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Old 07-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Sudden Kestrel is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Upper Midwest, USA
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Originally Posted by Jackmannii View Post
As for storm damage, we lost a young American smoke tree (broken off at ground level) and the top third of a tall white pine in our severe thunderstorm of last Friday. Our other American smoke tree did just fine (I recommend this tree (Cotinus obovatus) as a good American native with fall color and relatively quick growth). Most smoke trees that you see in landscapes are the purple-leafed variety which is fine, but doesn't have the good fall color.
Ah, that's what those are! I've seen them in people's yards but didn't know how to describe them well enough to look them up. Thank you.