Thread: How old?

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  1. #31
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    RE: How old?

    Here's a silver maple pic:



    and



    I mean,,, its ok, but I don't think it looks as good as any of the other trees I have. I just cut the grass around it yesterday and I had to give up because there are too many roots sticking too far above ground. I'll have to get the weedeater to finish the job. I guess that's just a silver maple thing.

  2. #32
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    RE: How old?

    Here's how I tied the swing on... The extra rope is to pull the knot back down so I can easily remove it. It took all day to get it up there.


  3. #33
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    RE: How old?

    The porch swing I put up facing sunset.



    How I attached it. Probably not the best way, but I didn't know much 2 yrs ago and its what I had. I need to figure out something better...
    But at least the chain doesn't grind on the bark.


  4. #34
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    RE: How old?

    That is pretty! My tree is facing a dirt road too. I have always wanted to put a tree swing in it but I'm afraid kids will come and fall of and sue me. I have a porch swing on the front porch but carpenter bees are eating the board it's fastened into (I have a thread about it in general discussion) Looks like your tree does spread out and give a lot of shade, mine does too. I just love the road you live on, it reminds me of western VA and I hope to move to the mtns someday. Thanks for posting, just beautiful!

  5. #35
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    RE: How old?

    Thanky you!

    What you can do with the swing is terminate the rope with a hook so you can remove the swing and take it with you. Then, when you're ready to watch the kids, you can put it back up. The hook also makes it easier to adjust the height. When the tree has leaves, it hangs lower to the ground than in winter.

  6. #36
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    Re: RE: How old?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quirky Quercus
    Although it does extend up your way on the distribution map, sort of along I-75, In between Dalton and clevelend isn't shaded on the map. Even if they do grow native in that area I would be surprised if they are all that common. I don't come across any down here. There are some other trees that might be confused with willow oak if you are viewing from a distance from a passing car. Water oak and Q. Falcata would be examples.
    I made a trip to Roswell today and maybe seen a couple willow oaks the whole time. Go figure...

  7. #37
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    RE: How old?

    In my experience, Shumard Oak is as vigorous as Northern Red Oaks, maybe even faster in growth. And Northern Red Oak often exceeds the size ranges on the chart--up here in the Midwest (Indiana and Ohio), we have some very tall NRO.

    By the way, I'm very impressed with my hybrid oaks purchased from Oikos Tree Crops and planted this spring. They are already growing by leaps and bounds. Some of them are far exceeding anything I've ever seen in the first year for an oak--especially the Burenglish Oaks, they are amazing! I'm looking forward to watching them over the next several years, just to see how they do.

  8. #38
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    RE: How old?

    Yeah, I've been hearing some pretty good stuff about the Shumard Oak lately. I'm very interested in that tree.

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