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Larix spp as ornamental trees.
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By way of introduction, I am a tree farmer in zone 3, in Alberta, Canada.  What with climate change, I'm always pushing the envelope a bit to bring different ornamentals into the area.This week I had…Continue

Tags: larch, western, horticulture, Larix

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sherwood Botsford Mar 16.

 

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Sherwood Botsford replied to Sherwood Botsford's discussion 'Larix spp as ornamental trees.'
"Didn't say all of the time, and it may not be true in other regions.  We have about 16-20 inches of precip a year here.  Lots of species here havea problem with competition with grass and forbs while they are young.  Competition…"
Mar 16
Rob Halpern replied to Sherwood Botsford's discussion 'Larix spp as ornamental trees.'
"No, that is not so. There are a number of limiting factors for plants: soils, drainage, exposure, competing species,differences in microclimate,  lack of suitable pollinators, lack of suitable seedling conditions, etc., etc., etc."
Mar 16
Rob Halpern replied to Sherwood Botsford's discussion 'Larix spp as ornamental trees.'
"Western larch is more frost sensitive than its cousins. Early frosts will damage it while other larix species tend to start hardening off in mid-summer"
Mar 16
Sherwood Botsford replied to Sherwood Botsford's discussion 'Larix spp as ornamental trees.'
"Hmm.  I hope that Mr. Python's exposition is not typical of this group's knowledge base. <grin>"
Mar 13
Sherwood Botsford replied to Richard Freeland's discussion 'Wholesale Tree Prices for Bulk Quantities'
"A local contractor and I collaborated on a remediation project for a new sewage plant in a provincial park.  The original spec called for a lot of 4-5 inch trees, but the side was a stream flood plain that was not much better than a gravel…"
Mar 12
Sherwood Botsford replied to Ellyn Shea's discussion 'Nursery Quality Challenges'
"The problem with buying bare root, or providing it, is the narrow window for lifting and planting. You also have issues with the amount of root left in the field.  One local company does evertyhing in a 32 inch space, because they have one.…"
Mar 12
Sherwood Botsford replied to Richard Freeland's discussion 'Semi Truck Turn Radius'
"Try asking of a Civil Engineering page.  I bet this comes up in road/parking access all the time for them."
Mar 12
Sherwood Botsford replied to T Khuu's discussion 'Pine tree identication'
"5 inches long is unusual for contorta. 1.5" to 2.5 inches is more typical in BC, Alberta, Saskatcewan, Manitoba. https://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/Volume_1/pinus/contorta.htm makes no mention of any subspecies with needles this…"
Mar 12
Sherwood Botsford replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture'
"Have you done a search on scholar.google.com?"
Mar 12

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