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#294137 - 11/09/19 05:44 PM How To Remove Cactus Spines
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Brian Brandt

#294138 - 11/09/19 07:57 PM Re: How To Remove Cactus Spines [Re: brandtb]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7151
Loc: southern Cal
Cacti are the downside of the desert landscape, but they can be managed (usually avoidance is the best way).

I was amused at the reference to "Saguaro National forest." There is no NF with that name. The author probably meant Saguaro National Park, near Tucson,AZ.

I dubbed Wednesday as "Festerday"because that was when the cactus spines I had acquired on a weekend hike usually could be scraped off my skin.

Prickly Pear and other cacti are not confined to the desert. The biggest patch of prickly pear I ever encountered is in Channel islands National Park, southern california.
Geezer in Chief

#294140 - 11/10/19 12:07 AM Re: How To Remove Cactus Spines [Re: brandtb]
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Totally useless info re "Saguaro National forest" It used to be Saguaro National Monument, but was made a National Park in 1994. And, there's two separate "districts," East and West, essentially separated by the city of Tucson.
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