I don't know of anyone doing it.... most of the proper places for collecting get snowed or rained out this time of year.... many of them are already under several feet of snow...
So in principle the only thing thatd stop me from collecting right now would be snow? Trees would be ok with being collected while theyre frozen?
Andy Smith (Golden Arrow Bonsai) collects in the winter if the ground is not frozen. There was just a thread by Grouper regarding just collecting on Vancouver Island. I tried it last winter as we had a very late freeze, the tree died. The trees are going or pretty much dormant so in theory I think it's fine. Where I live it's a short window of being dormant and not completely frozen.
Good luck I'd say go for it, report back.
There was just a thread by Grouper regarding just collecting on Vancouver Island.
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