what exactly is the trolling thing? Is it from lord of the rings or something?
Doc on a second note I was going to get with you today on some advice. I have a planter in my back yard that is 4X20ft. I was thinking about putting 2-3 trees in there that would be decent growing, handle the wind, and not push out on the walls. 3 sides of the planter are 7ft tall while the front is 3ft. I already have water routed there, I just need to decide on which trees to get. I was originally thinking about going with some type of plam tree, but now that it will be a rental I was thinking of something that I do not have to worry about getting killed during the winter. Any advice would be appreciated.
1. Trolling would be 'stirring the pot' not necessarily flaming or directing an 'attack' but definitely 'causing trouble'
2. Mexican fan palms are invincible, if you like palms. You dont have to wrap them, they will take the cold and the heat, however they can become wind damaged....but when they do they just keep on trucking and pumping out new fronts, but the old ones will like like crap.
I'd suggest Bottle Trees, one of my favorite trees. brachychiton populneus (i spelled that right on the first try, woo!). If you go to star or moon valley or whatever your nursery of choice is, just ask for or look for a 'Bottle Tree'
The pics on google are no good. They grow nice and tall over time, but stay fairly narrow. The roots go down, rather than out. Ideal for small planters (behind pools and retaining walls, etc). They have a nice wide leaf, and cool branch structure once they get more mature. They are evergreen too, but do not litter as much as say a sumac or cali pepper, and they drop some big seed pod things once a year, that are easy enough to clean up.
One of my favorites by far, they are very stout and often times dont even require stakes. Again, the pictures on google are not what your tree would look like.
A 15 gallon might come in at maybe 5'-7 tall if its a decent one, some times they are like 4' tall though, but you can shop around. they are relatively quick growers, but alot of the smaller sizes. I'll go get a pic real fast actually, my boss just put some in at the office/his house.