Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Simple Question
- Another thing you have to consider. Most trees, plants and shrubs are very well guardedwhen it comes to importing foreign plant material.There are a lot of Maples, Oaks, and pines that are very close to their European Cousins.A little research will go a long way in finding a wood that will match eruopean woods.Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs, An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Michael A. Dirr is a goodplace to start. It is one book any good gardener can't live without....grin. Most libraries willhave a copy on hand.Hope this helps.Cairistiona----- Original Message -----From: donat0Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 8:31 PMSubject: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Simple QuestionThanks, I guess its not a european native, as I was hoping. I guess
I won't be able to claim its very authentic then... Its a pity
because I have a round of perfectly symetrical rings (Boxelder has a
red discoloration on the inner parts) and I am going to cut the
cross section, woodburn it, and finish it with the bark intact for a
rustic hnefatafl board. I may even add leggs and create a stool.
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> Acer negundo is native to the United States and Canada--Zones 2-
9. There might be a similar variety in Europe. It is not a highly
recommended variety in its native varieties, but some of the new
cultivars have promise in the home landscape.
> It is also a wood that is subject to breakage, insects and
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> Is Boxelder Maple (Acer negundo) native to period locales??
> Thanks all, I have some in good condition and a friend clamoring
> wooden gameboard. There were no hits on a posting search, and
> only showed American habitats... but often they don't bother
> european counterparts.