Sunday, April 27, 2008

Up for adoption ...

Our Adopt-A-Tree program is scheduled to begin soon. The trees offered in May will be Vera Wood, Pigeon Plum, Longan and Tamarind.

The one tree I am interested in replacing with a like species is the Mango we lost. Mangos are scheduled to be offered on Sunday, June 8th from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Northwest area. Don't these people go to church? Guess not.

The next time they are offering Mango trees for adoption is on Saturday, August 16th, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Fair grounds. They will be offering Dahoon Holly, White Geiger, Jackfruit, and
♪ ta-daa Mango.

August. Whooo hoo, that will probably be a Sahara type day, don't you think? Only not so dry. Poor little hothouse grown Mango sprout will probably sunburn in August.

Here's a counterintuitive question: do they make sunblock for trees?


Coffee Bean said...

I don't know about sunblock for tress but I do know that the aspen tree has a natural sunblock in it. You can rub your hands on the trunk and then rub it on your skin.

ol Doc said...

Aren't Aspens also called the Quaker Tree because of the way the leaves -quake- when the wind blows? I've only ever seen then further north and west. Do they grow in Florida?

We finally had one of the Redbud trees bloom this year. Got them from the Arbor Society mail order and planted them along the drive. They'll be lovely if they all live and blossom at the same time.

RANGER said...

The only live Aspens I can remember seeing were along a creek in the Georgia hills. I don't think they thrive this far south. Too bad, living sunblock trees ... who knew?

Mommas liked Redbuds, I remember. She would have loved your driveway, 01 doc. The Crape Myrtles J planted are still alive, but soooo tiny.

Zeta said...

If I can rise on the morning of May 10, we will go to pick up our trees at the Miami-Dade Fair and Expo. Some type of wagon is required for plant transport.