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(National Post)   Thirteen years ago the Canadian government planted the Millennium Tree, a genetically engineered testament to Canada's scientific leadership. Today it's the tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Millennium Tree, Parliament Hill, Canadians, Canadian government, Conservative MPs, planting, evergreens, national capitals  
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2013-12-08 09:05:21 AM  
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A smart gardener would plant a bunch of seeds in a greenhouse first and select the one that seemed to be growing best before planting it. Plant genetics are highly diverse and there is no telling if you'll get a winner from any one particular seed.

A proper analysis of the soil surrounding the site you're planting your tree wouldn't be a terrible idea either if you're going to be planting it as a testament to modern science.

/sounds like to much work for government though.
2013-12-08 08:55:38 AM  
4 votes:
Plants need this rather unusual thing known as light to survive.

"Protecting" this plant under solid panels of plywood for five months out of the year is probably doing more to harm it than just leaving it exposed.
2013-12-08 08:58:09 AM  
3 votes:
"...planted in the shadow of  ..."

Found yer problem right there.....
2013-12-08 01:24:18 PM  
2 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: This symbolizes Canada very well IMO. This country is a joke. My province is a festering sore and Montreal is a dump.

Please leave.
2013-12-09 09:37:46 AM  
1 vote:
Helicopter Gardening, much like Helicopter Parenting, results in stunted creatures unable to cope with Reality.
2013-12-08 03:03:50 PM  
1 vote:

Skunkwolf: Quantum Apostrophe: This symbolizes Canada very well IMO. This country is a joke. My province is a festering sore and Montreal is a dump.

Please leave.

He's from Quebec. "This country" of his doesn't extend past the provincial borders.
2013-12-08 01:28:05 PM  
1 vote:
if it is a clone, one of thousands distributed and sold and used to reforest many areas.....

how are the rest of them doing?
2013-12-08 11:01:24 AM  
1 vote:

baconbeard: As far as I've been able to tell, the Canadian government consists of fat, bitter, self-entitled, middle-aged..

...crack-addicted, red-faced, drunk mayors.
2013-12-08 08:46:48 AM  
1 vote:

GoodyearPimp: Stop feeding it Slurpees, America's Hat.

What would you recommend, Brawndo?  Canada's underpants.
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