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Mounting on redwood

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Dave, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Dave

    Dave Active Member Supporting Member

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    Hello all,
    I have some redwood boards left over from project and would like to chop them up and use them for mounts. Are there any issues with redwood? I assume not, because some use redwood bark as a medium, but then again, the redwood itself (as opposed to the bark) has properties that inhibit decay - was wondering if those chemical properties might negatively affect mounted plants. Thanks.
     
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    I have used raw redwood with good success.

    It absorbs more water than many woods - depending of course on the quality of the wood - in this case denser is worse.
     
  3. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    interesting. I would think that it would be too acidic. Maybe that is just the leaves. Like how nothing grows under redwoods for the most part.