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tulip trees


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liz21-Apr-02 11:49 AM EST 5b   
Susan21-Apr-02 01:08 PM EST 6a   
Earl22-Apr-02 01:57 PM EST 6a   
liz22-Apr-02 06:16 PM EST 5b   
Earl23-Apr-02 11:34 AM EST 6a   
Liz23-Apr-02 07:39 PM EST 5b   
23-Apr-02 09:04 PM EST   
Liz23-Apr-02 10:44 PM EST 5b   
Dan25-Apr-02 10:08 PM EST   
Liz26-Apr-02 06:20 PM EST 5b   


Subject: tulip trees
From: liz (ders@cgocable.net)
Zone: 5b
Date: 21-Apr-02 11:49 AM EST

I was wondering, 1st.- will a tulip tree survive in my zone? and 2nd.- Where near Hamilton Ont. can I find one to purchase?


Subject: RE: tulip trees
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 21-Apr-02 01:08 PM EST

It's supposed to be hardy to zone 5. I've considered it from time to time but it's supposed to grow to 75' tall and about 35-40' wide! Mind you, I'm sure that takes a while but you'd have to be on a pretty big property to have room for something like that! I have 1/4 acre and I'm not willing to devote that much space to one tree....

Sheridan Nurseries list it in their catalog. You could check to see if the Oakville store has it. It's not listed in Hortico's (Waterdown) catalog. Mabye try Connon Nurseries (I don't have a catalog for them...) in Waterdown too.


Subject: RE: tulip trees
From: Earl
Zone: 6a
Date: 22-Apr-02 01:57 PM EST

I'm in Rochester, NY, and have a very large tulip tree. It's probably 2-1/2 ft in diameter, and about 50-60 ft tall.

You're welcome to seeds ... and a bottle of Hillebrand '95 cabernet franc in exchange wouldn't hurt me at all!


Subject: RE: tulip trees
From: liz (ders@cgocable.net)
Zone: 5b
Date: 22-Apr-02 06:16 PM EST

Thanks Susan, I just never thought about them. I live just north of Waterdown so will check out Connon's soon. And you Earl..... are just a tease. LOL I would like to add that I am in my 40's so I would likely never see a seed from your tree make it to maturity. lol But really, thanks for your reply. Liz


Subject: RE: tulip trees
From: Earl
Zone: 6a
Date: 23-Apr-02 11:34 AM EST

Liz:

:) Too bad this isn't a dating board... you're in my target group age-wise!

If I find any seedlings, I'll let you know!

Earl


Subject: RE: tulip trees
From: Liz (ders@cgocable.net)
Zone: 5b
Date: 23-Apr-02 07:39 PM EST

Earl... thanks eh! ;) Do you know anyone that grew the tree from seeds? I am going to try to find a tree for sale somewhere this week or next. Liz


Subject: RE: tulip trees
From:
Zone:
Date: 23-Apr-02 09:04 PM EST

Hi Liz, Yes, a tulip tree should survive in your area. I know of a mature specimen in Kemptville, Ontario, Zone 4b, that is doing very well. Connon's in Waterdown, close to you, does carry them in several sizes, potted trees and caliper trees. Good luck. Dan


Subject: RE: tulip trees
From: Liz (ders@cgocable.net)
Zone: 5b
Date: 23-Apr-02 10:44 PM EST

Hey Dan, Thanks for the information. It is ironic that my husband and I were just discussing college with our daughter. She is probably going to take equine courses at the Kemptville College this fall. I will have to look when I am there next. Can you remember where the tree is? Thanks Liz


Subject: RE: tulip trees
From: Dan
Zone:
Date: 25-Apr-02 10:08 PM EST

Hi Liz, I hope you have the website for Kemptville College because I can't remember it right now. If your daughter is going there, I suspect you do. There is a road running the length of the campus from north to south. It runs past the residence at the north end and continues to the greenhouses at the south. Halfway along, on the west side is the main lecture building, just passed the vet lab. (Naturally I forget the names of the buildings. The tulip tree is right close to the lecture hall on the east side. By the way, on the east side of the library is a mature Kentucky Coffee tree. (Gymnocladus dioecious). It is worth the short walk. And one more tree of note: A gigantic elm that is several hundreds of years old. No dutch elm disease on this one. It's at the intersection of Prescott St. and College Rd ( the turn down to the stables and arena. By the way, I grew up just down the road from "KCAT' on HWY 43.And for a more interesting bit of coincidence, at the end of College road is my wife's family home. Dan


Subject: RE: tulip trees
From: Liz (ders@cgocable.net)
Zone: 5b
Date: 26-Apr-02 06:20 PM EST

Hi Dan Thanks for the info. We were up at the college in March so have an idea where you are talking about. It is a beautiful campus and nice area. I am 99% sure she will choose this college. I am writing your directions down and putting it with the college papers so I don't forget to look. I have to look up the coffee tree as I don't know what it looks like. Thanks again. Liz


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