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.
For the latest news and information on madrone,
This research is supported by the USDA Forest Service
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