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Anyone here from zone 6 and have a tree that can withstand the ice and wind storms?
everyone I've mentioned on my Ok gardening isn't good!! Thanks.


Carlene
 
Posts: 1372 | Location: NE.Ok zone 6b | Registered: Oct 09, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, if a tree is recommended as one that can grow in zone 4....and does as well in zone 9, you might get the idea its a tree that can take it.

Actually, no plant, tree or otherwise, can take brutal wind--especially the winter kind because its the driest. Roots dry out very fast by such winds.

Depending on the size of tree you're looking for....a very nice flowering tree that will grow higher than a crab, but lower than a maple...is the Chinese Silk Lilac.
More and and more of these tress (developed at the Canadian Research Center in Ottawa about 15 years ago) are being planted on city medians and lawns.
Yes, they flower for such a short time...but when they do flower, they put on a show of big ivory white blooms that fill the nostrils.
 
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Oaks are good solid trees, unlike birch and willows which we also have at our place in Kansas.
 
Posts: 679 | Location: TX Gulf coast, zone 9 | Registered: Mar 19, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Pecans (if you can stand the constant dropping of things like wiggly things in spring, shells in late summer, and nuts in fall and winter) have roots that grow straight down. Lots of trees in our area just up and fall over, but never a pecan. WE had several that were probably 80-100 or more years old at our old place. They do lose branches and stuff all the time in our area, but then so does everything else. There was one that was about 20-30 years old that I don't remember dropping branches so the problem may have been more age related. They say we live in tornado alley also. They were the TX variety that we had.

I don't remember having a lot of trouble out of the tulip poplars I had a few houses ago either. I'd rather have the poplars even though they don't make nuts.

Both trees look like they will grow in your area. The both grow pretty tall. Can't say about the pecans, but the poplar will grow to 125' Makes great shade.


Christie
 
Posts: 3990 | Location: West TN, Zone 7a | Registered: Jan 05, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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About pecan trees....all those little branches that come down during wind...pick them up, break them up, soak them in water before you grill and add them like you would hickory chips...they give meat a wonderful flavor! I love using them that way!


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