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Nov 30, 2017


Thanks for your work and relaying the information about safe wood products. It can be a real hassle to find the truth. I'm looking for plates, but did

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Nov 18, 2017

Manzanita wood pick up?

Hi there, I am looking for some nice manzanita pieces to aquascape an aquarium. Do you have such? I am working in North Van this morning and could drop

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Nov 05, 2017

Arbutus Trees Shape Who I Am

I was asked recently what is something that has shaped who I am as a teacher. My answer? Arbutus trees. I invite you to come with me to Saanich, British

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Oct 23, 2017

How to dry out berries well?

I just harvested a bunch of berries that I would love to be beads, how can I dry them out well? thanks! ----- Ron here... Thread them while still fresh

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Oct 17, 2017

`One Half,( Of An Angel)' (2017)

`One Half,( Of An Angel)' (2017) enamel paint,urethane and silver leaf over 'Ohio Buckeye' Chestnut Wood and steel thread. ( suspended)

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Oct 17, 2017

Blake Senini /Sculptor

I am a Calgary sculptor that works predominantly in wood...I am trying to find some Yew Wood branches or limbs,(preferably quite bent and distorted as

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Oct 15, 2017

Is Arbutus wood utensil safe for cooking?

Hi, I'd like to know is Arbutus wood utensil safe for cooking (frying, stirring...) at high temperatures ? Thank you --------------- Ron here...

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Sep 15, 2017

Madrone bark for dyeing

I would be interested in knowing how the Native Americans used the bark for dyeing or of what some of the techniques would be for this purpose. I love

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Sep 11, 2017

In what climate/area does it grow, and how tall/wide will it be?

My sister has some sort of magical green thumb. Seriously. This looks like an interesting tree and I thought I might suggest it to her for her new home.

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Aug 27, 2017

For Sale: 2 - Lrg Arbutus Logs, 2 - Sequioa Logs

For sale: 2 x Arbutus logs, 1 = 7' long, 4'6 dia at big end, 3'6 dia at small end. 1 = 7' long, 3'6 at big end, 3' at small end. 2 x Sequoia logs, 1

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Aug 26, 2017

Interested in arbutus logs, lumber, live edge and burls.

I'm looking to acquire some arbutus wood before the winter for some furniture projects I'd like to tackle. If there is anybody out there in the Nanaimo

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Aug 03, 2017

Arbutus tree seeds

Hi, Where could I buy arbutus tree seeds in Victoria, BC? Thanks for your help. Tom ---- No idea.

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Jul 30, 2017

Are you still on Denman Island?

I bought some of your amazing spoons on Hornby Island a few years ago, Ok, well maybe it's been more than a few! I am coming back to the area next week

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Jul 20, 2017

For sale on Cortes Island?

Hello, Your pendants are beautiful! I will be visiting Cortes Island next month and wondering if they are for sale anywhere there? Thank you, Jennifer

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Jul 13, 2017

What do arbutus seedlings look like?

Can you send images? We are surrounded by arbutus Want to encourage young plants Are afraid we are weeding seedlings! Thanks Icel

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