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Discussion in 'Campfire' started by LEXI, May 13, 2018.
Arkansas shade tree. Must be for south Arkansas
Why in the heck would anyone Plant a pine for a shade tree.
So you can have shade in the winter.
Just a different way to market something that's been around for a long time, people are just stupid enough to buy stuff like that, because it says SHADE TREE.
Ahhh didnt think about the whole evergreen thing. Smart I’m going to cut my hardwoods down and Plant a few. Most the ones I see planted are Jan and feb though.
Kinda like putting lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig
I was scared to open this one. I thought y'all might be swapping pics of disappearing scooters .
I love me some pine trees, providing shade, in Oct / Nov when I am on a deerstand!
You can get all you want in the highway ditches in S. Arkansas, free!
Should be labeled “turn your car and dash yellow and head swell tree”
Should be called the overtime tree for all the power lines it takes down in ice storms.
Or wind, rain, or blue bird days...
When the tornado hit us in 2008 it got 10 big trees out of my yard. Ash, walnut, cypress and oak all went down. 6 big pines, 2 ash and a cypress were still standing. Several friends that work for Green Bay came over and cut up all the downed trees and they cut a while and then look up and ask, "How are them #$@& pine trees still standing, they are always the first to go."
My dad built his house in a big pine thicket so he wouldn't have to keep up and mow a yard, worked really well for 40 years, until the tornado. 63 huge pines all went down, some on the house. My parents are both gone now and a nephew of mine now owns the house, but he has to mow grass in the yard.
They should get tee shirts for all their employees that say;
NO, REALLY I AM...
I'm not a fan of the Arkansas shade tree.I have 4 or 5 in my yard.All they're good for is making piles of needles in my yard and hurting my back bending over and raking them.
New marketing strategy! "Grow your own pine needle mulch" tree.
Pine tree roots go down much deeper than most hardwoods. Pines usually snap off much easier above ground, but are usually harder to uproot.
I’ve seen many trees that have taken down power lines. Pine are the absolute worst, sweet gum next, usually when it’s an oak it’s uprooted like you said, and they’re usually huge mature ones that usually result in broke poles and a few spans of wire down. But pine trees have made me a lot of money.
When I dug up the stumps out of my yard with a backhoe, the worse ones were the 3 cypress trees. They didn't have one big main tap root, but dozens of 3 to 6 inch thick roots running every direction, a lot of them went straight down. I dug and pulled and twisted and twisted and could not break them. It was like trying to twist off ropes. I finally dung out a big hole around them, tied a chain to them to pull straight up and then crawled in the hole with a chainsaw and cut them off. The ash, walnut and oak were no trouble, but each cypress took longer than the other 7 trees that blew down did combined.