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Calling all tree lovers & people who can pronounce these names

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by bythebay, 7th Jul, 2015.

  1. bythebay

    bythebay Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys

    After much discussion over the blocked sewer pipes caused by unruly tree roots (thanks Bob for your suggestions by the way!), I managed to get a permit from council to remove some trees.

    A condition of the permit is for me to plant 1 replacement tree from the following list [I've added a link from google ...]

    - Syzyigium leuhmannii (Riberry) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riberry
    - Elaeocarpus reticulatus (blueberry ash) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeocarpus_reticulatus http://www.caretransplanters.com.au/images/tree-sourcing/natives/large/Elaeocarpus-reticulatus.jpg
    - Hymenosporum flavum (native frangipani) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymenosporum
    - Waterhousia floribunda (weeping lilly pilly) http://www.emahotrees.com.au/WATERHOUSIA_floribunda.shtml
    - Tristaniopsis laurina (water gum) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristaniopsis_laurina

    Does anyone have these trees in their yards? Any recommendations or warnings?

    Given how much trees have cost me over the years (removal, pruning, plumbing etc), I feel compelled to seek some input from everyone before making a random selection!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SeafordSunshine

    SeafordSunshine Well-Known Member

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    Hi By The Bay,
    could I suggest you walk around your area, have a look locally, This is important because trees will behave differently in different soil and conditions . Are any of these trees planted locally to you? Are they huge, medium or tiny? Are they mature? If you can identify them near you, in similar conditions to you perhaps you could ask the tree owner? See if they are behaving as expected? For example I have a 'bottle brush' 1m out the front of my place which Council (in their wisdom) planted, ( I thought it was a shrub!!)and the one across the road has grown to about 15 m :eek:
    I hope this helps!
     
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  3. Perp

    Perp Well-Known Member

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    Of those, I'd go for the native frangipani. It'll grow fairly tall, but mainly up and not very far out. No pruning required, and doesn't drop messy **** (which virtually all the others do). It'll drop flowers, but the rest also drop berries / sap / pods / lots of leaves. I think it's the "tidiest" of the lot.
     
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  4. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Cadence is that you!?
    Glad to be if service.
    Whats the cheapest and smallest? I do like some of those trees but they dont look IP friendly as perp mentioned.

    What you could do.... is plant the tree to meet the permit... then accidentally "pull it out" and blame vandals, or just poison it :)

    but to keep the streetscape and a general nice feel to the street, trees are good. I do like a blueberry ash, just dont get one that grows to 30m!! i think ~5m is a friendly height
     
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  5. qonyx_sydney

    qonyx_sydney Well-Known Member

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    We have a blueberry ash in our yard. It is a nice hardy small-medium tree that will give you a gorgeous blossom every couple of years.

    The only thing is that it is very slow growing. Ours is about 4 years old and hasn't grown much at all. We got it about 1.7 tall and it is now about 2.5m tall

    It would be well suited if you have a small yard and don't want a tree that is overbearing.

    I'm a little surprised that the wikipedia article suggests that it can be a large tree, as most of the other old specimens that i have seen around wouldn't be more than 7-10m tall/
     
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  6. Tillie

    Tillie Well-Known Member

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    Another good tree killer is a lawn mower. My hubby does not let me cut grass anymore with drive-on-lawn mower when I accidentally drove over the recently planted tree seedling. :eek:
     
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  7. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Well-Known Member

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    The first one is part of the lilipili - heights vary widely