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ho scale aspen trees
Posted by wranglerhuck on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 10:46 AM

Hello,

   Can anyone tell me about the company www.shadetreelandscaping.com ? I have sent e-mails and called the number a couple of times and no response. I really like the way their fall aspens look and was wanting to purchase some. Does anyone know of a company that produces the same kind of quality of aspens? I'm also looking for nice looking fall colored oak trees for my town. Thanks ALL!!!

 P.S. I did notice on their website the copywrite is 2006

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Posted by csmith9474 on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 12:37 PM

If you are talking HO, Bachmann is going to be releasing some fall aspens http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?category=Scenery&scale=H&manu=&item=&keywords=aspen&instock=Q&split=30&Submit=Search .

I could have sworn that I saw some other aspens in the Walther's reference book. I will have to take a look when I get home.

I sure love the real thing here in the fall. Definately makes for some nice back country trips.

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Posted by Southwest Chief on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 2:07 PM

Yikes Confused [%-)]

I don't know what aspen Bachmann was using for a model, but that photo on Walthers looks like no aspen I've ever seen.

I thought it might be the wrong picture on Walthers, but Bachmann shows the same thing: Aspen Trees

Some of the Scenic Express Super Trees, in this photo, look more like the aspens I'm familiar with.

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Posted by Geared Steam on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 2:36 PM
 Southwest Chief wrote:

Yikes Confused [%-)]

I don't know what aspen Bachmann was using for a model, but that photo on Walthers looks like no aspen I've ever seen.

I thought it might be the wrong picture on Walthers, but Bachmann shows the same thing: Aspen Trees

Some of the Scenic Express Super Trees, in this photo, look more like the aspens I'm familiar with.

 

Sign - Ditto [#ditto].

Strangest Aspen I've ever seen. To their credit, I do like the Bachmann Spruce and Conifers.

They missed huge on the Aspens.

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 2:47 PM
 Geared Steam wrote:

They missed huge on the Aspens.

Yeah, those look more like Dogwoods.

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Posted by billybob757 on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 3:00 PM
Woodland scenics has what looks like decent Aspen trees.  Although the trees are in green foliage, sprinkle with yellow highlights could resemble the Aspen turning in fall.  I remember travelling through the colorado Rockies a few falls ago and seeing the green pines and contrasting yellow leaves leaves of the Aspen is what caught my eye. 
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Posted by BlueHillsCPR on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 3:18 PM
 Southwest Chief wrote:

Yikes Confused [%-)]

I don't know what aspen Bachmann was using for a model, but that photo on Walthers looks like no aspen I've ever seen.

I thought it might be the wrong picture on Walthers, but Bachmann shows the same thing: Aspen Trees

Some of the Scenic Express Super Trees, in this photo, look more like the aspens I'm familiar with.

Sign - Ditto [#ditto]

Those look like Green Ash to me. 

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Posted by Geared Steam on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 6:57 PM

Chuck

In case you have no luck with that company, Supertrees make very nice Aspens, so does Grand Central Gems

http://grandcentralgems.com/public_html/aspens.htm

 

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Posted by loathar on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 8:23 PM
Shade Tree looks like a new company. They've got some really nice looking stuff! I'll have to check back with them when they get that site running 100% and get some prices listed. They're going to build a 500 sq.ft. layout and post a complete how to with videos as they build it.
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Posted by colvinbackshop on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 2:10 AM

Those Central Gem trees look like the Quaking Aspen we have here in MN. We have Quaking and Big Tooth as the two main species...Each a bit different, with the Big Tooth  having the most greenish looking bark.  

Can't say what species is dominant in CO.

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Posted by jag193 on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 6:09 AM

Most of the aspens in Colorado and northern New Mexico are quaking aspens, Populus tremuloides.  Although I like the Grand Central Gems aspens quite a bit, I think that supertrees sprinkled with a WS yellow course turfe and highlighted with a litte bit of yellow Noch (08040) plane-leaves makes a great aspen when you want to plant lots of them.  The same combination goes well for making the nice yellow and green cottonwoods (Populus sargentii - just another form of aspen) along the banks of rivers.

I have posted pictures of mine earlier but, if you like, I will do it again.

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Posted by Don Z on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 9:53 AM

 loathar wrote:
Shade Tree looks like a new company. They've got some really nice looking stuff! I'll have to check back with them when they get that site running 100% and get some prices listed.

They have prices on the website now....if you select the type of tree you want, then click on the color you want, a page opens with the prices for those trees.

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Posted by loathar on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 12:18 PM
Thanks Don! Their prices aren't too bad. But I have to ask, Who buys 24"-36" deciduous trees??Shock [:O] I know pine trees can be up to 18" for an HO layout. I'd love to see some pics of those 3' monsters!
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Posted by Dave Vollmer on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 12:22 PM
 csmith9474 wrote:

If you are talking HO, Bachmann is going to be releasing some fall aspens http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?category=Scenery&scale=H&manu=&item=&keywords=aspen&instock=Q&split=30&Submit=Search .

I could have sworn that I saw some other aspens in the Walther's reference book. I will have to take a look when I get home.

I sure love the real thing here in the fall. Definately makes for some nice back country trips.

Wow...  I agree, they don't really have the "aspen" shape.  When I modeled Colorado narrow gauge I used a product called Forest in a Flash.  I don't know if they're still in business.

But at $9.95 for only 3 trees, you'd break your budget in a hurry!  One small aspen grove is a new locomotive!

 

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Posted by lost&forgotn on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:09 AM

What is their website? I googled it but no avail....

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Posted by markpierce on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 2:18 PM

Chuck, were you looking for something like these?  Can't help much.  I bought them at my LHS some years ago.  They were produced by some tree/scenery company, but I can't recall the name.  Mark

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