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Update on CA trip to bristlecone pine forest

By Sara Malone

We’ve updated the information on this trip, which we’ve turned into a rendezvous to accommodate different travel schedules (and modes of transport!) As of this date we have members coming from WA and OR and quite a few driving from the SF Bay Area. Our ringleader is Dan Spear, from Southern CA, and those of…


Visit to Rare Tree Nursery/Conifer Kingdom

By Sara Malone

On September 12th, my blog partner, photographer Janice LeCocq of the ACS SER, along with ACS WSR’s Doug Wilson and Ken Jordan, visited Brent Markus’s Conifer Kingdom (retail) / Rare Tree Nursery (wholesale) in Silverton, OR.  Brent, an enthusiastic and supportive ACS member, runs an impressive, high quality operation that is currently propagating roughly 700…