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Comment by Lacia Lynne Bailey on January 16, 2010 at 11:30pm
where's Cedar Park?

if other folks start mapping at CityFruit, would you email me and I'll keep a count for fun? Include how many of each type of fruit tree, eg Cherry 3, Apple 2
Comment by Julianne on January 16, 2010 at 11:49pm
Well, since I actually didn't know the formal boundaries of Cedar Park myself, I just looked it up on Wikipedia:

Cedar Park is a neighborhood in the Lake City district of Seattle, Washington. The name generally refers to the residential neighborhoods east of Lake City adjoining Lake Washington.

The name "Cedar Park" comes from the plats that subdivided the land along Lake Washington that had previously belonged to the Puget Mill Company. Although the area was subdivided in the 1920s, development proceeded slowly. Many lots overlooking Lake Washington were occupied by vacation cottages from the 1920s to World War II. After 1945, the area developed as a single-family residential community. Many single-family residences in Cedar Park date from the 1950s and 1960s.

The neighborhood boundaries today remain a matter of discussion. Some believe that only the parcels platted with the name "Cedar Park" (generally those parcels east of 39th Avenue NE) are properly part of the Cedar Park neighborhood. Others argue that the Cedar Park Neighborhood extends east from 35th Avenue NE to the shore of Lake Washington and extends from NE 145th Street at the north to NE 120th Street at the south. This larger area is the area represented by the Cedar Park Neighborhood Council.

Does it make sense to simply give people (on the listserv) the link to the CityFruit mapping site directly (I could ask them to alert me if they do make an entry for counting purposes), or ask that they just forward it back to me?
Comment by Julianne on January 17, 2010 at 12:25am
Re: pollinizers for pear trees - definitely important to determine bloom times as an early bloomer won't be of any use for pollinating a late bloomer... <:-( also, checking the pollinizer chart will be important as not every variety (even within the same blooming period) will pollinize all the other varieties.
Comment by Lacia Lynne Bailey on January 17, 2010 at 10:56am
wow, that's a complete answer on Cedar Park, mental note to self "N of Matthews Beach"...

yes, I was suggesting that folks map their own block(s) trees on the website, and then email either you or myself the total count of type of trees mapped, eg 3 Cherries, 2 apples. I just think it would be fun to see a total that this effort generates.
Comment by Rebecca Thomas Einhorn on January 17, 2010 at 1:00pm
Wow, thanks for all the great comments about pear trees, where to get them, diseases, and pollination. I can see I'll need to head back to my catalogs and check out which ones are disease resistant (and see if I can get a grafted combo!)

Comment by David Johnson on January 19, 2010 at 7:55am
If you would like to see some older espaliered pears/apples swing my my house at 9815 32nd Ave NE. The trees are along the street with the two northern most being the pears. The one furthest north is a Comice and the one next to it is a Bartlett relative. The Comice is on a semi-dwarf rootstock while the Bartlett is on a dwarf. They are both at least 25 years old but the Comice is much larger.
Comment by Rebecca Thomas Einhorn on January 19, 2010 at 9:37am
Hey, thanks! I always love to walk around and see other people's espaliers. I don't think I've done alot of walking up in your end, so I'll have to head up and check them out.

Comment by Jacqueline Higgins-Rosebrook on January 22, 2010 at 3:41pm
I'm trying to reclaim a badly neglected yard and establish a permaculture garden in the back (west) side. I helped establish a permaculture farm on Crete some years ago and have been a professional gardener and garden teacher. My current challenge is all the concrete that was here when I arrived, so I'm doing my winter garden in big pots in the courtyard on the south side of the house.
Comment by Jacqueline Higgins-Rosebrook on January 22, 2010 at 3:44pm
Oh, and my trees are listed at CityFruit.
Comment by Susan Gregory on January 22, 2010 at 3:53pm
Hi Jacqueline- if you're interested in hosting a work party- let me know. Susan


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