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Re: E. grandis question
perhaps the double stress of recovering from frost damage and the cutting back was indeed too much for it sad to say. OTOH, they grow very fast from seed or seedling (scroll down to "walt in lake placid" and his post on e. grandis in his part of your state to show justhow fast. FWIW, this species can be rather tender in certain provenances---you might see if you can get the closely related and very similar looking but maybe hardeier (in certain forms) saligna or deanei. deanei has been hardy for me here in oregon but relatively slow growing (35' in about 14 years. that said, floridas' occassional bouts of sudden cold weather are potentially hard on (semi) forst resistant species as the climatic conditions are not always conductive to normal 'hardening off" and the eucs tend to continue active growth even in periods of potential cold weather. hope this helps.