These three specimans are a couple blocks from the warehouse. I've driven by them each day for a week and this morning, having a minute to spare, I stopped in for the photo capture.
Obviously these are quality specimans. But my interest is in their rate of success. Every time I see Golden Arbs (Thuja occidentalis "Aurea" ?) they are thriving...and, well that means they always have this super course foliage that is their prize.
I think Arborvitae is an outstanding speciman tree. It is native to WNY and you can find pure stands of them in wooded areas where they are reaching 40'+ tall. In landscapes they seem to be always relegated to hedging - but this limits the full potential of the plant.
Landscape designer and Proprietor of Buffalo Horticulture