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Sep 20, 2019

Arbutus decking

How does arbutus stand up as a decking material? Last years windstorm on Salt Spring blew a lot of trees down on my place. i have a bandsaw mill and would

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May 15, 2019

Writing a guide book.

I would love to have one of your photos for my guide book. ---------------- Please use the contact me so I can email you.

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Apr 17, 2019

CV Collective

Hi Ron, It's Zoë from the CV Collective. I misplaced your business card so am trying to reach you here. We'd love to have some of your work here in the

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Mar 19, 2019

Beautiful Madrone

One night, I had a dream that I was talking to my guardian angel. I asked him what his name was and he told me his name is Beautiful Madrone. I had never

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Mar 12, 2019

what kind of stain will stick?

hi all, would sure appreciate some advice. I have arbutus posts in my house, big whole trunks I mean, salvaged from a wood pile when house was built. They

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Dec 09, 2018

Mould on a wooden fruit bowl

Is I there any way to remove mould stains from a wooden fruit bowl please? I have tried rubbing with lemon juice and salt, then putting out in the sun,

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Dec 01, 2018

Large arbutus straight spatula for Christmas

Hello Ron, I am looking to buy a large arbutus straight spatula. I saw your salad servers in the Campbell River Art Gallery but they do not have any spatulas

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Nov 27, 2018

Beading madron berries

After I gather the berries what's the next step I take to getting them ready to be beaded. ------------- Ron here... Thread them thru fish line with

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Nov 26, 2018

Shawl Pins, Crochet hooks and knitting needles... Oh My!

Hi Ron, I bought some salad hands from you at the Cortes farmers market a couple summer's ago and wanted to let you know I really love them. Recently I

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Aug 29, 2018

Manzanita Branches

Hi I'm looking for some Manzanita branches for my wedding center pieces. I need between 9 to 12 of them. over 24 inches high. Do you have any available?

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Aug 20, 2018

Northwest Ridge

We (Sarah, Kerry, and Chris) paddled packrafts in from desolation sound, hiked up the homfray drainage with much bushwhacking, circled back west along

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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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