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Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Happy birthday ViburnumValley!

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9313862

Hope you enjoy your day!

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UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9313871

Enjoy the beautiful fall Viburnums! Happy Birthday
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9314076

Happy, happy birthday, VV

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 24, 2012
10:34 AM

Post #9314080

HB VV!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 25, 2012
10:07 PM

Post #9315640

Awww - you guys/gals...

I was driving to Richmond VA on my birthday, to attend the 65th Annual Meeting of the Holly Society of America (upon whose Board of Trustees I currently serve). It was a restful drive, with plenty of popping fall color through the KY/WV/VA mountain corridor of I-64.

It has been a fun conference so far. Monticello was today's tour, and the Maymont estate and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden await our visit tomorrow. Replete with a huge plant auction and wonderfully nice plants people...what else could a guy ask for?

Well, yes - I have had a few glasses of some nice local (and elsewhere) vintages. I'd recommend Barboursville Vineyards (VA) to anyone.

VV and TJ, hangin' at his crib...

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 25, 2012
11:05 PM

Post #9315657

Have a great time!

Say, TJ is lookin' at ya as if he ain't so happy yer in his crib.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 26, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9315786

(belated) Happy birthday!
What a great way to spend a birthday!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2012
9:35 PM

Post #9316611

I believe taciturn is the expression...

He could be unhappy that I'm taller than he is, and that my shoes are two sizes larger.

Mostly, he probably is not pleased that both big old Liriodendron tulipifera that used to grace either side of his house are now gone.

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9316921

It does look a bit bare there.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 27, 2012
9:43 AM

Post #9316952

And that is one very large stump on the left side. You'd think they'd replant something quickly.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2012
8:02 PM

Post #9317477

We asked that very question.

Most everyone here would likely be surprised at the reasoned answer. Think about it a bit, and I'll wait for some replies before posting.

If anyone thinks there is a better forum in which to offer this brain teaser - maybe Trees? - I'd be happy to redirect there.



ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9317482

Pay no attention to the previously posted "Duh-unce" reply. It appears - despite the assistance of some nice Virginia red wine - that I've failed to appreciate that I'm ALREADY in the Trees forum...

That's what I get for trying to use the Droid to post here - lost all peripheral vision.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 27, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9317483

I bet they said the stump is now a historic artifact or that the leaves were causing structural damages on the building or that the trees did not complement the historical building. I bet nothing can be added to the site. Do I win a doughnut?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9317749

They are cloning from the original tree and waiting for it to grow big enough.
(Doubt I'm getting the donut but had to try)

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

October 28, 2012
8:26 PM

Post #9318550

Since this is a National Historic Landmark, they do not want to grind out the stump because it will disturb historic archaeology of the site. They will wait till the stump decomposes naturally over a couple years, perform archaeological investigations to create the new planting site, and then plant a tree.

They didn't have the foresight to do this in the past, and inadvertantly destroyed a lot of information about how the site had been previously managed, planted, landscaped, etc.

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