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Garden Talk: Show Me Your Fence Eating Plants

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2010
9:00 PM

Post #7506089

I have a couple that have literally eaten part of a chain link fence .. This one in the picture is a mature tree. The amazing part is that it hasn't lifted the fence!

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2010
9:01 PM

Post #7506092

This one is just a sapling, but it's got a good hold on the fence.

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 28, 2010
9:01 PM

Post #7506094

forgot to add the picture

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Allwild
North, TX

February 8, 2010
8:29 PM

Post #7542379

Isn't it amazing how they grow like that? I think so.


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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 8, 2010
8:34 PM

Post #7542393

It is! The tree has totally engulfed that pipe! I'm really surprised it hasn't lifted the fence.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2010
4:34 PM

Post #7574360

I don't have anything like that. But I sometimes see them and it is so fascinating. There is a house I pass from time to time that has a guide wire from a utility pole to the ground. A tree branch ate the wire. When they took down the tree they left a foot or two section where the wire goes through, in place. Eventually it will rot and fall off but it has been like that just hanging there for several years. I will try to get a picture of it.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #7574556

It is amazing and fascinating! I have to wonder if it weakens the tree.

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