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'Organic' Picea pungens - Find

Posted by gardener365 IL 5/6 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 21, 11 at 15:03

Decent tree, nothing to write home about, but worth grafting a few.

Picea pungens 7th Street Moline IL

Picea pungens 7th Street Moline IL

Picea pungens 7th Street Moline IL

Picea pungens 7th Street Moline IL

Picea pungens 7th Street Moline IL

Needles are noticeably longer than most pungens (can't see this in the photos) and the color (pic 3 is accurate color) is a good 8.5 with 10 being very best. This tree has two leaders, currently. It's a decent tree with weep to it.

Dax


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RE: 'Organic' Picea pungens - Find

Poor needle retention and lots of dead twigs in the lower crown - not sure it's worth grafting?

Resin


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RE: 'Organic' Picea pungens - Find

Major construction...... I grew up on that street and blocks away. About 3 summers ago the city forced the homeowners to give up their property/easement rights/I don't know- to construct 2 more lanes of traffic making it a 4-lane road. This tree is within feet of a large retaining wall that partitioned the construction and a new sidewalk in front of their homes... resulting in that tree taking a major hit. I've known about the tree for years- just got around to it today. It used to look better, much better.

Dax


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RE: 'Organic' Picea pungens - Find

Interesting, give it a shot and see what happens. I like the weeping forms.


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