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    daveygodigaditch

    Any tree guaranteed to look perfect for four to five years (i.e. the life of the house in the suburban flipping market).

    To be fair, pears and apples are extremely common choices, and they're lovely trees. They're soft, and they grow to Mitt Romney's "right height," and they bloom and turn colors. They have none of the charm of a big, spreading tree whose limbs are individual, nor do they stand as memory, the way the old grandfathers do.

    Most importantly, their root systems are all getting established at the same time, so a parcel of land goes from "many roots holding the soil" to "no roots" all at once, and these trees politely root down more than out (so as to not bother slab houses or basements or sewage lines).

    People complain about dirt, but I'd like to see them make some.

    by The Geogre on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:35:51 AM PST

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