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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2017, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Collected wood locally, can I use?

I went out and collected wood and stone today for an aquascape. I found some really nice twisted dead branches. I'm going to boil them but I would also like to get an ID on them. From my searching I think they are some kind of Rhododendron. I sourced them in a park in Washington, DC. Can anyone ID this shrub/tree?




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I am not 100% sure but I think I read somewhere that rhododendron is poisonous, hopefully someone will know for certain.

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I am not 100% sure but I think I read somewhere that rhododendron is poisonous, hopefully someone will know for certain.
hmm a quick google search says it's poisonous to us but no has indicated its effect on fish. I'm willing to be the guinea pig and get some guppies or something. Still not sure if this is a rhododendron or not.
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It looks like mountain laurel to me.

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