Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

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Are there any places to pick wild mistletoe in Santa Barbara County?

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mtndriver Nov 29, 2018 04:14 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

Yeah, seen a lot of it in the SY Valley especially, but like Z said, bring your ladder! And good balance.

a-1543537799 Nov 29, 2018 04:29 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

Where exactly would that be?
I hear they want their Cap Guns back.

a-1543537430 Nov 29, 2018 04:23 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

Wait for the sycamores to lose their leaves and you might find some in our foothills at higher elevations. As others said, you'll see lots in the valley. Hope that you're a good climber.

REX OF SB Nov 29, 2018 04:24 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

There is mistletoe hanging from the trees over Alisal Road between the Alisal Ranch and Nojoqui Park in the Solvang area. We used to park off the roadway and throw sticks at the mistletoe, which is a great way of dislodging it without having to use a ladder.

Flicka Nov 29, 2018 05:15 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

I've never seen any in the front country. Santa Ynez usually has plenty.

Potif Nov 29, 2018 07:15 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

I have seen it around here in the front country in many places. One area has been along Cathedral Oaks. (Might be some in Tucker's Grove Park, or nearby the school along Cathedral Oaks?) It's easiest to spot when the trees lose their leaves, of course. And many trees are late losing them this year. And it is usually real high. And, FLICKA's right, there is a lot in the Santa Ynez Valley, too.

Becky Nov 29, 2018 05:37 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

I got some (one small sandwich bag full) from trees on Figueroa Mountain years ago, and got a massive scolding from a ranger there, about how taking mistletoe or pinecones from the national forest was a ticketable offense. Thus, I'd advise against getting it from LPNF, if the same grump is still there.

Potif Nov 29, 2018 07:17 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

Might be a problem picking it from along the streets, and/or in parks too?? Not to mention, being easily spotted picking it.

a-1543550377 Nov 29, 2018 07:59 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

As Becky learned, please don’t take it from public property. It is part of the ecosystem. I’ve mainly seen it off Figueroa Mtn. Road.

EastBeach Nov 29, 2018 11:32 PM
Does Mistletoe Grow in SB?

The Wikipedia citation on mistletoe says though it can be a pest, it can also have a positive impact on biodiversity. There is always mistletoe hanging from the oaks in Gaviota State Park near the intersection of the Beach to Backcountry trail and Overlook Fire Rd.

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