Lost Orchards of the California Gold Rush

Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by Margot, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Fascinating !
    (Then I clicked in to the real original mcd fries recipe :)

    And Nevada City (named in article) is indeed gold country - an easy drive to Donner Pass

    The soil is dusty red and dry in summer

    I wonder how what this person has catalogued compares with what the apple festival people (used to be at UBC Botanical Garden?) gathered info about (in other words - did any Calif old trees make their way up here — similar climate in Okanagan)

    And lots of people left Calif gold to seek Klondike gold.
     
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    I meant to add as well that with wildfires in the west - US & Canada - I wonder if any of these trees destroyed

    I know a couple of places in Okanagan (BC) where there are some fine old fruit trees off various trails

    I think spread by wildlife (pits in scat / poop)

    As one might find apple trees in odd locations at Coast

    Margot - Vanc Island had a few old settlements up North End of the Island

    And where was Cougar Annie? Is that the oddly projecting Brooks Peninsula?
     

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