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 Post subject: Trees of the Year
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:20 am 
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It would be appreciated if someone could advise what the Trees of the Year (2010) are going to be.

I normally try to collect specimens of these trees, provided they are naturally found in "my neck of the woods."

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 Post subject: Re: Trees of the Year - 2010
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:31 am 
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Hi Lee Lewis

Common - Fever tree
Rare - Cape Gardenia, Bell Gardenia and Tonga-kerrie

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 Post subject: Re: Trees of the Year - 2010
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:08 am 
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Thanks for your swift reply, woodlin!

I already have the fever tree, suppose another one will not hurt....
And I will check if the others occur naturally here.

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 Post subject: Re: Trees of the Year - 2010
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Lee -- they both do. Elsa Pooley has told me she considers Tonga Kierie to be the most wonderful small tree for a garden. The flowers are spectacular and pleasantly scented, but be warned that the fruits emit what must surely be a contender for the title of the world's worst stench of rotting vegetation, starting about five minutes after they are separated from the tree.

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 Post subject: Re: Trees of the Year - 2010
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:46 am 
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Thanks hfglen! Now I wonder if monkeys would eat the fruits? I have a spot in the 'far' corner of my garden... maybe I should check with Geoff Nicholls (indigenous plant guru) first.

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