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Growing stranglers to replace a canopy?

Posted by metaweta 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 23:19

I just bought a new house In Lindon, Utah this winter with a big treehouse nestled between three beautiful 60-year-old elms only to discover that the bolts they drilled into the trees killed them. They have to cut off everything above about 25 feet off the ground so the branches don't fall and kill someone---in fact, one large branch broke off a few days ago and could have crushed our fence, but got tangled in another branch.

In trying to come up with a way to deal with this heartache, I thought that perhaps we could plant strangler figs around the bases of the dead elms. I'd be thrilled if they scaled them and started producing a new canopy. I'm not so much concerned with the taste of the fruit as how quickly they grow.

Is it possible?

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RE: Growing stranglers to replace a canopy?

  • Posted by soaht Central CA 9B (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 1:44

That would be a great idea to try to make a canopy, but the only problem I see with that is the strangler fig is not cold hardy. From what I read on the web ,says it's hardy to zone 10b-11b and found native to Florida.

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