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May 24, 2016 3:02 PM CST
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Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Zinnias Plays in the sandbox Roses Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener
Region: New York Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Seed Starter Spiders! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Does anyone in warmer climates have a huge white mulberry tree?

Would you be willing to order silkworms and place them on the trees leaves to see if silkworms survive?

I had tried this, but the town cut down the last mulberry tree so I can't continue my experiment.

Supposedly silkworms are unable to survive in the wild, but ones I let go survived for weeks on a mulberry tree so I think scientists need to update their data or try to naturalize them.
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May 24, 2016 3:36 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Interesting. I know my cousin who lives on the Jersey shore complains bitterly about the purple mulberry street trees that make a mess of everything. I just planted a white mulberry but it is just a little whip at this point. Keep us informed if you find any volunteers.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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