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Daniel M

Ornamental trees for my lawn

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Hi All

My wife and I have recently bought our first house and I'm in the process of tidying up the front lawn. I have cut down a tree (cherry, apparently) that had multiple roots on the surface of the lawn, ruining the grass. I want to have a nice lawn so that's why I've removed it. Are you able to suggest a tree that I can plant in it's place? I don't want the same problem with roots and I don't want it to get too big.

 

Many thanks

Daniel

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1 hour ago, Khriss said:

 certainly leave a large turf free area around tree for mulching ( and reducing  surface root appearance over time) K

Always.  Mulching is a bit of a thing for me.

 

1 hour ago, Khriss said:

I dont mind pruning trees 😉 a couple of Birch are worth a shot, River birch for its interesting bark or Albo sinensis,

Good shout; I do like Birch.  The wife bought me Royal frost:  a bit of a show-off tree but as delicate as any birch.

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On 05/01/2021 at 21:20, Bunzena said:

Wow - that sounds like a fantastic spot to plant.  Very envious - in the best possible way!  😉

 

Looking forward to the 'Open day'. 

 

The best book - I think - on Japanese Maples is by Vertrees and Gregory.  Really good resource.  

 

For the nutters like me - I really like the less well-known Acer shirasawanum varieties.  Harder to find but really overlooked.

 

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What type is the 6th picture please?

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Bunzy, would you be good enough to ID all those pics please if you can remember them?  Then I can save the thread in Faves for future reference:  Acers are looking better and better for here the more I think about it.

Cheers.

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23 minutes ago, nepia said:

Bunzy, would you be good enough to ID all those pics please if you can remember them?  Then I can save the thread in Faves for future reference:  Acers are looking better and better for here the more I think about it.

Cheers.

From memory - from top to bottom:

 

Acer Palmatum Corallinum

Acer Palmatum Mikawa Yatsubusa

Acer Palmatum Summer Gold

Acer Shirasawanum Autumn Moon

Acer Palmatum Tsuma gaki

Acer Shirasawanum Palmatifolium

Acer Dissectum Crimson Queen

Acer Palmatum Katsura

 

[Spellings can be a bit variable....apologies in advance!]

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1 hour ago, Bunzena said:

 

Acer Shirasawanum palmatifolium.

 

Sadly lost it this winter.

That's a shame looked stunning. I enjoy growing trees myself haven't got many acer types tho just sugar maple and norway maple (crimson king).

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