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Jul 30, 2018

The 70' Madrone Tree that shedes leaves all summer long. Why?

I live here in the Northwest, Seattle to be exact. I have a 70' two trunk Madrone Tree at the southwest corner of my front yard. It spreads approximately

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Jun 23, 2018

Can Madrona be used Outside?

We have Madrona Trees on our property in the San Juan Islands, WA. One large branch fell and I used it for decoration indoors. When I went to get more

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Jun 20, 2018

Mount Denman

hi there, great to see you have summited Mount Denman. I am planning to do the same, and am just wondering: is the logging road you took on the north or

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May 08, 2018

Dried arbutus logs

We just bought some property and there must be 10 or more arbutus logs stacked up. Each log is about 8 to 10 feet long and10 to 15 inches in diameter.

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May 02, 2018

How to make original post in ~marketplace~

Hi Ron, Lovely site. I have gone back/forth on your site for a while and on the marketplace page etc. But, maybe just me, I simply could not figure out

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Apr 20, 2018

Does walnut oil

I made salad hands and at the request of the person I made them for stained them golden pecan. However I need to seal/protect the hands. I read your article

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Apr 04, 2018

Using a Madrone branch for art...

I found a really nice shaped branch of madrone that I would like to use as a wall hanging. Do you know if I need to do anything to seal it or guard against

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Mar 25, 2018

Have 2 madrone stumps that i just cut down March 22,2018 and i have two more madrone trees ill be cutting down also in the next two weeks.

I'll have 4 madrone stumps for sale . I'm located in Oroville,ca up in the hills in the beginning of forbstown,ca. Looking for a buyer willing to dig up

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Mar 19, 2018

how to clean arbutus bark

I have some arbutus limbs that have been on the ground for about a year and I am wanting to restore them to there lovely red colour is there someway I

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Feb 26, 2018

Walnut oil vs mineral oil

Hi, thank you for all this interesting info! We just got hardwood cutting boards to put on each side of the stove. They come finished with mineral oil,

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Jan 08, 2018

Making an outdoor railing out of new fallen madrone

I had envisioned using a madrone limb to create a railing up my front walkway just a few stairs high and recently stumbled upon a newly fallen piece that

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Dec 15, 2017

Walking Stick

Do you make walking sticks or canes? ---------- Sorry No

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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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