Opinion: A Few Good Trees: trees on my corner

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Opinion:  A Few Good Trees

By Sharon
January 10, 2012

It's a good time to take a look at the bare bones of trees now that winter is upon most of us. That's about all we can see anyway since they aren't dressed in their leafy finery at the moment. Look out your window. How many trees can you see?

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shirley
Jan 31, 2012 9:22 AM CST
After reading you article I decided to check on the number of trees on my three acre corner. We lost twenty two trees to Katrina. I still have lots of trees all around the whole plot I easily and quickly counted over 100. Pines, Oaks, Sweet Gum' Then there are the twenty or so in the interior. I keep an acre and a half clear mowed for the kids to play all there foot ball and baseball games ride there bikes and anything else they can think of. After seeing all the damage from the storm to say nothing of BP, I can say that Mother Nature heals herself very well. Butttt everyone needs to let her. This area cuts and replants trees all the time in a cycle of about twenty years. Yes they clear cut clean up and replant. And so it goes. We make it a point to add special trees every year. I have the usual trees for the area plus large Magnolia, gigantic 250 year old oak that has seen better days. Japanese Magnolias, Arizona Cypress, Leylands Japanese Maple, Mulberry, several pecan so I think I'm good. I know I have too many Mimosa and lots of other trash tress that I did not count. I need to get them out so the more desirable trees will have room to do there thing. I also have too many Tung oil trees but I do so love their blooms and the shape of the leaves. I will make it a point to add two to my collection instead of one just because.......shirleyt my view as I have my morning coffee choosing to be in or out.... wish you could come on over
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jan 31, 2012 10:02 AM CST
What a beautiful view, Shirley!

Why do they clean cut, clean up and replant? And where do they do that? Who does it? And do they do this in sections, rotating the areas?

Too many questions, but it's interesting to wonder why.

Take care of your trees, Shirley, yours are beautiful. It's one thing when they fall victim to Mother Nature, and another thing when they are victims of man. I guess sometimes 'they' don't realize the difference.

I'm so glad you read the article and shared your beautiful view.
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Name: shirleyt thompson
Pearl River, Louisiana
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shirley
Jan 31, 2012 2:29 PM CST
Sharon there is a paper mill thirty miles away and they put a 100 year lease on a lot of land in this area ' The road has no development and is a pass through to Abita . When you pass through it will look the same except for the age of trees planted. And of course if they have cut and area. They have always cleaned and replanted quickly and we just notice log trucks when they are working the area. It is what it is. We do need toilet paper and school paper boxes and such. It used to be called the box factory. I am removed from that area and never go there. However when it is going to turn cold we know it a day early because we smell the plant. It smells like boiling cabbage. They had a toxic spill a few months ago that killed thousands and thousands of fish in our river. They recently replaced 55,000 in one release, and there were more releases earlier so the river mostly cleaned itself and things are back to normal. There was a rumor that the mill would be closing soon. People are upset in both directions. Close the Mill and kill the town. It is a catch 22. shirleyt.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jan 31, 2012 2:35 PM CST
You're right. It is a Catch 22.

Thanks for explaining that, I understand it a little better now, Shirley.
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