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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 18, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9129069

I saw these trees used as street trees in fairly new situation, Maryland, zone 7 ish. Their overall branching is one of a broadleaf tree but when I got close I saw that the leaves are flat, soft needles, lined up on each side of the twig kind of like yew. Whatcha think?

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

May 18, 2012
7:57 PM

Post #9129072

No question - Indecipherabilia indistinguishii 'Transparentifolia'...

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


May 18, 2012
8:08 PM

Post #9129080

Wollemia nobilis http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57012/
They'll probably toast.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 18, 2012
9:56 PM

Post #9129148

Technical difficulties, my apologies!

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


May 19, 2012
12:00 AM

Post #9129190

Metasequoia glyptostroboides http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31760/
lovely tree.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2012
2:36 AM

Post #9129243

Ditto to Metasequoia g.

[quote="ViburnumValley"]No question - Indecipherabilia indistinguishii 'Transparentifolia'...[/quote]

Actually obvious it had to be either Metasequoia or Taxodium just from the description ;-)

Resin

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

May 19, 2012
12:11 PM

Post #9129666

Not when sallyg is doing the asking...

I'd say neither of those species really resemble broadleaf trees in branching habit.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 19, 2012
7:33 PM

Post #9130049

erg...suppose I could post a picture of overall tree to support my assertion, but naahhh, you don't care that much.
OK, the trunk was bare for five feet up before sending out branches, but could have been pruned that way to fit between sidewalks and street where they were planted, to look like shade trees and not block the pedestrian view...ok, I'll drop it.
I'm relieved to find it is a 'lovely' tree rather than a ' will be toast, propaganda carp' tree. Planted at the impressive campus of Anne Arundel Medical Center. A place that would seem to have the money for lovely trees among the fairly lovely landscaping and nice buildings.

Thanks for the ID.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


May 20, 2012
12:10 AM

Post #9130166

Street Tree.
Lifting the sidewalk.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2012
1:43 AM

Post #9130182

All trees lift sidewalks with their roots - as trees get larger, the roots thicken up to support them, and that thickness has to go somewhere ;-)

Resin

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 20, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9130330

That sure is lovely, growin.
The ones I saw were young, (recently planted enough that stakes were in place, though falling over) have even less free space for their roots.

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