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Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: gingeroof on November 06, 2009, 04:30:36 PM
I have posted this on the London forum as well since my question is London specific but if any one else out there has any GG tree planting experience i would love to hear from you. I am interested on the GG impact on the urban forest so if you have illicitly planted a tree please let me know and i will nit pick your brain a little further.....Ruth
Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: tampopo on November 07, 2009, 04:21:16 PM
Yes, PM me for details.
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: woodlandguerrillas on December 16, 2009, 08:38:54 PM
Hey :) If your still looking for people that have, or are, planting guerrilla trees, I've just started a group called Woodland Guerrillas. I've recently planted a Bay tree and in the middle of a Willow cutting rampage if any help? Feel free to give me a shout or come check out the group  8)
 http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=photos&gid=162538584758#/group.php?v=wall&gid=162538584758 (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=photos&gid=162538584758#/group.php?v=wall&gid=162538584758)
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: bulbil321 on January 03, 2010, 11:09:15 PM
Hey Ruth!

I've planted lots of trees over the years. I grow most of them from seeds I pick up off the ground or harvest right off the trees.
This is the biggest/oldest tree. It's on a bike trail I ride and I thought it would nice to have a shady place to rest and get a drink on a hot summer days bike ride. 
(http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/43932/2098753180102823552S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2098753180102823552qeYUJl)

That little clump of green in the photo,  that looks like it's floating in air,  just under the branches on the right side of the big tree is a jacaranda tree. My girlfriend grew it from a seed from a tree down the street from our house. It's about 7 feet tall.

I know this was posted a while back but if you're still interested you can email me.
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: Treelove on January 05, 2010, 12:03:05 PM
funny you ask, I just began planting some on my own.

find more info there :
http://plantatreebangkok.blogspot.com/ (http://plantatreebangkok.blogspot.com/)

and feel free to contact me, I know how to plant trees under European weather too ^^
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: Mangerpola on March 01, 2010, 05:42:29 AM
I have a great book about trees that separate them by the type of leaves. It will tell you all the information you are looking for, even the type of soil it grows in!

I can't find my copy but it's something like North American guide to something trees. It's a small book, with a brown cover.. I know that doesn't help much but if you went to a book store maybe they would have it! GL!

If you are some more information about plant tree than contact with me

Thanks

Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: Thistly on May 07, 2010, 08:29:24 AM
I recently "moved" some year-old avocados. However they very much disliked being transplanted and still look very sorry, and so I feel  :(  In the future I will bury their pits directly where they are supposed to go.
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: cannonsblazing on May 07, 2010, 09:48:50 AM
I have a great book about trees that separate them by the type of leaves. It will tell you all the information you are looking for, even the type of soil it grows in!

I can't find my copy but it's something like North American guide to something trees. It's a small book, with a brown cover.. I know that doesn't help much but if you went to a book store maybe they would have it! GL!


There is one called "The Tree Guide", and it has lots and lots of trees in it! Wonderful book, good small size.
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: Thistly on July 24, 2010, 11:51:49 AM
Well, I think they're rather shrubs than trees, but I am very much into Elderberries. They root very easily and so far I have successfully planted quite a few. There weren't any where I live, though they do grow wild in the wider area so I think it's ok.  Can't wait for the berries  :D Other than that, it's Avocados; and I am growing apple trees from seeds but they are still tiny. I am very much into edibles.   
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: Thistly on September 04, 2010, 01:02:13 PM
I also bought some Chestnuts at the grocery store which had started to sprout on the shelf. I don't know where to put them though. They can get quite big, and chestnuts can fall on people's heads.  :-\ Pots in the backyard, for now...
Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: tampopo on September 08, 2010, 06:49:48 PM
yeah, good move. I have lots of chestnut trees. Lots planted out, and still some in small pots.  The poor things, they are nearly bonsaid at this stage.

You need to know where you're going to put them. they are large and not an urban back garden type tree. For their sake...

good luck with it....
Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: tampopo on December 06, 2010, 01:45:35 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11889768

"The government says spending ?4.2m on planting trees in towns and cities - particularly in deprived areas - will improve the quality of people's lives. Does foliage actually do this?

It is almost an accepted wisdom that a property positioned on a pretty tree-lined street surrounded by shrubbery is more appealing than its counterpart on a concrete-clad bare and barren road.

Some British and US surveys suggest a lush lawn or well-landscaped yard can improve property prices by as much as 15%.

But the government's Big Tree Plant campaign - which aims to plant one million trees in English urban areas over the next four years - claims trees are not only good for our bank balance, but they do wonders for our well-being.

And it says getting people involved in the planting process makes communities even happier.

So do people really care about trees and do they enhance lives - or is it all wishy-washy nonsense?..." it continues


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Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: ketusmondai on December 08, 2010, 11:09:28 AM

And it says getting people involved in the planting process makes communities even happier.

So do people really care about trees and do they enhance lives - or is it all wishy-washy nonsense?..." it continues


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I help  organise community tree planting events in Northern England with www.treesponsibility.com and have seen time and time again peoples lives enhanced by the process. Also, my first ever tree planting, an apple tree semi-guerilla planting in Hulme, manchester changed my life. It was so amazing I swore to plant a fruit tree ever year, which I have managed to do so far, recently helping plant more and more whole orchards.
Currently involved with this amazing group, we've got our first orchard planting on 9th Jan 2011, http://calderclog.wordpress.com/

Re Chestnuts - people will be glad chestnuts are falling on their heads when peak oil hits home. Given they can take 30 years to bear, we ought to get them in now. Don't bother with horse chestnuts though. Sweet chestnut wood is much better than horse chestnut too, as fuel and weather proof building material.
Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: tampopo on January 12, 2011, 02:13:32 PM
yeah, I only plant horse chestnut.

I heard it was 15 years to mature to a fruiting stage.....

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Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: rojersmith on March 04, 2011, 12:06:58 AM
your post make me feel like you love greenery and i like it too.i have also planted lots of trees...........
Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: tampopo on October 19, 2011, 06:43:32 PM
yeah, a willow down here...

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/DSC01017.jpg)

side view

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/DSC01018.jpg)

gated community!!!   ;)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/DSC01019.jpg)

and then on the way home, met/saw the good looking actor from The Misfits filming/doing something strange with some swans, in the dark.(Robert Sheehan)
thus...
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/DSC01020.jpg)

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Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: tampopo on October 19, 2011, 06:48:54 PM
The tree is still there, in the summer...


(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/DSC01028.jpg)

and......


(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/DSC01396.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/DSC01287.jpg)

not bad, eh?
Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: tampopo on July 28, 2013, 06:31:41 PM
Ok, so it's been more than 500 days.

this tree is dead. The local authority cut back all the vegetation leading to the part where the river flows under the canal. there had been heavy rain recently ( a couple of years ago) and it got all backed up.

Pity.

Anyway, to make it worthwhile, I'll add another failure here too. it's in the same park.

Last year, late last year, before Christmas, I bought 25-30 wallflower seedlings from Mr. Middleton.
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/GuerrillagardeningFAILithornell_zps6f6d2407.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Kristine518/media/guerrillagardeningdotorg/GuerrillagardeningFAILithornell_zps6f6d2407.jpg.html)
 I planted about five here...
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000814_zps70f765ed.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Kristine518/media/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000814_zps70f765ed.jpg.html)

and five at each of the luas stations down Davitt Road. None of them survived.   A case of Guerrilla Gardening: You're doing it wrong.
Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: tampopo on August 17, 2013, 03:54:27 PM
Didn't plant a new tree but did some maintenance on an existing one...

those not living here won't know we'd an unseasonably warm period, in other parts of the world it's called a 'summer'. We're just not used to it here, that's all.

I saw that the silver birches were dropping their leaves, much too early for that so I thought I'd try and help them a bit. This one in particular, its roots were slightly exposed...

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000292_zpsc3dd386c.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Kristine518/media/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000292_zpsc3dd386c.jpg.html)

So, nearby, 'somebody' had dropped off a load of grass and hedge cuttings, which I used for a mulch around the tree base...
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000294_zps9e6061a7.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Kristine518/media/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000294_zps9e6061a7.jpg.html)

wide angle
you can see the crocosmia of years ago in the background....
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000293_zps8cfe9d8c.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Kristine518/media/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000293_zps8cfe9d8c.jpg.html)

and with that, I watered them in with 16 litres of eau de canal.  ;D

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000295_zpsa7053759.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Kristine518/media/guerrillagardeningdotorg/WP_000295_zpsa7053759.jpg.html)

two watering can fulls...about three gallons.

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Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: tampopo on August 28, 2013, 01:01:42 PM
No, not today, but any day now.....


btw, just saw this  on  George Takei's Facebook page, thought I'd share it....

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p305/Kristine518/guerrillagardeningdotorg/TheresaGreen_zps9176db6d.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Kristine518/media/guerrillagardeningdotorg/TheresaGreen_zps9176db6d.jpg.html)

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Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: ton up on April 10, 2017, 01:59:05 PM
Part of the One Million Trees in One Day thing on Facebook a couple of years ago, I got some trees. Here's one still in its pot.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r270/kuhnriver/Misc/WP_20170402_09_58_36_Pro_zpsa65osdnv.jpg) (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/kuhnriver/media/Misc/WP_20170402_09_58_36_Pro_zpsa65osdnv.jpg.html)

and this is where it went.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r270/kuhnriver/Misc/WP_20170402_10_01_30_Pro_zpsltkc788i.jpg) (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/kuhnriver/media/Misc/WP_20170402_10_01_30_Pro_zpsltkc788i.jpg.html)

and this is it in situ.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r270/kuhnriver/Misc/WP_20170402_10_04_54_Pro_zpsszdlh3k7.jpg) (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/kuhnriver/media/Misc/WP_20170402_10_04_54_Pro_zpsszdlh3k7.jpg.html)

a silver birch. I gave it a 5L watering of canal water over the weekend as it's been dry all week.


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Title: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: ton up on April 13, 2017, 01:58:02 PM
I almost forgot. On March 25th, I went to Kilkenny and helped plant a load of trees. Oak, silver birch and alder mostly. The location was the Linear Park by the River Nore.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r270/kuhnriver/Gee%20Gardening/WP_20170325_033_zpsnshciffu.jpg) (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/kuhnriver/media/Gee%20Gardening/WP_20170325_033_zpsnshciffu.jpg.html)



with this crowd here...
http://treeservicesireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IMG_0170.jpg?ef1a05

Info here...
http://treeservicesireland.ie/tree-services-ireland-plants-1100-native-trees-with-community/


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Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: ton up on July 08, 2017, 03:47:57 PM


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Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: regreen on April 02, 2020, 02:04:09 AM
That little clump of green in the photo,  that looks like it's floating in air,  just under the branches on the right side of the big tree is a jacaranda tree. My girlfriend grew it from a seed from a tree down the street from our house. It's about 7 feet tall.
Um, do any of you do your homework first?  Don't know where you're at, but Jacaranda is invasive (http://bcb722.blogspot.com/2007/01/city-of-jacaranda-trees.html) in most places outside of Central/South America... 

Hopefully, ecology, native restoration (https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/master-gardeners/Montgomery/Tallamy%20Handout1.pdf), and applicable permaculture and organic gardening methods are used as guiding principles in GG...and not just, hey there's a bare spot, let's fill it with something purdy??? :-\
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: quantumbluenz on May 03, 2020, 07:47:55 AM
Well, actually, I have tried thrice. Was able to plant an Indian Mango tree in our backyard, it's still standing but when a great typhoon hit our area, it became wobbly but we decided to cut it short this time and use re cropping. I am not sure if you are familiar with Guimaras but we have the best mangoes here. :)
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: Tree Lopping Ipswich on May 06, 2020, 01:33:19 PM
I have tried a few times. I like the lemon tree I planted in our backyard because its the only tree I planted that grew.

Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: ahadshaheer on August 26, 2020, 10:38:30 AM
I have posted this on the London forum as well since my question is London specific but if any one else out there has any GG tree planting experience i would love to hear from you. I am interested on the GG impact on the urban forest so if you have illicitly planted a tree please let me know and i will nit pick your brain a little further.....Ruth
yes
Title: Re: DID ANY OF YOU PLANT A TREE?
Post by: gardenfunction on September 11, 2020, 10:19:00 AM
yes, i like to plant tree in my own garden