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Like it. The redwoods here permit only small challengers to their domain, but what a domain. I stay with natives. Manzanita bushes are my favorite.

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So lucky to live near the redwoods. I didn't know about the Manzanita bush. They look lovely. I'm a sucker for anything with mahogany colored bark. Thanks for pointing them out. :^)

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A terrific answer to every climate aware gardener, and one that I tried to answer for my Master Naturalist research presentation. Amazingly, I had essentially the same conclusions, though I thought some nativars might be okay, and that trees happy from 2 zones down to1 zone up should be selected, given their longevity--debatable conclusions. Anyway, I'm really writing to suggest that you start posting to Reddit as many younger people seem to go there for whatever they want to know. And, if you choose to do that, suggest adding a TL:DR (too long; didn't read) as a very short summary and enticement to read a bit more And, of course breaking content into sub-titled sections. A thought or two for your consideration.

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Thanks Tyndall. I'm sure Reddit would be a good idea.

I'm glad to hear you came to similar conclusions. Would be interested to see you presentation someday! I'd love to chat over how you came up with the 2 zones south / 1 zone north rule. Of course debatable. Plans for the unknown are always debatable :^)

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Wonderful post, Pru! Glad you're coming to Izaac Walton next week. You'll see many of these points in action.

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Yes, I'm looking forward to that field trip. :^)

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