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29 May 2009

Aloha Friday-Tree Help Needed



TGIF!

The question for today is: What trees should I plant to replace the Maple and Ash trees I had to remove?

We had two trees cut down this week. One was a 44 year old Maple and the other a 40 year old Ash. We already miss our trees and plan to replace them this weekend. Currently we are thinking of planting a Gingko and a Flowering Dogwood, but we are still uncertain. We need trees that require minimum care and are hardy. I am hoping to get some ideas from the blogosphere.

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39 comments:

AudreyO said...

Green thumb is not met at all. I can't offer any thoughts on this question :( However I do know fruit trees. This is probably the first house we've lived in without some type of fruit tree. Can you plant a fruit tree? :)

Tara said...

Hmm I don't know... how about a palm tree? lol I just noticed 2 palm trees growing in our yard.. lol I think the Birds drop seeds or something.. lol

NateAndJakesMom said...

I vote for the dogwood - they grow wild in a neighboring town and I love them!! I also like ones that change colors like Maples.

Anissa said...

My favorite tree is a weeping willow -- so pretty.
I would go with the dogwood.

Momstart said...

I don't know anything about trees

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Not a tree person really... but I like the Ginkgo tree!!

Vicki said...

I'd plant a shade tree and a fruit tree. We just had to cut down some trees to and have to replace them. The county we live in is strict when it comes to trees. There were 13 when we moved here, we cut down 3 so we have to plant 3 more.

Erin @ Closing Time said...

I don't know a lot about trees, but dogwoods are beautiful in the spring. They grow wild in this area, and I love seeing them sprinkled through the countryside when we are driving down the highway.

Becca said...

I don't know anything about trees but love cherry blossom trees!!!

pam said...

The dogwood sounds nice.

CaseyDeuce said...

I wish I knew about trees and planting... my grandparents have a really nice tree that they planted not too long ago, but I have no idea what it is!!

Liz said...

Ohhh, I don't know a lot about trees, but I would say a pecan tree, or some type of crepe myrtle.

Heatherlyn said...

I would call a local nursery or two and ask them what grows best in the area. :)

sues2u2 said...

Not much of a green thumb either but I do like dogwoods. What about a crepe myrtle? They are either a shrub or a tree although they don't get as tall as a maple.

East Coast Wahine said...

Don't know anything about trees either!

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

My parents planted a Japanese Maple in their yard. It's gorgeous, very low maintenance, and will never grow too large.
Happy tree shopping!

Jennifer said...

Flowering dogwoods are pretty.
I like Maples, too. =)

Mighty M said...

I really like cherry blossom trees - but I think I only really like then when they are in bloom, which lasts a couple weeks, and then you have a bloomless tree (and a big mess on the ground). I also like maple - but again, the mess factor. I hope you find some great trees!

I am Harriet said...

Oak trees are nice.
I guess it all depends on where you are planting them.

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kiddiescorner said...

Flowering dogwood they are so pretty!

kimert said...

I love our Japanese maple!

Auntie E said...

I like dogwoods they come in many color and varieties. I post about them on my garden blog some time back.You can check it out.Link on my At Home Page.

Nina said...

We planted a couple new maples a few years ago and they have grown really well. Now the ever greens we plant keep dying on us but where I live a lot of water tends to stand in yards and it keeps killing off our ever greens.

I found some really great books at the library on trees and flowers for my state that are great. My next tree will be one like a dogwood that flowers.

TheAngelForever said...

I wish I could help. I am not really into the tree planting advice. I hope you are able to find something that is easy to take care of.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Hmm, not my area of expertise at all. We have two maples left in our front yard that I love, but I would love something that flowers at some point too. Good luck on deciding! :)

Anissa said...

I have something for you over at my blog!

Kathleen W. said...

I still like the ginkgo, but you might consider a Poplar. My in-laws had two (until their neighbor poisoned them with bleach, which resulted in a lawsuit) and they were fast growers and got really tall. They didn't require much care either.

They also had an extremely slow-growing black walnut tree. That thing has maybe grown a foot in the last 10 years. But I'm sure it will be beautiful when it's mature. And if you're frugal, you can harvest the black walnuts too.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

From what I read ASH is all but extinct because of some beetle so you might try and Elm or something for shade.

Chrissy said...

I don't know much about trees either, but I do like dogwoods. Good luck!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I have a flowering dogwood that I love although I am impatiently waiting for it to flower...

Also Japanese Maple trees are lovely!

Eighty MPH Mom said...

I love Japanese Maples. They are just gorgeous! I know it must be very empty without the trees.

otin said...

Alot of people in NC seem to like Bradford pear trees!

Valerie said...

Sorry Jennifer I have no idea about trees. The only thing I can get to grow is a Peace Lily.

Jaime said...

i love dogwoods

MamaJoss said...

LOVE the dogwood!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I am so bad..I know little about trees. I love fruit trees because home grown fruit is delicious and can save you some $

Jennifer said...

I love mulberry trees and weeping willows.

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Angela said...

I've always wanted to have lots of fruit trees. My in-laws have a huge lemon tree that makes BIG lemons. I love the taste of fresh home-made lemonade. I vote for a fruit tree!