Welcome to the WSU madrone research website. Here you will find information on
- General information on propagating madrone, its ecology, Champion trees, diseases and insect pests.
- Pacific madrone in the news
- Distribution of Pacific madrone - photos and maps showing the distribution of Pacific madrone and types of environments where it can be found.
- The seed collection - locations where seed has been collected, seed available for experiments and plantings.
- Data - from research projects on genetic variation, disease resistance, and more.
- Instructions for collecting seed and submitting information to the database.
Common garden plantings have been established in each of California, Oregon, and Washington states, with a site planned for Vancouver Island, BC, in 2013. Read more about the project here. First year measurements are being taken this fall/winter.
The Sprague site has been measured.
A serious foliar blight affected Pacific madrone in 2011. Read about it here. We would like more information about how these trees are doing one year later in 2012 . As before, send your descriptions and photos. For more information, click here.
We are setting up a mailing list to keep people informed about this project. If you would like to be on it, email Marianne.
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This research is supported by the USDA Forest Service
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