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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:15 pm 
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Hey Folks,

It’s Spring in Seattle and the dogwoods are in bloom. The Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nutallii) is endemic to the west coast and is sadly threatened, in part, due to a fungal epidemic of Athracnose (Discula sp.) . Pacific Dogwood is an old growth understory plant* and like others of its type is also threatened by over harvest of old growth forests and modern logging practices. The good news is that fungal resistant cultivars are being bred which will help reduce the spread of the disease.

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*Yes, this tree is over sixty feet tall but compared to a mature douglas fir or western red cedar that is an understory plant.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:58 am 
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Beautiful, Tom. We included three dogwoods in our landscaping, each a different variety. They add a lot of interest and beauty to the garden.

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Gotta love a blooming dogwood. Here in PA about 25 years ago they got some kind of blight and it was said in 10 years they would all be gone. Some people had them treated to try to save them. The good news is while we lost some, most survived and thrived and there are many in the suburban neighborhoods around here that are very mature. Breath taking when they all bloom..........soon here.

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