Date: 1/30/18 6:33 am
From: Michael Barcaskey <mikebarcaskey...>
Subject: Re: Hackberry Trees: Bedford Co.
Laura, where did you buy the trees? If they came from a commercial source as opposed to an Extension office or the Game Commission they may be a fruitless cultivar

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> On Jan 30, 2018, at 9:12 AM, "Laura Jackson" <jacksonlaura73...> wrote:
> I've also enjoyed the thread about birds feeding on hackberry trees. A
> long time ago, we found one fruit-bearing, but very scrawny hackberry tree
> on our property in Bedford Co., so we decided to plant more hackberry
> trees. They are now about 15 years old and at least 30 feet tall. They
> look healthy, but have never bloomed or produced fruit.
> In addition to supplying food for birds, hackberry trees are the only host
> plant for the hackberry emperor butterfly. Has anyone seen this butterfly
> in Pennsylvania? We never have and we are hoping to attract it, as well as
> the birds.
> Does anyone on this list have experience growing hackberries? I'd love to
> get some suggestions on how to "persuade" our hackberries to bloom.
> Thanks,
> Laura Jackson
> Bedford Co.
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