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Hello all,

I wanted to see if there are any permies living say within an hour or so drive from Olympia WA that would be okay with me visiting and salvaging some native plants.

For trees I would be looking for small ones a foot tall or less. For shrubs I would also likely be looking for small ones under a foot though a little bigger can work.

Also, looking for willows, red osier dogwood and cottonwood to take cuttings from.

I'm also interested in getting more ferns and salvaging some small herbaceous plants.

Mostly looking for forest and forest edge species at this point.

If you would be okay with me visiting and getting some plants please post on here or send me a message.

My property is mostly open pasture land so I can use almost any forest or forest edge species. Even the common ones like salmon berry and sword ferns for example.

Thanks all!
 
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Hard to say what we have that survived as its under the snow at the moment. Might have some to trade come spring near Maple Valley/Renton.

King and Pierce are having their native plant sales around this time. They didnt have anything I was looking for this year but almost everything on your list was there.
 
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Someone I know once scored a gazillion sword ferns from a construction site where they were going to raze an area to build something. It might make sense to see if a friend of a friend might know an area like that where you could pop in before they bulldoze and save some things.

 
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Thanks to you both for the responses. I have been teaming up with a group called native plant Salvage to get some plants but they only salvage during Feb and March. Would rather get some plants in the fall and sometimes people have areas they want to clear or clean up. Figured it could be beneficial for both.
 
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I'm two+ hours north of you (traffic!) but you're more than welcome to come by. Pretty sure I have cottonwood and sitka willow, as well as a bunch of shrubs (stink currant, salmonberry, blackcap raspberry, red huckleberry, trailing blackberry, red elderberry, sword fern, licorice fern, and lady fern, thimbleberry, oregon grape). TONS of RedCedar and western hemlock trees, too.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I'm two+ hours north of you (traffic!) but you're more than welcome to come by. Pretty sure I have cottonwood and sitka willow, as well as a bunch of shrubs (stink currant, salmonberry, blackcap raspberry, red huckleberry, trailing blackberry, red elderberry, sword fern, licorice fern, and lady fern, thimbleberry, oregon grape). TONS of RedCedar and western hemlock trees, too.



Thank you! That would be great! I will be in touch later on about visiting to get some plants. I could use any of the ones you listed. Likely won't get any until fall but I wanted to start reaching out now so I could make some plans for what to order and what to salvage.

Thanks again!
 
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Sounds good!

I also have nettle you could dig up if you want some, as well native hazelnuts and cascaras if you want/need cuttings of those, too. And, a not-so-tasty variety of Siberian miner's lettuce growing through my woods--you'd probably want a tasty variety, though!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Sounds good!

I also have nettle you could dig up if you want some, as well native hazelnuts and cascaras if you want/need cuttings of those, too. And, a not-so-tasty variety of Siberian miner's lettuce growing through my woods--you'd probably want a tasty variety, though!



Awesome :) I like nettles - just salvaged a couple plants but could use more. I'm experimenting with growing the native hazelnuts from hardwood cuttings just stuck in the ground. I soaked them in willow water first and planted them last October. If it works I'm hoping to get a bunch of cuttings next fall from a variety of sites to increase the genetic diversity of my plants. The cuttings I planted last fall are so far still alive and doing well but I'm not calling it a success unless they make it through the summer.
 
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