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by TN_Tree_Man
Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Least favorite trees
Replies: 36
Views: 5348

Re: Least favorite trees

but probably would not plant any of the above on my land or that of those I love, and I've been known to exterminate some of these (buckthorn) with extreme prejudice from time to time. Elijah Elijah, This reminds me of a radio garden show that I used to listen to from time to time. Whenever someone...
by TN_Tree_Man
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Least favorite trees
Replies: 36
Views: 5348

Re: Least favorite trees

Southen Magnolia would be my #1 it sheds leaves all year long. I have 1 Magnolia in my back yard and have to rake the darn leaves at least once a week or everytime I cut the grass. Larry Larry, It has been said that "one does not rake southern magnolia leaves, rather, one picks them up!" Have you l...
by TN_Tree_Man
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 3 favorite Trees from outside the United States
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: 3 favorite Trees from outside the United States

Larry,

This list has the potential to get out of hand!!!

My top 3 Non-natives:

1.) Just about any Japanese maple
2.) Dawn redwood
3.) Cedar of Lebanon

Steve Springer

p.s. if you ask about azaleas, I cannot limit myself to just 3!!!
by TN_Tree_Man
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Least favorite trees
Replies: 36
Views: 5348

Re: Least favorite trees

I guess that I am with some others on this thread in that I do not have any trees that I simply loath. However, to add to the list, here are my top three (in no particular order of disdain) disliked native species: 1.) Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana)--tend to get tall in this area (quickly 70-80') ...
by TN_Tree_Man
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Mystery tree on UNC campus
Replies: 7
Views: 1596

Re: Mystery tree on UNC campus

You've got the correct id. This exotic tree has pretty flowers but is very invasive in the Southeast.

Steve Springer
by TN_Tree_Man
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lightning Arrestor Systems in Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Re: Lightning Arrestor Systems in Trees

Larry, Lightning protection for trees has been around for a while. The basic premise is that of a lightning rod similar to what you might install on your house only for trees copper wire is used to direct the high voltage electrical current safely into the earth. Here is a pretty good link from Bart...
by TN_Tree_Man
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lyme Disease Surge Predicted for Northeastern US
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Lyme Disease Surge Predicted for Northeastern US

One of my tree contractors contracted Lyme Disease early last spring here in East Tennessee (Great Smoky Mountains NP area).

Steve Springer
by TN_Tree_Man
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Spring Awakenings - Phenology
Topic: Magnolias in full bloom in Minneapolis
Replies: 6
Views: 5902

Re: Magnolias in full bloom in Minneapolis

Are those Magnolia Grandiflora? They must be hybrids of some type. Larry, No doubt those Minnesota magnolias are probably Oriental cultivars and not Magnolia grandiflora. My experience from when I lived in Central Indiana (zone 5) was when these guys would begin to bloom (at the earliest warm spell...
by TN_Tree_Man
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Meigs Mountain, GSMNP
Replies: 12
Views: 3469

Re: Meigs Mountain, GSMNP

Brian,

If you are still not convinced that this is a butternut, there is also one located behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center for comparison. It is on the short trail at the first bridge, off to your left along the creek bank. It is the big leaner!

Steve Springer
by TN_Tree_Man
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Oak ID help - Atlanta, GA
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Oak ID help - Atlanta, GA

Eli,

Here is a publication by the University of Tennessee for identifying native oaks to Tennessee. The greater Atlanta area phenotypes should be similar.
Hope that this will help.

https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publi ... PB1731.pdf

Steve Springer

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