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Subject:  Re: Wildflowers Destroyed Date:  5/6/2005  11:47 AM
Author:  zsimpson Number:  17599 of 31203

The house had to go somewhere and it was impossible not to lose some trees but he lost 4 of his biggest and best trees that might have been saved with different positioning. All told he lost about 7 oak trees and a few nice cherry trees. Different plans might have saved at least a few of them.

In our area, it has become a status symbol to have extremely old trees on the land, so the builders have started to find ways of keeping the older trees. Keep in mind that like weeds, the trees you want are not always the trees someone else wants. We have some pines in the backyard that Hubby planted years ago. They are probably 20+ years old. They are beautiful, but they are an annoyance at this point as they block a lot of our yard. When he planted them, they were not so big and were not in the way of everything.
Kathleen
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