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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by alakaboo » Fri May 03, 2019 8:11 am

steve shearer wrote:
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epic BD.

how did you plant trees into a concrete footpath?
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 03, 2019 9:22 am

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I love trees.....and I hate oversized trees being planted in urban environments. There are plenty of great trees that don't get so big they rip up the Fcuking utilities in the street. A major hassle to get council to allow you cutting them down.

We have had to campaign to get a paperbark cut down planted in the next door neighbours front yard by previous owners. Ficus cut down also by different departing owners that covered three backyards and got into the pipes and finally got the jacaranda on the other side cut back. There's a bay tree they planted down the back that's three stories high and sends out suckers everywhere.

Paperbarks had to be replaced according to council so the new owners bought.....a ficus. Now covers their entire front yard.

We've, got palms, hibiscus, camellias, native gardenias and tree ferns and understory ground cover so I'm not anti plant but sheeessh.
Nature hating swine.

You campaigned to get a native Australian tree cut down.

Humanity is fcuked.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Drailed » Fri May 03, 2019 9:25 am

Makes fccckn sense though.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 03, 2019 9:27 am

In England, sure.

They wiped out all the trees 500 years ago.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Drailed » Fri May 03, 2019 9:52 am

But it makes sense to plant trees which work well with surrounding buildings... otherwise they just get cut down.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 03, 2019 9:56 am

Or miserable little twerps could just deal with it.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Drailed » Fri May 03, 2019 10:00 am

Well, when they fccck up the foundations or services to your house and result in subsidence or your sewer overflowing it gets a bit tricky Steve. Next door had a beautiful gum in their garden which they cut down, I was fccckn gutted and happy for the roots to mess with my place but I could understand where they were coming from.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by swvic » Fri May 03, 2019 11:06 am

Wondering whether Sunny Garcia ever planted trees
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by marauding mullet » Fri May 03, 2019 11:09 am

Jacarandas are bad news anywhere near underground services, fcuking pest tree, look great in flower but should never have been brought here.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Drailed » Fri May 03, 2019 11:16 am

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Jacarandas are bad news anywhere near underground services, fcuking pest tree, look great in flower but should never have been brought here.
I thought those fccckn things were native.Shame, great looking tree.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Trev » Fri May 03, 2019 12:10 pm

I'm with beanie and loof here.
Anyone who owns property would understand the damage which can be done by the wrong tree. Blame the original planters not the people affected by it.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by marauding mullet » Fri May 03, 2019 1:23 pm

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Fri May 03, 2019 11:16 am
marauding mullet wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 11:09 am
Jacarandas are bad news anywhere near underground services, fcuking pest tree, look great in flower but should never have been brought here.
I thought those fccckn things were native.Shame, great looking tree.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Lucky Al » Fri May 03, 2019 1:26 pm

black duck wrote:
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I think also the gardening might just keep me hanging in there - because I want to see what the trees I've planted look like in 50 years.
I have a similar thing AL, it's something i've been doing on and off for a while now. I've planted quite a few trees over the last 30 or 40 years, maybe 400 - 500 or so and i'm always wanting to see how they look, how they interact with an environment over time. I've planted a few on nature strips in sydney where i've lived, and a quite a lot on a property i lived on with my dad in the 80's on the north coast. I have a couple of pics.

The first pic is an Aus red cedar tree out the front of our old house in redfern. I planted this in about 1992 and it just took off, it grew metres in the first few months and never looked back. This pic is from 5 or 6 years ago, mid winter. Red cedar (toonis australis) is one of Australia's few deciduous trees. The tree trunk and roots have grown so large it's fcuked the services in the street a number of times and lifted the footpath. So good. Theres also a couple of eucalypts in the pocket park behind the house that i planted which are pretty big now but i don't have pics of them.

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The next one is a tree i planted with my dad when i was about 14 years old out the front of the first pub he bought in Waterloo. Can't remember what flavour eucalyptus It is. It would be around 40 years old now. It's the biggest tree in the street.

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This one was supposed to be a Moreton Bay Fig i planted in about 1985 but i think it may be a Port Jackson fig. It's hard to tell the difference when they're young with only a couple of juvenile leaves. I was hoping it was going to spread out like the Morton Bay figs in Sydney's parks but it has had a bit of competition so it's grown quite tall. I'm hoping it will stretch out and relax over time, once it starts to dominate the spot it's in. The tree on the left is a Mango my dad and i planted around the same time. It has good fruit. The palms on the right my dad planted, i had nothing to do with them.
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In this last shot i planted every tree you can see, all the way back (except the little ones that have self seeded that are a metre or 2 tall). These were planted in the mid 80's as well. Quite a few species: Brushbox, Blackbutt, Turpentine, White Cedar, Rose wood, Silky Oak and a few others. Problem was there was a long drought not long after they were planted so we had to bucket water them for nearly 2 years before the rains came and they started to grow properly. Most of the trees i've planted were on this property which was steep in parts and suffering a bit of land slip. The trees have helped stabilise the dirt over time.
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great stuff, black duck. you've reminded me one of my first part-time jobs when i was in high school was planting trees around the northern illawarra. dad was teaching horticulture at tafe at that time and had landscaping friends who'd get work with state rail and city council. the railway embankment revegetation work was bloody hard but it took us into that lovely bush around otford and helensburgh. i seem to recall hearing lyrebirds on several occasions. it was nice working in the beach parks too - thirroul, coledale, sandon point - come to think of it i must have planted hundreds of trees between bulli and helensburgh. whenever we go on the train to sydney now i always try to point out to little baz the embankment just south of stanwell park we planted trees on. bit hard to see clearly from the train though. will have to take him bushwalking one of these days.

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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Lucky Al » Fri May 03, 2019 1:30 pm

that shot of the gum next to the mercy arms has a classic inner-city sydney look. makes me want to go for a walk around redfern and waterloo!

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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Drailed » Fri May 03, 2019 1:48 pm

Cyclone wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 12:10 pm
I'm with beanie and loof here.
Anyone who owns property would understand the damage which can be done by the wrong tree. Blame the original planters not the people affected by it.
Shearer the renter would just never get it Trev.
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Lucky Al » Fri May 03, 2019 2:43 pm

ROOAAARRR!!!

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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Drailed » Fri May 03, 2019 2:55 pm

When nature strikes back!
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Re: Sunny Garcia

Post by Lucky Al » Fri May 03, 2019 3:12 pm

i'd love to see a timelapse video over 30 years of that.

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