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Tree Questions

Posted by killdozer77 Phoenix (My Page) on
Sun, May 17, 09 at 16:11

Hello all, I have some questions about desert trees. Last year I planted a couple of net leaf (aka canyon) hackberry trees on either side of a south facing window. I picked hackberries because I wanted fairly large but not huge trees that can take Phoenix weather and the incredibly rocky soil I have in my yard. I also wanted to put them close to my house and I had read that hackberries have non-invasive roots ad are easy to train. My questions are: Is there a good strategy for increasing the growth rate for these trees? (They grow pretty fast in the spring but not much at all in the summer.) Also, did I make the right choice? Are there better trees that can be put very close to a house and that can take Phoenix weather and very rocky soil?

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RE: Tree Questions

1 - A tree's yearly growth is similar to our life cycle, rapid growth (spring), stabilize and reproduce (summer) and slow down (fall/winter).
2 - Choices are personal.
3 - You can always second guess yourself but if you did your research and settled on Hackberry then your okay.

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