Get to Know The Many Kinds Of Manzanitas

Jul 16, 2015

Newcomers to the State of Jefferson often ask about the plant with the green leaves and orange or purple branches, the one that seems to have lost its bark.

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Old-timers ask back: “the tree or the bush?” The tree is the madrone, the bush is manzanita.

And the bush is the star of a new book, Field Guide to Manzanitas, the work of Michael Kauffmann, Tom Parker, and Michael Vasey.

Kauffmann and Parker join us to talk about this exotic and attractive resident of the region.