Tuesday, May 15, 2012

At the spruce collecting grounds

Was in the mountains to see how the spruce are doing. They are still frozen.


4 comments:

Dave Kirkland said...

Walter, are you planning to collect spruce before or after this years new growth extends?

Walter Pall said...

Dave,

Spruce in the mountains open the buds by beginning of June!! That's a good time to collect there. Down in the flatlands the best time WAS by the end of April.

Walter Pall said...

The best time for spruce is late summer, beginning of Augst in the mountains, middle of August until middle of September. Not later. Spring is fine for most trees. But rather later than earlier. Fro spruce June is fine. It is NOT true that the tree has to be dormant. That's bad, the tree has to be already grwowing.

Walter Pall said...

The best time for spruce is late summer, beginning of Augst in the mountains, middle of August until middle of September. Not later. Spring is fine for most trees. But rather later than earlier. Fro spruce June is fine. It is NOT true that the tree has to be dormant. That's bad, the tree has to be already grwowing.