Manzanita or Madrone branches?

by Karla Locatelli
(Scotts Valley Ca)

Madrone or Manzanita tree?

Madrone or Manzanita tree?

Madrone or Manzanita tree?
Madrone or Manzanita tree?
Madrone or Manzanita tree?
Madrone or Manzanita tree?

Last year my husband and I acquired property in the Santa Cruz Mountains. These are branches John knew I would love to take photos of and use in my garden. If I had known of you Ron then I would have tried to get some of these to you. Perhaps I will scour the mtns for some nice pieces to send you.


Look at these pics and let me know what they are. I say Madrone and John says Manzanita.

Irish Eyes Karla

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Jul 02, 2011
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Madrone Tree or Manzanita Tree?
by: Arbutus Ron

Definitely is a Madrone tree... reason? The color of the wood and bark and the way it opens. Manzanita trees do not do that!

Amazing photos Irish Eyes!

Thanks for posting them!

Arbutus Ron


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