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To: RegulatorCountry; Clint N. Suhks
They were originally developed very quickly for NJ's new Garden State Parkway, in the mid-60s, without a 10-15yr field durability test, but after 8-10yrs, an ice storm took-out 95% of the trees, and all had to be removed, at great cost to State/NJ Taxpayers.

Soft and brittle wood from growing so fast. Plus, all main branches come out from a central point (whorl) about 3-4ft up the trunk. That's the weak point and where they break-off.

The other cultivars - Cleveland Select, Aristocrat, Redspire etc - last 30-40yrs, because the lateral branches are spread evenly up the main trunk, and taking pressure off that break-point on the Bradford.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 4:29:32 PM PDT by carriage_hill (No one can go back and make a new start, but anyone can start from now, and make a new ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

same thing happens to old folk.....down yonder


36 posted on 04/22/2013 4:42:41 PM PDT by advertising guy (clearly, semi automatic high capacity pressure cookers should be banned)
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To: carriage_hill

Bradfords suk.


38 posted on 04/22/2013 4:51:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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