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cone run

Posted by sluice z6a CO (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 8, 13 at 18:01

Stopped by P. flexilis 'Evermore' today to check for cones and found a few.
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Flexilis cone
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Evermore cones
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High country
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A. lasiocarpa
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A. lasiocarpa cones, and P. engelmannii, and P. contorta
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it is beyond me.. why you insist on burying these posts in the GALLERY ... rather than on the more active Discussions side ...

regardless.. thx for the pix...

ken


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Thanks Ken.

Yeah, it can be pretty quiet over here!


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What solvent are you cleaning the fir cones with?

Johnny


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Johnny,
Those cones were covered in thick resin. I scraped a lot of it off using gloves. No solvent though. Do you use solvent to clean fir cones?
Nate


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I usually scrape resin off fir cones with a twig or similar disposable item.

Resin


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Nate,
The Abies fraseri cones that I collected yesterday were cleaned using a "disposable" washrag and 50% isopropyl alcohol.....also worked wonderfully extracting resin from my scruffy grey beard!
Johnny


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Johnny, thanks - good to know.

The cones are starting to dry now.

A. lasiocarpa

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A. lasiocarpa
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P. ponderosa
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I like the pics; especially of those cones.

Dax


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It's looking like another good season for cones, will start collecting in a few weeks.

Pinus flexilis 'Evermore' broom seedling
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Thanks for the tour Nate! I have learned a lot from your posts.
Rob


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That is exciting and what a beautiful photo.

Do the broom seedlings often have characteristics of the broom parent or is it more of a gamble that it could also look like the normal tree?


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Thanks Rob and Garen!

Brooms seeds can produce both dwarf and normal types. I'm hoping for dwarves!

Harvested a few more cones this past weekend, here is mini-cone.
evermore cone photo P9078650.jpg

Seedling this morning.
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Good work Sluice.

I use surgical spirit from any pharmacy to get resin off my fingers.


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"Seedling this morning"

What's all that white stuff in the pot and on the seedling??

"I use surgical spirit from any pharmacy to get resin off my fingers"

A dab of butter is much better, as it doesn't evaporate before you've finished. Even a tiny bit of butter will dissolve off a lot of resin - rub it into the resin for a minute or two, wipe off with kitchen paper, then normal soap and water.


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