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suggestions for trees on parking strip

Posted by purdydirty portland OR (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 22, 06 at 20:31

My neighbor across the street has a cherry and a thundercloud plumb planted in the parking strip. They are both dying. The parking strip is basicly gravel with a little bit of dirt instead of the other way around, but I see that there are other trees planted further down the street in the same parking strip. Anyway... full days sunshine, horrible soil, want a tree that isnt likely to grow over 20ft (power lines) but that will have a wide canopy. Any suggestions?

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RE: suggestions for trees on parking strip

This forum is provided for the discussion of the technical and aesthetic issues involved in landscape and garden DESIGN.

Please ask your question on the TREES forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Trees Forum

RE: suggestions for trees on parking strip

  • Posted by laag z6CapeCod (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 22, 06 at 22:15

Trees in parking strips have no aesthetic issues?

Why do I wonder about the flight of the design professionals that used to be here?

RE: suggestions for trees on parking strip

  • Posted by tibs 5/6 OH (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 22, 06 at 22:16

The parking strip is probably contolled by the city of Portland which I think has a very strict tree planting and removal program. Call the city or get on their website and see what you can or can do in the parking strip.

RE: suggestions for trees on parking strip

:-) Of course they do, Andrew, but I didn't see a landscape design question in the opening post. Did you? I didn't mean to be offensive. It just seemed to me that the Trees forum was a better place to ask the question, which is not to say or imply that members of this forum couldn't offer good suggestions too.

From the start page of the Trees Forum:
This forum is meant for the discussion of trees--how to grow them, recommendations for selections, sources for plants, etc.

If you are implying that I have contributed to the flight of design professionals from this forum, I must say that surprises me. I think if you read over my posts about the design pros here, I have repeatedly been supportive of them and expressed my gratitude for what I have learned from them. I had not idea I was stepping on your toes.

RE: suggestions for trees on parking strip

If you are still checking this thread, I'd like to suggest that you contact Friends of Trees (Portland). They helped a friend of mine select some nice parrotia persica trees for her curb planting strip and they offered help getting the trees planted and checked back to make sure they were doing well. Let us know what you end up with!


RE: suggestions for trees on parking strip

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 23, 06 at 0:30

If the decline is coming on now, neighbor's trees probably just need to be watered. Wilting would be a definite hint.

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