Spring collecting season is upon us and it seems like all of the forest service offices are shut down and not issuing transplant permits. Too bad, because social isolation means a lot of extra time for me and it would be a great activity with no one else around!
Does anyone have any resources they suggest or are willing to lend out? I’ve consumed a lot of what’s available online (blog/forum posts, Ryan Neil‘s videos/podcasts with Randy Knight and Backcountry Bonsai, Andy Smith and Larry Jackal's books, Nick Lenz' book that the club has in its library). One item I'd like to borrow is a CD/DVD that Andy Smith made many years ago (2006?), if anyone has it.
this one's been barely hanging on for a while....
so many cool trees out there...
Oh! And I have the DVD from Andy. If there isn't anyone nearby to lend you a copy let me know and I'll drop in the mail.
Hi @Matt Wright ,
You might try contacting them by email or phone. I don't know if they'll bother with extra steps but it's worth a try. My State Forester is sending permits by mail. I haven't tried BLM yet, and I probably won't bother with FS until they re-open as our office gives me a headache even in person... lol.
If you know any State or BLM property with potential you might get in touch with the Forester directly to see if they would be willing to work through the mail.