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Usnea gathering info

Posted by Dreygan none (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 10, 14 at 12:06

I am trying to find a good place to gather usnea lichen. I keep reading how sensitive it is to air pollution, but don't know how far I need to be for it to be ok. I found a place that seems pretty good but it's only about 5 minutes outside of a somewhat busy suburban area. Had to hike to the back side of a small lake before I found much but could still hear some cars in the distance. I'm thinking this is probably not far enough but not sure what kind of radius I should be looking at.

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RE: Usnea gathering info

probably depends on lots of factors, just do the best you can, the cleaner the better as you know. trees and water make a nice filter for dust and fumes. tincture in high proof alcohol for best results. good luck!

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