Thursday, April 2, 2015
I've always loved Hackberry trees. They don't complain about anything. Grow fast on little water. Birds love them. So does mistletoe, which attracts Phainopeplas. All good, right? Not so fast. All the rains we've had this winter, and now after a week of spring, summer is here, and hackberry babies are coming up everywhere. Truly, everywhere. I'm thinking about requiring every visitor to pluck out 100 hackberry seedlings. Kidding, but the thought did cross my mind. All I can do is get down on my hands and knees and pluck until my arthritic thumbs refuse to move anymore. Some places are so dense with it that you can't see the ground underneath. Here the mulch seems to mitigate the density. If I let them get bigger they won't come out and I have to dig them out. Been there done that, so I'm working hard at it. Sometimes I quit and decide to just let nature do its thing.
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