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Judith Falk <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 25 Jul 2004 18:22:31 -0400
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Viburnum dentatum has been devestated in the mid coast region by the
viburnum leaf beetle. V. prunifolium and V. cassinoides are also highly
susceptible, but V. acerifolium and V. lantanoides seem to be doing well and
not subject to this pest. Hope this is some help.  Judy Falk
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From: "Theresa Kerchner" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 1:49 PM
Subject: Selling Native Plants for Buffer strips

> Hi everyone -
> Could you please take a minute to comment on this if you have any
opinions? If you could reply to Merrylyn and to me, that would be helpful.
> Thanks
> Theresa Kerchner
> Background:
> Merrylyn Sawyer called this morning with a question about native plants
for buffer strips in the Wayne region (Androscoggin Lake area, Kennebec and
Androscoggin Counties). She is planning to buy native plants at Pierson's in
Biddeford and have them for sale at the Great Wayne Fair in August.  This
will be part of the Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation's (ALIC)
educational display.
> This is the list of plants that we thought would be suitable for our area.
> Iris versicolor
> Lobelia cardinalis
> Rosa palustris
> Chamaedaphne cayculata
> Ilex verticillata
> Rhodora canadense
> Sambucus canadensis
> Vaccinium corymbosum
> Viburnum dentatum
> Merrylyn Sawyer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 08:58:58 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Merrylyn Sawyer
> Subject: Plant list
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Theresa -
> Thank you for your time today.  Below is a list of the plants we
discussed.  I need to know if it is a bad idea to introduce any of these to
the shores of Lake Androscoggin.  We plan to sell these plants at the Great
Wayne Fair to encourage buffer zone plantings by our residents of the lake.
My concern is introducing species that do not already exist in this area and
possibly introducing genetic stock that should not be introduced. I will be
purchasing these from the Pierson Nursery in Biddeford.  Any thoughts?
> Thank you.
> Merrylyn Sawyer
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