Rail City Garden Center

★★★☆☆
"Making Beautiful Gardens Come Alive!"
  • 1720 Brierley Way

    Sparks, NV 89434

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  • 775-355-1551

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Dear Susan:
The Aptos Blue is a Coastal Redwood native to the warm, moist, acidic
climate around San Francisco & the Bay Area; best grown in a temperature Zone 7-9.
Our winters are colder (Zone 5). The climate is much less humid;
and soils are for the most part alkaline.
So, at best; the Aptos Blue is marginal for this area. In order
to help you further you need to call us and we'll play 20 questions
as to the "browning", etc.
The Sequoia commonly planted locally is Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia).
Please call either Marjorie or Rich for additional help and info -
besides being arborists; we are both certified nursery workers and Master Gardeners.
Our # at the office is 775-972-8329.
Sincerely,
Rich and Marjorie Gwyn - Gwyn's Tree Service - Reno, NV

Hi Susan,
From the photo you sent me it certainly looks like the tree is dead.
Is the foliage brittle or just brown? The name "sempervirens" means evergreen,
so it's not living up to its name. I am attaching a document with information
on this tree species. I do know that there are a couple Sequoia sempervirens
growing at Idlewild Park, but I don't know if they are the Aptos Blue variety.
According to the USDA zoning chart, Reno is a zone 6, the recommendation for
this tree is 7 to 8. If this tree had the right microclimate and growing
conditions it could potentially survive. However, it will probably never
thrive since it is a coastal tree that likes moist air. The Reno soils are
also not ideal since they tend to be alkaline and have low organic matter,
this tree prefers acidic, loamy soils. Overall, not ideal for this area.
Liz

Susan
I just found a good resource for you - go to www.moananursery
I would call them and ask for John.... I talked to him..... he is a certified
nurseryman and an arborist and knows his stuff. He said that the coast redwoods
will def. not grow there.
He mentioned a few choices that sounded good and I can tell he knows his stuff.
Keep me posted.
Rod

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Dear Susan:
The Aptos Blue is a Coastal Redwood native to the warm, moist, acidic
climate around San Francisco & the Bay Area; best grown in a temperature Zone 7-9.
Our winters are colder (Zone 5). The climate is much less humid;
and soils are for the most part alkaline.
So, at best; the Aptos Blue is marginal for this area. In order
to help you further you need to call us and we'll play 20 questions
as to the "browning", etc.
The Sequoia commonly planted locally is Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia).
Please call either Marjorie or Rich for additional help and info -
besides being arborists; we are both certified nursery workers and Master Gardeners.
Our # at the office is 775-972-8329.
Sincerely,
Rich and Marjorie Gwyn - Gwyn's Tree Service - Reno, NV

Hi Susan,
From the photo you sent me it certainly looks like the tree is dead.
Is the foliage brittle or just brown? The name "sempervirens" means evergreen,
so it's not living up to its name. I am attaching a document with information
on this tree species. I do know that there are a couple Sequoia sempervirens
growing at Idlewild Park, but I don't know if they are the Aptos Blue variety.
According to the USDA zoning chart, Reno is a zone 6, the recommendation for
this tree is 7 to 8. If this tree had the right microclimate and growing
conditions it could potentially survive. However, it will probably never
thrive since it is a coastal tree that likes moist air. The Reno soils are
also not ideal since they tend to be alkaline and have low organic matter,
this tree prefers acidic, loamy soils. Overall, not ideal for this area.
Liz

Susan
I just found a good resource for you - go to www.moananursery
I would call them and ask for John.... I talked to him..... he is a certified
nurseryman and an arborist and knows his stuff. He said that the coast redwoods
will def. not grow there.
He mentioned a few choices that sounded good and I can tell he knows his stuff.
Keep me posted.
Rod

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The billing address was incorrect, but the service itself has been very good. I hired Rail City to do snow removal at my mother's home. She says they've done a very good job, being very quiet in the mornings, for example. For me, it is a little on the expensive side, but I feel better not having my mom shovel her own driveway.

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★★★★★

The billing address was incorrect, but the service itself has been very good. I hired Rail City to do snow removal at my mother's home. She says they've done a very good job, being very quiet in the mornings, for example. For me, it is a little on the expensive side, but I feel better not having my mom shovel her own driveway.

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This garden center has very fresh and varied garden items. Their prices are competetive and the staff is most helpful. The store is well stocked and items on display are maintained well with water and essentials to keep things growing.

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★★★★☆

This garden center has very fresh and varied garden items. Their prices are competetive and the staff is most helpful. The store is well stocked and items on display are maintained well with water and essentials to keep things growing.

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