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Re: Taming the Garden

Subject: Re: Taming the Garden
From: Wayne Tyson
Date: Jan 19 2022 22:02:12
In 1966, I was hired by the 200-acre Annenberg (known later as *Sir*
Walter, Ambassador to the UK) Estate in Rancho Mirage (now known as
"Sunnylands") to consult on a tree that was reported in poor condition.
(Rumor had it that Mr. Annenberg had been turned away from the nearby
Thunderbird Country Club because Jews were not allowed, so he bought 200
acres of sand-dune land about a mile north of there and about eight miles
SE of Palm Springs, and built his own golf course and mansion.)

I was met at the gate by the facility manager and was escorted to the
mansion. I was escorted through the mansion to a paved "deck" just outside
the "rear" of the building where the patient was patiently (?) waiting. The
tree was an oak about fifteen or twenty feet tall and wide, with, as I can
best recall, a dbh of about 8-10 inches. Every leaf was burned from the tip
about halfway to the petiole. The tree had been dug and boxed in Virginia
and trucked to the second hottest desert in the country and planted in a
small opening in the concrete, just big enough to insert the root-ball (six
feet or more square). There are now four trees in that area; I don't know
whether or not the original patient survived, but the present ones appear
to be about the same size as the one I saw in 1966. I have no idea whether
there have been repeated replacements over the years or if the present
trees came from Virginia.

On the Google Map (
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7761544,-116.4106715,825m/data=!3m1!1e3 )
on can only guess the total water consumption, but it must be considerable
(8 acre-feet/year = ET, however it is not untypical for similar facilities
to irrigate twice that much or more. It appears that some notice may have
since been taken of my advice and undoubtedly that of many others, as some
desert plants have been added in a few places. Again, my memory may be
faulty, but I seem to remember that the water source was a deep well
drawing around 600 (gpm or cfm?) from a deep aquifer of geologic (limited)
water. Other sources may have been used since, as a water-supply canal was
built in the interim.

So the brutality does not end with trees . . .

WT


On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 7:13 AM Gareth Hare <Gareth.Hare@xxxxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
wrote:

A truly depressing way to start the week.



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Sorry, I messed up that link.

The film review is here;

https://tinyurl.com/4cjhzdcc<https://tinyurl.com/4cjhzdcc>



On 1/15/22, Bill Kowalczyk <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk<mailto:
bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk>> wrote:
Grauniad film review here;

https://tinyurl.com/fe8kwrs5<https://tinyurl.com/fe8kwrs5>


On 1/15/22, David Evans <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com<mailto:
david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com>> wrote:
This beautifully filmed and depressing documentary might interest you.

https://tamingthegarden-film.com/en/#trailer<
https://tamingthegarden-film.com/en/#trailer>






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