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    Re: Bee bee trees

    Evodia can be tough to grow. It is susceptible to several soil fungi and can get freeze damage especially when young. Field grown nursery stock usually has a severed taproot which is hard on the...
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    Re: Bee bee trees

    Basswoods are difficult from cuttings. I am trying the first time this year. I will know more in a few months
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    Re: Bee bee trees

    We don't cut the taproot. We use a root pruning container that encourages the tree to make feeder roots. A container full of non circling roots will out perform any bare root or smooth pot tree....
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    Re: Bee bee trees

    That is what you need. I have only tried them one season so I don't have a good sense of optimal timing
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    Re: Bee bee trees

    Rooting hormone works best. They aren't easy without a special set up
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    Re: Bee bee trees

    It can take a few years. It sounds like you are getting good growth. When it does bloom, you will have lots of flowers
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    Dearth is upon us, Trees will help

    Dearth is upon us, but trees and shrubs can help. We have almost everything ready to ship from our list now
    Late summer and fall is the best time to plant trees for your bees.
    We have trees that...
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    Fall Sale 2017 at Rock Bridge trees

    We are having a fall sale at Rock Bridge Trees. Follow our link to see the long list of trees availablehttp://rockbridgetrees.com/2017/09/fall-sale-2017-rock-bridge-trees/
    All trees to be picked up...
  9. It's not too late to plant Trees For Bees

    Spring is still on its way in spite of these last minute cold snaps. Trees are a great source of nectar and pollen for your bees.
    We have Black Locust, Ivory Silk Tree Lilac, Tulip Poplar,...
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    Re: Bee bee trees

    I will have them available in the spring http://rockbridgetrees.com/
  11. Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    Clethra AKA Summersweet AKA Sweet Pepperbush, is a native shrub in your area. Deciduous Hollies will grow in a wet place, Willows and Swamp tupelo
  12. Re: Fall is the best time to plant trees for your bees

    Tulip Poplar, Southern Catalpa, Glossy Abelia, Golden Rain Tree, Sourwood, Summersweet, Seven Sons Tree, Vitex, Deciduous Hollies, All of these will work in zone 9. Sandy soil will require a little...
  13. Re: Fall is the best time to plant trees for your bees

    The second best time is today
  14. Re: Fall is the best time to plant trees for your bees

    I generally expect them to bloom in 4 or 5 years. Some will bloom a little sooner but, the trees need to get some size on them to have enough blooms to be found by the bees
  15. Fall is the best time to plant trees for your bees

    Fall is the best time to plant trees for your bees.
    We have trees that bloom from early spring until October.
    Fill your dearth period with a flowering tree.
    You can order with a friend to get...
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    Re: Bee plant question

    The general public's aversion to bees keeps most plant sellers from advertising plants as attractive to bees. That said, I have talked to many plant breeders who have never given the attractive to...
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    Re: Ohio State Beekeepers Fall Conference

    Rock Bridge Trees will be a vendor at OSBA. If you are planning to attend and are interested in anything in particular, contact us so we can be sure to have it there....
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