Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tree planting season

Fall means it is tree planting time in the Pulley yard.
We found a nice tulip tree (aka yellow poplar) that we put in the front yard. It should grow to 100ft.
Close up of its leaves.
Darren is replacing a dogwood that died this year with another. Good luck to this one.

5 comments:

Anna November 2, 2009 at 4:17 PM  

Tell Darren if he wants a challenge to come fix our yard.

Dad,  November 2, 2009 at 6:23 PM  

The yellow popular is a fast grower. We have a fifty footer that is about 15 years old.
They make beautiful shade trees.

Mom,  November 3, 2009 at 7:14 PM  

We love our tulip tree/yellow poplar. I don't think it is even ten years old, but it is really tall. I say that because we've only lived there 12 years, so it can't be 15 years old! I'm excited for you. You'll love it too.

Dad,  November 8, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

Your Mom is right, of course that is always the case, isn't it. The tree will be 12 years old this coming March.
I just went out and measured it using the Suunto inclineometer and it is 40'6" with a diameter of 14.8 inches five feet above the ground. It was about three feet tall when we planted it, that means it is growing about 3 feet a year. The trees are conical and just great shade trees.
The only forest plot of yellow popular in Texas is about 7 miles south of Linden just off hwy 59. These trees were brought to Texas in about 1850 by a physician from Indiana.
So I guess something about being a doctor gives one tree plantingitis.
Probably more information than you wanted.

laurak November 8, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

Very interesting info above. I love trees and think it is great that you are planting trees. That is the only thing I didn't like about your neighborhood when you moved in. I was amazed that it was just an empty plot of land in the back yard. I love dogwood. So good luck to it.