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From: Charani <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] Mulberry Trees (was Bristol - Terrific Thunderstorm 26August1853)
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 11:56:27 +0100
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Jenny Stiles wrote:
> Mulberry trees are fairly common in Australia. My sister, my aunt and my
> brother-in-law all have large ones in their gardens. Lots of school children
> raise silkworms, which of course only eat mulberry leaves.

That rings a faint bell: wasn't there an attempt at some point to
plant mulberry trees in England for the purpose of rearing silkworms
in order to reduce the cost of silk?

Charani (UK)
OPC for Walton, SOM

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