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6/18/09 10:54 AM
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cycklops
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 We live in the desert. Front yard is well maintained well but very plain. We wanted a tree in the front yard to soften up the look as well as provide shade. It's called a Royal Empress Tree. Aparently grows fast and in the beginning the leafs are quite large. It's a flowering tree.







This is how it arrives.

6/21/09 4:23 PM
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 Those things can grow around 12' per year, they make a really nice tree but because they grow so fast they are a pretty soft wood.  Not a big deal but it makes them break a lot more easily in high wind than a slower growing tree.


6/21/09 6:16 PM
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 Good info. We don't have too many days a year here that the wind gets too crazy. Good info.
1/11/11 3:29 PM
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 I should update. This tree died before I could even plant it. Completely my fault though I blame my mother-in-law. Her being an expertin tree planting she brought something up. She did it in her passive aggressive way and I bought into it by doing nothing. I waited for her to leave so I could plant the tree the way I saw fit and by then I had waited too long.

We bought another tree. A Mulberry. Planted it last summer. It's grwon a little so far and it looks like it's gonna take.
5/21/12 1:25 PM
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 The tree took
5/20/13 7:48 AM
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The tree is groing well. The trunk has doubled in diameter

7/2/13 2:21 PM
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I have awful luck with brushes, no matter what I try, I seem to kill them off.

I do have a delightfully odd tree in my front year: A weeping White Pine.
11/12/13 3:56 PM
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