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Monroe Washington Area = Manzanita?

Hi, I am looking for some free wood for a couple tanks preferably Manzanita but any hardwoods like oak would probably work also.

I have been unable to locate bushes or trees locally that might have some medium to large branches I could acquire.

Anyone who lives close to this area know where I can get some? Funding is not available to purchase the wood I require that's why I am going hunting.

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I'm a bit north of you, Camano Island.
Forget Oak - you're not in California. Best local wood is an old, seasoned Western Red Cedar root - I'm soaking a piece right now. It's perfectly safe, just make sure it's an old, long exposed piece.
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I'm a bit north of you, Camano Island.
Forget Oak - you're not in California. Best local wood is an old, seasoned Western Red Cedar root - I'm soaking a piece right now. It's perfectly safe, just make sure it's an old, long exposed piece.
Where's a good place to go hunting for that type of wood? Do you happen to have a photo of the actual tree?

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Here's a piece but it's been coated with something. A well weathered piece will be light grey/tan. If you break a piece off and smell it, it will still smell like cedar. No worries - that's what will keep it from rotting.

One characteristic is the anastomosis of the root system. You'll notice the roots branching off, then growing back into each other. One of the things that makes it look great as a driftwood piece in a fishtank.

Because I take care of parks around here, I have access to it once in a while. Even then though, an old fallen cedar tree is no the most common thing.
If I had extra laying around I'd tell you to come and grab it. I'll keep my eye out since I know you're in need. As far as looking yourself, probably the beaches are the best place - and hope to find a small enough piece to carry away. It will take some diligence, maybe some luck.

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Thanks Jim!

I don't drive as I am disabled but I can get around with others on occasions like going on outings for wood and rocks(something else I need).

Let me know if you get something that looks all gnarly and such. I might just be able to pay for some shipping from you to me. You can PM me if you like when(and if) you do get some in the future. Not a super rush here...

Again Thanks.

P.S. I am needing this for a 60tall and 46Bow.

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