Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Cow Pie’

About Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Cow Pie’: We were driving a neglected dirt road in a forest of Grand fir and Doug fir on the south side of Rimrock Lake in search of conifer oddities. Instead we ran in to a woods roaming bodacious bovine! But in fact, that is not really an uncommon sight in the forests of the lower Cascade mountains of Eastern Washington, where we have encountered cute cows on numerous occasions. What made it special this time, was a nearby broom in the shape of a cow pie!

Surprise! Cascade cow!
That wasn’t me !!!
Doug fir 'Cow Pie' broom
How did that Cow Pie get up in that tree???
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Cow Pie' broom, harvested in November 2020.
A Cow Pie (broom) in the front yard

We harvested Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Cow Pie’ in late November 2020, and we are anxiously awaiting to see if the new grafts will push this coming Spring! That will really stink if they don’t take!

Success! Spring push, 2022! (second push for ‘Cow Pie’)