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Grafted Port Orford Cedars
Posted: Feb-29-2004 at 10:50am
I watched the Mike Darcy show this morning. Parts of it were reruns, which was a good thing for me. I had seen the original show (aired in October I think) featuring Peace of Mind nursery, a great conifer nursery in West Linn, but I missed the info about what root stock they used for Port Orford cedars, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, to battle the root rot they are so prone to. The answer is . . . drum roll, please . . . Thuja occidentalis aka Arborvitae. I have lusted after POs for some years but the fear of root rot (what would that phobia be called?) kept me from purchasing any. Peace of Mind has given me peace of mind. I can't wait to purchase some of the delectable varieties they offer. Hmmmmm, decisions, decisions. LOL
Posted: Feb-29-2004 at 11:04am
Posted: Mar-01-2004 at 11:00pm
This is good news, thanks for sharing it. Unfortunately I have 7 mature (40-50') Port Orfords... one of which recently bit the dust. What a shock to see such a beautiful healthy tree start to lighten in color, then go completely brown I have my fingers crossed that the others will stick around for a while, but I am resigned to the fact that I will probably eventually lose them. Beautiful trees and they did great during the January ice storm!
Posted: Mar-04-2004 at 12:31am
Eeek, say it ain't so, Debbie! LOL. Thanks for the giggle.
Sunny, I'm sorry to hear that you lost one of your lovely Port Orfords. How sad. I hope the rest stay healthy.