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Old Apr 17th 2018, 7:36 pm
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So, with Spring being what it is, and trees taking a savage beating...my neighbours tree has fallen down straddling his land and mine. Now, he's a cantankerous old bugger and refusing to deal with the part of the tree that is on my property ("your land, your problem"). Simple etiquette would be, "yup, darn wind, I'll clean that mess up for you as it's my tree". Anyhoo, what's the protocol here? Each to their own? Thanks.
A good neighbor would apologize and clean it up asap. I would consider,depending on the relationship you have with your neighbor, cutting the part on your side into drag able pieces and pull it back onto his property.
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Old Apr 18th 2018, 4:29 pm
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Another couple of inches of snow again this morning. I'm flying to England this evening. I see its 25 degrees (77f) and sunny over there today!
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Old Apr 18th 2018, 4:51 pm
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Another couple of inches of snow again this morning. I'm flying to England this evening. I see its 25 degrees (77f) and sunny over there today!
Yes, it's in the mid70sF in London where my daughter lives.... Wish I were going over soon, but not till July.
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Old Apr 19th 2018, 9:34 pm
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Yes, it's in the mid70sF in London where my daughter lives.... Wish I were going over soon, but not till July.
It was uncomfortably hot, I regret to say. It certainly looked beautiful out of the train window, though. Trees are just leafing out, primroses are in full flower, those white blossomed bushes are in flower in hedges everywhere (blackthorn? I can never remember all those hedgerow shrubs.) Meanwhile my wife had to drive back from the airport in a whiteout yesterday after dropping me in Ottawa...
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It was uncomfortably hot, I regret to say. It certainly looked beautiful out of the train window, though. Trees are just leafing out, primroses are in full flower, those white blossomed bushes are in flower in hedges everywhere (blackthorn? I can never remember all those hedgerow shrubs.) Meanwhile my wife had to drive back from the airport in a whiteout yesterday after dropping me in Ottawa...
I think they're hawthorn, though I'm never sure if that's correct. Spring in England--can't beat it! Sounds wonderful, heat and all....
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Old Apr 21st 2018, 7:28 am
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I think they're hawthorn, though I'm never sure if that's correct. Spring in England--can't beat it! Sounds wonderful, heat and all....
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blo...horn-hawthorn/

Walking yesterday, I noticed that hawthorn is fully leafed out, but not yet in flower. So the one that is now in flower, but no leaves yet, is probably blackthorn. Apparently blackthorn flowers March-April, and hawthorn (or may) flowers April-May. It looks like I might be getting an allotment, so will have to spend even more time in England
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https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blo...horn-hawthorn/

Walking yesterday, I noticed that hawthorn is fully leafed out, but not yet in flower. So the one that is now in flower, but no leaves yet, is probably blackthorn. Apparently blackthorn flowers March-April, and hawthorn (or may) flowers April-May. It looks like I might be getting an allotment, so will have to spend even more time in England
Excellent link! I never knew that difference between the two "-thorns"....
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Blackthorn later produces the sloes for sloe gin.
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Blackthorn later produces the sloes for sloe gin.
Ah yes. I recognize the sloes but never really thought about the hedge plant they grow on.

Funny, I've noticed hawthorns here in a couple of places in the northeast USA, but not sloes/blackthorn....
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Old Apr 22nd 2018, 9:07 pm
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Ah yes. I recognize the sloes but never really thought about the hedge plant they grow on.

Funny, I've noticed hawthorns here in a couple of places in the northeast USA, but not sloes/blackthorn....
We have hawthorns on our land (northern NY), in fact it's the most common small tree in our woods. It's a different species from the European one, but similar in appearance & habit. It makes beautiful firewood but a bit inconvenient because it's covered with vicious thorns. In the road we have quite a few sloes in the hedgerow, along with lots of other useful fruit - apples and grapes for instance..
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