[NAFEX] cedar sawdust/shavings

Richard O'Barr aatopgunaa at mindspring.com
Mon Jun 2 20:42:06 EDT 2003


Pecan Grafts work better when stored in cedar shavings. It seems to kill
fungi and maybe even scale?
                                                                 TG
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 7:13 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] cedar sawdust/shavings


> Hi,
>
> My grape arbor is made from split cedar rails, that were 100 years old
> when I built it 4 years ago.  There is still not any rot on the portions
> of cedar rail sunk into the ground.
>
> Cedar is very slow to break down around here. (smile)
>
> Later,
> Tom
>
> --
> Southwest Ontario
> Canada Hardiness Zone 6a
> (similar to US zone 5)
>
> On Thu, 29 May 2003, Lon J. Rombough wrote:
>
> > It's not any worse than other conifer shavings, but it's slow to break
down.
> > I've used it mixed with manure and found that cedar shavings were still
> > visible in the mix long after similar mixes with other woods had broken
> > down.
> > -Lon Rombough
> > Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
> > http://www.bunchgrapes.com
> >
> > From: "bert dunn" <helbert at idirect.com>
> > Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 19:46:49 -0400
> > To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Subject: [NAFEX] cedar sawdust/shavings
> >
> >
> > hello all
> > I have been offered cedar shaving by the bag
> > I thought I had read that cedar is toxic to plants
> > Any thoughts?
> > Thank you in advance         Bert
> >
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