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Cedar Branches

Discussion in 'Habitat and Exhibit' started by 7WSM, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. 7WSM

    7WSM New Member

    I was wondering where to find realistic faux red cedar trees or limbs for mounts in regions like mine where there a tons of eastern red cedars. Or can a person freeze dry actual limbs?
    Thank you,
  2. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    On cedar, I would harvest several limbs and let the air dry for a while. Cedar holds its bark really well. I use it in habitat often. The rule of thumb on drying without further shrinkage on lumber is 1" per year. A 2" limb would require about 2 years to dry outside. The process can be greatly accelerated by bringing them into a climate controlled area.

  3. 7WSM

    7WSM New Member

    Thank you for the reply! I wasn’t very clear, I actually want the greenery from the evergreen (cedar) or cut 1-3 ft tall seedlings and put them with bobcat mounts. Cedar foliage needles drys out and turns brown I didn’t know if any of you knew how to preserve them?