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Hey Linda Sue,

This sounds fascinating and well worth some research by me for me for sure. Thanks for posting, will follow up, Cheers


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Dear Lestie,

Trees ,especially ,the weeping white birch tree, are of the outmost importance in my life.
I do not cry for the passing of a human being,but I do for trees.

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You're welcome, Lestie! I think there is a lot of research done in this area. Lots of support for the feelings and reactions of plants.

Have a happy day!


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Hello loong, why do you grieve especially for a weeping white birch tree. Does this have a special significance in your life? Share if you will and say thanks,


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Hi Lestie, I don't remember how the reaction of the plants to different people was recorded, but it was definitely recorded. Some kind of graphic recording I think, but I am not sure. Recently in Australia too it was concluded after experimentation that even though plants don't have a brain, they still were able to learn and remember.

And I think the term 'Green thumb' basically works with those who love their plants and plants in turn respond by healthy growth.


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To Lestie,

First ,When I see a tree being cut ,I cry.White weeping Birch where I live are extremely rare.I remember of two and both were cut down so that the stores signs could be seen better.

If you would follow me on Buddhism you would see that I prefer Spiritual Land ,far more than manslang.

Trees are sentient beings ,defenseless.
that is why

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Hi loong and everyone,

How right you are about trees. We have Philistines working in our municipalities who, without thought and a STUPID order signed by a DULL person, go around chopping down trees in our avenues ... trees that have been in our suburbs for many many many years. The last tree was cut down in front of my home for the reason ... wait for it, because it might fallover. Unbelievable.

Other reasons given are vague or not acceptable and for the most part remind me of that saying "Just because you can does not mean that you should."

Most times I believe that an amoeba is more intelligent.
And I cry.

Anyway - moving on now to happier thoughts, we have a really beautiful white stinkwood tree in our back garden - it offers shade, greenery and a fine home to the weavers who build their nests in it safely. I often sit under it contemplating the middle distance as I fall in love all over again with my gardening and containers and all and all. Lucky me.

Cheers now


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Dear Lestie,

never heard the word :Stinkwood:

Is it a hard wood tree ,soft wood like pine?

Loong
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Hi there loong and all,

Straight from Wikipedia I copy -

"Celtis africana (White Stinkwood) is a tree in the family Cannabaceae. The species is common across large areas of the South and East of Southern Africa, ranging from a tall forest tree to a medium-sized tree in bushveld and open country, to a shrub on rocky soil."

There is a lot of other information on this tree, and who knows, maybe they are to be found in the US under a different name.

Stinkwood furniture is valued and a good investment as it is beautiful and hard. But as I say, ours in the back garden is a beauty and certainly will not be cut down for any reason, least of all because it may fall over or for furniture.

Must say I have never seen or even thought of Stinkwood as a shrub. I learnt something today.

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Dear Lestie,
Thank You.

Where I live .last nite was -35 degrees celcius.

loong

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