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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?
OPC for Walton, SOM