in the 1950's. We
children gathered the walnuts every year for Mama and
her friends to use in their baking. All you need is a
strong nutcracker or a hammer to break those shells.
Do let me know how your trees are coming along. You
will also enjoy your elms. Later, Carol
--- L D Smith <ldsesq@...
> thanks for the input carol
> my brother is a botanist and was able to come to the
> home this weekend. he helped us "realize" one of
> the two trees we thought were pecans is actually an
> american elm, probably over a hundred years old,
> and, because of dutch elm disease, a very rare
> surprise! we also have many willow and laurel oaks
> and probably 8 very small black walnuts we plan on
> allowing to grow if we can (they may help with the
> retirement fund!) we have a fig, some red oaks,
> many southern sugar maples and american cherry
> trees. i'm very excited by his news! i'll keep all
> this in mind. if any of you happen to be out our
> way feel free to stop and catch our progress. it'll
> take a few years but good to do while we are still
> young (i just turned 28). ya'll take care!
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > From: csinghworthington@...
> > Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 17:00:28 -0700
> > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] while we speak of trees!
> > Dear David,
> > As you may have guessed, I am just catching up
> > my e-mails. I wrote my reply before reading
> > Bob Forbes's response. As usual, he has some
> > good suggestions and a wealth of knowledge. I
> > completely with his recommendations of holly and
> > dogwood and the flowering shrubs. They are
> > delightful and provide a variety of color.
> > Also, do forgive my typos. Sometimes my
> > dance ahead of my fingers! Later, Carol
> > --- Carol Singh <csinghworthington@...>
> > > Dear David,
> > > We children loved the Japanese Maple that
> > > had
> > > planted in our front yard. Additionally, though,
> > > is
> > > not some people's cup of tea, we loved the Crepe
> > > Myrtle with its deep pink blooms that carpeted
> > > back yard and its fragile green leaves. Mama did
> > > mind the blooms covering the yard, but she did
> > > grass and refused to sow any after our uncle who
> > > plant grass discovered stickers in his seed.
> > > Because of the stickers, which Aunt Doris
> > > "sand spurs," nobody could walk bare-footed in
> > > yard without collecting a row of the sharp
> spines in
> > > his feet. We children let out many an "ouch"
> > > our shoes behind to run over to see Aunt Doris
> > > "just a minute."
> > > Mama told us that many of our relatives had
> > > the
> > > same experience buying grass seed from the
> > > salesman who went through the community that
> > > selling his grass seeds.
> > > Another favorite tree of many Southerners is
> > > weeping willow. It's lacy leaves sweeping the
> > > remind me of the fullness and daintiness of a
> > > dress.
> > > When many people think of Southern trees,
> > > they think of the Magnolia. My homesite was a
> > > farm, and guess what? It is surrounded my
> > > Its leaves and balls litter the ground nearly
> > > round; that's the drawback. The upside is seeing
> > > green leaves outside the kitchen window and
> > > the windows of the two bedrooms on that side of
> > > house throughout the year.
> > > If you do choose the Magnolia, though, plant
> > > several yards from the house--preferably beyond
> > > at
> > > the very edge of your lawn. The roots sometimes
> > > penetrate the ground, and with the leaves
> > > them, mowing the lawn means missing those roots
> > > breaking the blade of the mower.
> > > I believe that there are different species of
> > > Magnolia. If so, a smaller species of this tree
> > > would
> > > be far less bother for the privilege of seeing
> > > greenery outside the window year-round.
> > > If you fancy fruit trees, peach and apple
> > > blossoms
> > > also remind me of prom dresses. An added bonus
> > > having your own fruit.
> > > Another Southern favorite is the elm tree,
> > > these are coming back after many had been
> > > by
> > > Dutch Elm Disease.
> > > I also like oaks because I like having
> > > When I had squirrels but no oaks, I gathered
> > > at
> > > my sister's house and from oaks overhanging the
> > > sidewalks in my Richmond neighborhood and bagged
> > > them
> > > up to take home to my squirrels.
> > > I do not believe that most people go nutting
> > > fill the pantry of visiting squirrels, but
> that's no
> > > reason not to do it if you feel like it.
> > > I hope that these suggestions will give you
> > > ideas for your lovely property. Later, Carol
> > >
> > > --- L D Smith <ldsesq@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > > hey group.
> > > > I am purchasing an old farm house in the
> > > greenville
> > > > area. while we will be
> > > > saving the old trees on the property (the ones
> > > that
> > > > arent diseased or dying)
> > > > we need some input on what else would be
> > > appropriate
> > > > for an early 20th
> > > > century farm house. Any suggestions are
> > > > obliged, particularly
> > > > anything fast growing!!! we already have two
> > > > and fabulous pecans and
> > > > chestnuts!
> > > > Thanks.
> > > > david smith
> > > >
> > > > From: "Jenny Jones"
> > > > Reply-To: email@example.com
> > > > To: "PITT COUNTY N.C."
> > > <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Chinaberry Tree
> > > > Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 10:21:11 -0500
> > > >
> > > > Hi Friends Of E.C.G.S.,
> > > > What fun I have had reading memories and
> > > > information about the
> > > > Chinaberry(Chaney Ball Tree)This group seems
> > > take
> > > > cultural history to
> > > > heart.What a Joy!Thank you so much for
> > > > My Grandparents,Sue and Leonard Bruffey
> > > at
> > > > 505 Whitehead Avenue in
> > > > Wilson N.C from 1927 until 1960 when Atlantic
> > > > Christian College(Now Barton)
> > > > purchased their home and land and built what
> > > now
> > > > the Hackney Music
> > > > Building.In their back yard was a huge
> > > > Chinaberry("Chaney Ball") tree.Under
> > > > that tree was the coolest place on earth in
> > > Wilson's
> > > > heat of summer.We girl
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