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Forbush Flats
updated: Feb 17, 2013, 1:45 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

A subscriber hiked down to Forbush Flats Saturday morning and saw this tree. Can anyone identify if for me?

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 PAMSB agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 01:51 PM

Arbutus menziesii (Pacific madrona, or madrone) is a species of tree in the family Ericaceae, native to the western coastal areas of North America, from British Columbia to California.


 COMMENT 375467P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 02:10 PM

100% for PAMSB


 COMMENT 375507 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 05:47 PM

When my kids were little they called the "Mybutus"


 COMMENT 375521 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 06:50 PM

Thanks!! Knew I could count on edhatters!!


 LIMES agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 07:54 PM

Gotta share this with you. I travelled to Scotland sev yrs ago and came upon the Menzies Castle. Yes! The family castle of Archibald Menzies, whom Arbutus menziesii is named after. Lo and behold, the largest madrone I have ever seen was growing within the walled castle garden!


 COMMENT 375542P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 08:39 PM

LIMES: Cool.


 COMMENT 375557P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-17 10:28 PM

Thanks for sharing, LIMES.


 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 07:43 AM

There were fruit trees (pear and apple, I think) down there, in the 1950s and 60s. We rode our horses through on the way to P-Bar or Mono, it was our rest stop. Haven't been back, are the fruit trees still there?


 COMMENT 375653 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 09:40 AM

Ubiquitous to the Coast Range. Huge specimen at the top of 46 West just before it drops down towards 1. A catherdral of a tree, worth the hike to get to.


 COMMENT 375734 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-18 12:20 PM

The fruit trees, at least the apples, are still there but I've never seen fruit on them.


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