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Re: Drought tolerant windbreak

Subject: Re: Drought tolerant windbreak
From: Scott Cullen
Date: Aug 24 2006 10:49:57
On that note keep in mind the rusts that require alternate hosts... 
cedar(Juniperus actually)-apple and cedar-hawthorne.  We have them here 
anyway.

SC

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Tahir 
  To: UK Tree Care 
  Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 5:04 AM
  Subject: Re: Drought tolerant windbreak




  Pete Hughes wrote:
  > Unless you're hoping to grow apples an' pears (cor blimey, guv'nor!), 
  > in which case the hawthorn might give you problems with fireblight and 
  > scab (Have I remembered correctly that you're establishing a 
  > smallholding? If so, you might find some good advice about 
  > shelterbelts and windbreaks in books about commercial fruit growing, 
  > such as don't use Poplar as a windbreak if you're growing lettuces - 
  > it's true!!!)
  >
  Ooerr! We're going to be planting a mixed hedge alongside where we'll be 
  planting our apples and pears this winter, hadn't thought of Hawthorn 
  being bad in this respect (although I'd already excluded crab apple), 
  and poplar v lettuce? yer 'aving a larf aren't you? Which book did that 
  come from?

  Tahir


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