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Old 04-14-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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Whole Manzanita trees, and other driftwood.


My dad is on a never ending quest to clear manzanita off our land, so in the process of that, I pulled up about 40 of these small dead manzanita trees today. I thought you guys might like them.


These are some of the nicer ones (that fit on the drop cloth).

They range from this cute litte guy who's destined for my 5.5 gallon moss tree scape, at about 8" tops


to the large ones in the back wich are about 2-3' and could easily fill half a 40 breeder.

I also dug out this really cool stump a few days ago that's destined for a 20 gallon low tech. (with some slightly more traditional fare in the background)


And here's some various non-manzanita stuff I think is pretty cool.
The tape measure is 3' for scale
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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this should SO be a for sale thread lol.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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Brush them with wire brush and then soak them for a few days in trash can.
Sell etc. Or keep.

Trim off the really fine branches and roots.

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how tall is that last one in the last pic?? gosh i want it sooo bad!
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:16 PM   #5
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this should SO be a for sale thread lol.
haha, thanks, I've got no idea how to price these guys though. They're also very dirty :P i'll have to see how they stand up to power washing if it's warm enough tomorrow.

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Brush them with wire brush and then soak them for a few days in trash can.
Sell etc. Or keep.

Trim off the really fine branches and roots.

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I've got a power washer actually, but I'm a little hesitant to abuse these guys to much, since they're very delicate. They're pretty much entirely made of fine branches.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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how tall is that last one in the last pic?? gosh i want it sooo bad!
(I missed your post, sorry)

if you're talking about the stump, including that long root it is 24" wide, and about 30" tall.
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doll, think of a number in your head and multiply it by a hundred. I think that's how a lot of the people who pick things up off the ground and then sell them price it
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How I envy u dollface. Very nice.
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OMG is the right dimension i was looking for...you are so lucky...like he said...i envy you. its so freaking hard to find those things here..well i dont know where to look haha
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OMG is the right dimension i was looking for...you are so lucky...like he said...i envy you. its so freaking hard to find those things here..well i dont know where to look haha
Haha, sorry, that stump is claimed, but I might be able to find somthing similar if you'd like.

It may depend on where you are in California, but you may be able to find somthing with a day trip up into the foothills.
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im from LA...i was thinking of hiking on the hill next weekend but the problem is i have no idea which wood/tree is which lol
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im from LA...i was thinking of hiking on the hill next weekend but the problem is i have no idea which wood/tree is which lol
Manzanita trees are pretty easy to pick out, they have bright red bark with pale green leaves. The dead stuff (wich is what you want) is silver/grey, and usually you just pick out whatever looks cool off the ground.
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wana donate me some? lol
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That is some really nice pieces of driftwood.
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I also dug out this really cool stump a few days ago that's destined for a 20 gallon low tech. (with some slightly more traditional fare in the background)
I would love to get a stump like this for my 90 gal corner bowfront. It is exactly what I have been looking for. If you can get one, I would work with you on a price. A stump like this, with the 30" height would stick out of the top of my aqurium and would look so cool! Let me know, would you please!

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