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mdvaden
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject: The Redwood Guy from Oregon Returns Reply with quote

Hello. I registered years ago but decided to reintroduce myself since a lot of time has passed. Although I'm in Oregon, I enjoyed reading this forum as mush as several others in the states. For a few years I really took a hard break from forums while exploring for redwoods and learning portraiture. Now I seem to have the urge again to browse forums. It is a disappointment though, that several nice garden forums have gone by the wayside. A couple of arborist forums too. Maybe it's the Facebook influence. But I always felt that this kind of forum was an ideal way to share garden info because ti's categorized and easy to track information.

Anyhow, I'm married, 4 children are out on their own with 3 married. We have 4 dogs. Just moved to southern Oregon with a mostly blank slate yard ready for a small garden in front. Your Ireland climate isn't much different from ours here, one of the reasons I first started reading here years ago.

I explore redwood forest about every 3 weeks. Lots of photos to share at my website's website's main redwood page and menu.

Cheers,

M. D. Vaden



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning photos and some very interesting tree info. I can see me picking your brains about pruning my geriatric apple trees.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back again.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue Deacon wrote:
Stunning photos and some very interesting tree info. I can see me picking your brains about pruning my geriatric apple trees.


I find apple hard to explain without someone standing next-to while I explain, but I have a few ideas. We had apple at the home we moved from, but in this new location I just planted fig and Italian plum. There's scores of orchards around here of apple, pear and peaches. I may trade the other fruits for apples.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I know all about the THEORY of pruning apple trees, it's just the trees haven't read the same books. Laughing

I have no problems pruning roses and other shrubs and trees, but the 80 year old apples are a horrible tangle of branches with the healthiest ones being the most tangled!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that is what you call a days work, and no chainsaw.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes! There's a bit of kindling there then. Don't think I'd have the confidence to hang around for ages to have my picture taken.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see a new contributor to the forum. Welcome. I'll look at your website later, im on a bus and coverage is dodgy.
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