cactus as a tree?

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Sun Mar 11 00:49:54 UTC 2012

On 3/10/2012 6:06 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 3:55 AM, Eric Nielsen<ericbarnak at>  wrote:
>> the mulberry bush
> Grows there a mulberry that's in any way bush-like and not what any
> random person would immediately identify as a "tree"? IMO, the
> mulberries from Granddad's tree were absolutely inedible - well, maybe
> not "absolutely," since there are millions of people who willingly eat
> rhubarb. So, perhaps the edible variety of mulberry does grow on
> bushes.

At the house we moved away from there were several pretty large mulberry
trees.  They are weeds (like ash trees in California) that take over
every where they are allowed to, and while I could never see what the
big deal was (the null taste?) the deer and the birds love them and so
the seeds are distributed EVERYWHERE.  The people we bought that place
from thought the Mulberry Trees were a major plus.  Maybe they need a
lot of sugar or something.  I would not call then "inedible" but I will
say I never got hungry enough.

But even the little seedlings look like trees.

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