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    What trees are best for Hurricane areas - New Orleans

    Since we have lost many pines, and other trees as well... which trees are better for withstanding Hurricanes? Southern Live Oak? Any others? :D
    jenay

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    Oak
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    RE: What trees are best for Hurricane areas - New Orleans

    A pet theory of mine is pyramidal trees hold up to high winds better than trees with huge canopy spread. Flooding can also be a concern. Bald Cypress, which is available through arbor day , would be one of these trees. I like its cousin the Dawn Redwood as well. The Redwood may grow faster and seems to love damp soil but I've never seen a picture of one growing in a swamp.
    Zone 6, St. Louis, MO

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    pwk16
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    RE: What trees are best for Hurricane areas - New Orleans

    I found this list online.

    · American Holly
    · Bald Cypress
    · Cabbage Palm
    · Crape Myrtle
    · Dahoon Holly
    · Live Oak
    · Long Leaf Pine
    · Magnolia
    · Red Cedar · Red Maple
    · Sand Live Oak
    · Slash Leaf Pine
    · Sycamore
    · Tulip Tree
    · Turkey Oak
    · Wax Myrtle
    · Winged Elm
    · Yaupon Holly

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    RE: What trees are best for Hurricane areas - New Orleans

    Thank you for the info. C
    jenay

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    Oak
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    RE: What trees are best for Hurricane areas - New Orleans

    Please take a look at this document:

    A Home Owner's Guide to Coastal Landscapes: Hurricane Resistant Landscapes, Preparing for the Storm
    http://www.urbanforestrysouth.org/Re...0-11.0616/view

    A brochure to help homeowners plan hurricane resistant landscapes along the Mississippi coast. Topics include:

    Understand Your Plant’s Home–The Soil,
    Select Plants for Locality, Adaptability/Hardiness,
    Select Wind Resistant Vegetation,
    Native Plants,
    Select Salt Tolerant Plants,
    Pre-Tree Planting Tips,
    Pre-Storm Checklist for Trees,
    Tree Service Employment Tips,
    Coastal Resource Contacts.

    This brochure produced with the assistance of:
    Mississippi Forestry Commission
    Mississippi Urban Forest Council
    USDA Forest Service
    Southern Group of State Foresters
    Cooperative Extension Service
    University of Southern Mississippi Journalism Department
    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Sincerely, Robert
    Lincoln, NE (Zone 5)

    Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
    - Martin Luther (1483-1546)

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