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Aug
3
2017

2019 Meeting voucher to be auctioned at 2017 National Meeting

  The Western Region has just donated a plant to the upcoming national meeting auction in Syracuse, NY. It’s the above-pictured Cryptomeria japonica ‘Ryoku Gyoku’. The WR offered this plant, with its distinctive label, as their latest regional meeting in Silverton, OR. Now non-WR members can own this lovely little conifer too. But wait, there’s…

Jun
29
2017

Ghost-Busters: On the trail of the albino redwood

It’s a pale ghost-like tree in the coastal redwood forests. It’s a mutant and very rare. It’s a white-needled tree that would make any gathering of coniferites gasp with excitement. It is also a mystery, although one that is slowly becoming unraveled.   The albino coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) has been observed for 150 years…

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