Found a betula glandulosa.

berzerkules

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Look at them catkins.
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Found it just along that treeline on the right.
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Here's a bonus willow.
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And some cuttings.
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Idk how many people get to see these birch so I figured I'd share. This thing was difficult to get a good picture of the whole tree since it was surrounded by willows, vetch and grass. Honestly, I rarely see glandulosa. I see a lot more betula Nana but those only grow about 3 feet max and not up to 9-10 feet like glandulosa. It's a cool species of dwarf birch with tiny leaves and unusual brown bark so I've been looking for some to collect. Unfortunately, this one is uncollectable but I did get 30 cuttings. I've only done 2 cuttings and 2 air layers of birch and they all took so I'm fairly optimistic that I'll get at least a few to root.
 
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Sweet find!
I was pretty excited when I found it even though I knew I couldn't collect. I just don't see many of them. I was out on a walk with the kids and they were definitely not as enthusiastic as I was. I had to go back out after we took them home so I could get some pics. Worth the bike ride to spend an hour inspecting a cool tree without the constant "are you done yet dad? I'm getting bored."
 

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I found some collectable glandulosa in a meadow (formally a creek bed) at ~11,000 feet in Colorado. The brown bark is one of its charm. This clump was in some thick moss - possibly sphagnum. I just cleaned it up a bit. Not need to replant it as the moss covered the roots completely for the most part. With the right pot and a little tiding, this material is good to go. Just need to survive the winter!
 

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Bag those betula cuttings!!!!

They have a less-than-average strike rate!



Whoops!!!

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How'd they do?
 

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I found some collectable glandulosa in a meadow (formally a creek bed) at ~11,000 feet in Colorado. The brown bark is one of its charm. This clump was in some thick moss - possibly sphagnum. I just cleaned it up a bit. Not need to replant it as the moss covered the roots completely for the most part. With the right pot and a little tiding, this material is good to go. Just need to survive the winter!
I have a glandulosa clump I'm hoping makes it through winter too.

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Bag those betula cuttings!!!!

They have a less-than-average strike rate!



Whoops!!!

Older post...

How'd they do?
Pretty sure the cuttings failed.

About a month after I took those cuttings I had to leave to work for a few weeks. I had my oldest water my plants while I was gone but didn't want to ask him to take care of cutting too. It's a little more involved than just soak all the trees every day or so. I left them in a little greenhouse thing and they weren't desiccated or moldy when I got back but it didn't look promising.

I'll try again next year earlier than July since I now know where more than a few glandulosa are located.
 
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