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Old 10-10-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hello,
I'm looking into planting 3 boulevard trees this fall. I live in Southern MN, in a new subdivision with buried lines. The city forester said I could plant
Hackberry, Accolade Elms, or Ginko trees.
Anyone care to share their experience/opinion on these trees and which one I should select?

Other trees I could request would be the ones on page 2 of this document, http://www.ci.rochester.mn.us/depart...e_brochure.pdf

I know the forester won't let me plant any maple trees, but I may be able to get him to let me plant something other than the 3 listed if I ask nicely.

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If I had to pick, it would be the crabapple( flowers) or the elm. The ginko produces smelly fruit and the hackberry has no appeal at all.

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If I had to pick, it would be the crabapple( flowers) or the elm. The ginko produces smelly fruit and the hackberry has no appeal at all.
I'm with you on the hackberry. However on the ginko, there is a male and female tree, only the female produces that smelly fruit. I was assured by a couple of the local nurseries that they only sold the male variety.
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was assured by a couple of the local nurseries that they only sold the male variety.

Don't bet on it, but even still they are not much to look at and have the potential to get very large,not a good thing for a snall space.
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Also, hackberry is a poor choice because they are weak when it comes to staying put in any sort of storm. We lost a ton of them in a recent hail/windstorm. And like others mentioned, they are not aesthetically pleasing in any way.



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