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#### jedikaiti

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##### Re: S/O: MIL redecorating....SIL and boundary trampling
« Reply #120 on: August 22, 2013, 02:05:37 PM »
We are a gloriously evil bunch here.
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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#### zyrs

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« Reply #121 on: August 22, 2013, 04:03:42 PM »
It's too bad that American Chestnuts have taken such a hit, the seedpods were very, very spiny and a real pain to get rid of

Well then clearly it would be a good thing to start re-introducing them into (hehheh) barren areas, yes?

They will sprout into seedlings but the fungus that attacks them will kill them before they can really mature

Yeah, it's so sad.  There were a lot where I grew up and they are all gone now.

#### doodlemor

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« Reply #122 on: August 22, 2013, 05:42:29 PM »
It's too bad that American Chestnuts have taken such a hit, the seedpods were very, very spiny and a real pain to get rid of

Well then clearly it would be a good thing to start re-introducing them into (hehheh) barren areas, yes?

They will sprout into seedlings but the fungus that attacks them will kill them before they can really mature

We were given a chestnut seedling from a wilderness area to grow in our yard.  The theory is to keep the species alive until the fungus can be eradicated.  Our chestnut is about 20 feet tall - I just went out to check.  It also has some of the spiny green things on it that I hadn't noticed before.

#### Winterlight

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« Reply #123 on: August 22, 2013, 07:15:43 PM »
What, no kudzu?
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#### CuriousParty

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« Reply #124 on: August 22, 2013, 08:25:33 PM »
Magnolias.

They're beautiful trees but when those fat flower petals fall, the pavement can get extremely slippery.

Don't forget the seed pods.  The leaves don't break down very fast - the waxy look seems to be something protective so they have to be raked up and gotten rid of deliberately.
Yes, the seed pods that are ankle breakers, and the leaves that fall all.year.round and NEVER decompose as far as I can tell, and the slippery petals. <looking ruefully out the front window>

#### PastryGoddess

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« Reply #125 on: August 22, 2013, 10:52:26 PM »
It's too bad that American Chestnuts have taken such a hit, the seedpods were very, very spiny and a real pain to get rid of

Well then clearly it would be a good thing to start re-introducing them into (hehheh) barren areas, yes?

They will sprout into seedlings but the fungus that attacks them will kill them before they can really mature

We were given a chestnut seedling from a wilderness area to grow in our yard.  The theory is to keep the species alive until the fungus can be eradicated.  Our chestnut is about 20 feet tall - I just went out to check.  It also has some of the spiny green things on it that I hadn't noticed before.

That's usually the limit of their growth before the fungus gets to them.  Are there any oaks in your yard or neighborhood?  Red oaks are actually hosts for the fungus so keep an eye out for them.
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#### jedikaiti

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##### Re: S/O: MIL redecorating....SIL and boundary trampling
« Reply #126 on: August 22, 2013, 11:41:34 PM »
What, no kudzu?

I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Not unless I could also wish goats upon them.
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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#### Asharah

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« Reply #127 on: August 23, 2013, 12:22:40 AM »
What, no kudzu?

I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Not unless I could also wish goats upon them.
Great idea! Does OP's MIL like goat cheese? What a great gift! Now she can make her own. Once she gets done breeding them so they actually produce milk. And figures out to milk them.
And how about some chickens so she can have fresh eggs. Providing she figures out how to get them away from the chicken without losing a hand in the process.
Ooops, I forgot the cow.
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#### Specky

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« Reply #128 on: August 23, 2013, 01:01:14 AM »
Air potatoes.  This is the vine that gives kudzu a run for its money.

#### BarensMom

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« Reply #129 on: August 23, 2013, 01:12:11 AM »
There's a flowering plant with a hard black seed that once it gets going, it's almost impossible to get rid of.  I wish I knew what it was, because OP could accidentally on purpose toss a few of those seeds around MIL/SIL's yard and it'll be off to the races.

I first saw it as a kid (45+ years ago).  It was a single plant at the corner of 26th & McBryde.  We kids liked the seeds and would pick them and carry them all over the place.  I think the homeowners all over North & East Richmond are to this very day still trying to eradicate it.
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#### nayberry

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« Reply #130 on: August 23, 2013, 04:59:26 AM »
bamboo  or mint,  both spread so fast and if in the ground you're never getting rid of them
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#### Craftymom

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« Reply #131 on: August 23, 2013, 05:59:16 AM »
bamboo  or mint,  both spread so fast and if in the ground you're never getting rid of them

I would add blackberries to this list...

#### squeakers

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« Reply #132 on: August 23, 2013, 09:25:31 AM »
There's a flowering plant with a hard black seed that once it gets going, it's almost impossible to get rid of.  I wish I knew what it was, because OP could accidentally on purpose toss a few of those seeds around MIL/SIL's yard and it'll be off to the races.

I first saw it as a kid (45+ years ago).  It was a single plant at the corner of 26th & McBryde.  We kids liked the seeds and would pick them and carry them all over the place.  I think the homeowners all over North & East Richmond are to this very day are still trying to eradicate it.

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#### PastryGoddess

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« Reply #133 on: August 23, 2013, 10:13:01 AM »
I was thinking wisteria
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#### doodlemor

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« Reply #134 on: August 23, 2013, 11:09:04 AM »
It's too bad that American Chestnuts have taken such a hit, the seedpods were very, very spiny and a real pain to get rid of

Well then clearly it would be a good thing to start re-introducing them into (hehheh) barren areas, yes?

They will sprout into seedlings but the fungus that attacks them will kill them before they can really mature

We were given a chestnut seedling from a wilderness area to grow in our yard.  The theory is to keep the species alive until the fungus can be eradicated.  Our chestnut is about 20 feet tall - I just went out to check.  It also has some of the spiny green things on it that I hadn't noticed before.

That's usually the limit of their growth before the fungus gets to them.  Are there any oaks in your yard or neighborhood?  Red oaks are actually hosts for the fungus so keep an eye out for them.

We don't have any oaks, mostly maples and pines.  I haven't seen any oaks in the neighborhood, but there is a forested hillside nearby that could have anything.  I'll be sad to see it go.  I suspect that we should be saving the seeds - I'll have to check that with my DH.