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Best Place for Driftwood, Sacramento Area???

Hey guys, I was wondering what your guy's places were/are for finding/buying good driftwood. My mom has taken my 3 favorite pieces (I told her that they can be her mother's day gift). Now I need to find some for my tank/tanks I plan to setup. Sacramento Area preferred, but I can go to areas within about an hour of Sac if needed. These pieces are for 10 gallons and smaller, but I can break down big pieces as well.
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I'm not certain they'd be safe for an aquarium, but there's a really nice guy who sells driftwood at the Sacramento reptile show every year. The show isn't until September, though.
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Easily Tom Barr, I forgot his name on here but you can also reach him on his forum on the barrreport.com


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Ok... hmmm I think his name was plantbrain on here wasn't it??? Ill be sure to ask him. About where in Sac is he located if you remember?
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isnt there a forrest or something up north? i remember someone making a thread with pics of their manzanita trip somewhere up north to collect manzanita's.

and like other said u can contact tombarr on here to buy some manzanita. price is steep. but if u dont mind the high price. he's the guy to go to on here.
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+1 for Tom (plantbrain), he has the best manzanita by far of anyone I have seen to date.


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All you guys gotta do is get on 80 and go east. It's all over as soon as you get into the hills. The better stuff is at higher elevation but it's pretty easy to find. Where ever there's a big patch of it, you'll find a lot that's dead.

Shoot, it covers half the landscape up here.

Keep in mind that it's rattlesnake season soon if not already. So...
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All you guys gotta do is get on 80 and go east. It's all over as soon as you get into the hills. The better stuff is at higher elevation but it's pretty easy to find. Where ever there's a big patch of it, you'll find a lot that's dead.

Shoot, it covers half the landscape up here.

Keep in mind that it's rattlesnake season soon if not already. So...
Ok, but is it legal to collect drift wood over there???

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Lots of Manzanita, rattlesnakes, poison oak and confusion. You can collect some manzanita in some places but it's really hard to find proper issue. There are some types that are endangered and the laws on those are pretty strict. It's usually safest to ask rangers/law enforcement in the area.
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Folsom park has a driftwood problem every spring because of the dam. Go there and ask the rangers, they should allow you pick some from the beach.
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The mouths of streams and rivers entering into reservoirs tend to be good collecting areas. You could also check along the river up by Auburn.
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