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Old 04-28-2009, 05:20 PM   #11
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What would you people suggest instead of cypress?
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:17 AM   #12
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Hardwood chips or pine straw.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:56 PM   #13
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Hard wood chips are easy to pick up. Tks.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:57 PM   #14
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What about landscape fabric underneath the mulch to help keep weeds down?
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:36 PM   #15
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Here's a few pics of the wonderful cypress trees they're harvesting for mulch. These were taken on a canoe trip in Colyell Bay, Louisiana three years ago. (I don't think they harvest in Colyell Bay; I dont' mean to suggest they are killing these individual trees.) The cypress trees were awesome. We floated through them, totally amazed ... no two were alike. I haven't had the chance to return, but I hope to one day.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:38 PM   #16
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Your photos help other members understand why many are so passionate about saving these critical ecosystems. Thanks for sharing them.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:33 AM   #17
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Leslie,thanks for the photos of such beautifully unique trees. What a trip that must have been.
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It was a terrific trip. That was me in the white Mohawk canoe. Will you think me silly if I say I stopped to make friends with some of the trees? Well, okay, I'm silly. Let's say I appreciated the unique development & individual character certain mature trees had developed. They were wonderful trees. Sort of like gigantic bonsai.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:26 PM   #19
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You'd be silly not to stop and visit! My avatar is a Bald Cypress, a lot younger than those and a <i>liiiitle</i> farther north.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:09 PM   #20
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Thank you Lorax. Hardwood chips it will be.
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