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Sassafras seedings

 
Teresa Wagoner
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Does anyone have access or know where I could buy Sassafras seedings? I want to plant some so I can make my own homemade root beer and tonics.
Thank you!
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Geoff McPherson
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Where are you located? I'm in south-central Kentucky now and grew up in Arkansas (zones 6 and 7, respectively) and sassafras volunteer everywhere here. Basically if there is another tree that I don't mow/graze close enough to, a sassafras tree will emerge there. Evidently they really like nurse trees.

If you live anywhere in the southeastern US, you can probably find them pretty easily. They have several different leaf shapes, often on the same plant, so take your time with the identification. Sometimes they look a little like young wild mulberries here.

You're welcome to come to my place and I'll point some out. You're welcome to all that you are willing to dig up.

Regards,
Geoff
 
Teresa Wagoner
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Hi Geoff,
I live in Portland Oregon so there aren't any native around here. Would you be willing to send me some and I could find you something from the Pacific NW that you've been wanting? I would really appreciate it.
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Geoff McPherson
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I might be willing to try next year. All the leaves are off everything here now, so I wouldn't be able to ID the leafless stems very accurately and I don't want to spend a lot of time digging up plants that may or may not be sassafras. PM me late next summer and I can mark them before the leaves fall off and then we can work something out.
 
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