Re: What to plant

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Posted by mike g on September 02, 2003 at 16:10:23:

In Reply to: What to plant posted by Josh on August 29, 2003 at 20:57:42:

: I live in central Indiana. My wife and I were discussing planting a Weeping Willow but we have heard that they are an extremely high maintenance tree. We were then warned of the downsides of all of the different varieties of trees. Would a Willow be that difficult to maintain? What kind of tree would be best suited for the area and not require excessive maintenance? Thank you for your time.

weeping willows aren't high maintence as long as there is an adequate supply of water available. My grandparents planted one over 50 years ago and its perfectly healthy--and huge--today. They didn't even water it and it still grew. If you don't want a weeping willow, check out the golden rain tree, honeylocust, european mountain ash, river birch (leaves whistle with the slightest breeze and the young white bark is attractive all season), and the poplar (fast-growing).

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