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plants available to be dug up or grafts taken

From: Anita M.
Sent on: Friday, August 24, 2012 12:54 PM
I am not making this a meetup but do want to let people know that there are plants available this weekend on a lot which is going to be built on in the very, very near future (four houses).  They were supposed to show up today to cut trees but that is not happened so we think that probably won't happen until next week. The property is in West Seattle on 32nd Ave SW a little north of Juneau.  Look for the red Javier Morales sign out front.  The builder has given permission to remove any plants from the stakes out front 70 feet back.  If you want to double check with the person who lives next door and has been in touch with the builder call Roberta Sherwood at[masked] though she will not always be available.

The alders in the front were supposed to be taken down today but when we met next door this morning that had not yet happened so we figure things are fair game at least until Monday.

Here is a description someone wrote up about what's there:

This site is located off of 32nd and Juneau in West Seattle. The site will begin demolition THIS WEEK.  We have the opportunity to save some of the plants on the site. If you want to come by and dig some up or take some cuttings show up at _________. After that the site will no longer be accessible.
We do not have extra pots for transplanting or transporting the plants so plan ahead and bring some if you can. Also bring your own tools as we do not have enough to go around. We expect that the salvaging process will not take very long, maybe an hour and a half so show up early.
Some of the things available:
Apple trees- many. They are too big to transplant whole. Consider taking cuttings if you are skilled in grafting. Unknown variety but they are orchard apples.
Grapes- 7 canes of an unknown species, they may be part of the same plant. The plant is overgrown. If you can root a vine go for it. Otherwise we will be digging the canes up.
Pear tree- small but bearing brown fruits. Maybe 5 years old. Perhaps 8’ tall.
Plums- too big to transplant, may work better as cuttings.
Raspberries-[masked] many are new shoots. We do not have pots to transport them in.
Roses- wild roses and a domesticated one of unknown use. Pink.
Stones- many medium sized stones.
Thimbleberries- about a dozen shoots.
Alde r- About fifteen 30’ trees will be felled and cut up. We are not sure how or if they are to be processed but they will be available if spoken for. A few people have expressed interest in them as firewood, mulch and starter material for mushroom growing.
There may be additional plants on the site that we overlooked so feel free to wander around and find them. Please ask one of us if they are ok to take though. If you can bring containers to transport them in, please do. For planting soil we will be using the soil on site. You may have better soil elsewhere but this soil should keep the roots happy for the trip. We do not have any rooting hormone. Bring it if you have it.

Anita Manuel

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