Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar)

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  1. Gremlinchode

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    I found a deal for 1000 seeds for aprox 14.00 USD. In places That I researched they say that competitor growth will not effect the growth of trees as long as soil remains moist. My problem is there is an area of non native grass that has grown aprox 6 ft tall and died (laid down matted) with new growth coming through. My question is do you think there will be a reasonable rate of success If I Physically plant the seeds 1/4 in deep in the moist soil after scarification? It seemed worth a shot and at a good value compared to buying seedlings.
     
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    Acorn germination vid just for fun.
     
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    Seeds in pots, I spent 325.00 usd on 50 1 gal western red cedars, and planted them. I took the seeds I had previously ordered and planted as many as I could in the pots from the nursery and ones I scrounged up. Not sure what will happen but keepin my hopes up. Richies pictures 006.JPG Richies pictures 007.JPG
     
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    Good luck! Trees are awesome!
     
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    Wow, great stuff you are working on Gremlinchode!
     
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    I Sure hope they survive, I am by no means good at horticulture or biology but have done a little research. I read dear feed on the leaves on the foliage of the red cedar, I just hope they don'g go over kill this winter and destroy them. I ordered 10 giant sequoia seedlings that I am waiting on and hope to have some success there soon. Ill post pictures when there get here. But here is what they advertised on giant-sequoia.com.
     

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    Cool thread:super:
    I'd imagine the deer would level saplings given the chance. Wooden posts and sturdy wire mesh will keep them safe.
     
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    More than 200 fungi are found on western redcedar. I just read that and was surprised so I thought I would share it. (found under section: Damaging Agents-3rd paragraph down.) http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/Volume_1/thuja/plicata.htm



    I failed to get pictures of the giant sequoias, They arrived at the post office at the end of the day so I rushed to plant them before the new work week. It was raining pretty good so I figured it would save me the step of watering them.
     
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    Fantastic! I love trees! How are the sequoia trees doing?
     
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    They are doing great so far! There has been so much rain for them. Soon I will post some pictures!
     
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    Wonderful! I will try planting one of these this spring. I hope it does ok here in Nebraska. I'm sure I'll have to baby it for awhile, to keep it well watered.
     
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    I have had a heck of a time getting my hands on a camera even though we have quite a few. I live in a house full of girls (different ages) and they seem to take over those type of things.
     
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    Still no signs of seedlings....
     
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    No red cedar seedlings, you mean? I ordered and planted 2 giant sequoia trees! They look as if they are doing ok. One was just 12" and the other was a nice 30". I'll try to get pics up if I manage to remember.
     
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    Yes the potted ones so far are only sprouting weeds! That is awesome to hear about the Sequoias you planted. I hope hope they get huge.
     
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    Here is some pictures finally, it has been a busy year for me, Lots of failures and some success and some hanging on for dear life! The potted baby sequoias I had to relocate due to saturated ground that was not wet in the summer. The pots are just to see if i can get them to survive because their roots were completely under water for aprox 1 week and prior the soil was getting mucky for some time. Lots of fails in western red cedar planting estimate aprox 80% loss out of 50 trees planted.
     

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    And a little more of some baby sequoias and blue oyster!
     

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