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Dioramas: Flora & Fauna
Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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Preserving Branches
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British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: May 06, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 07:01 AM UTC
I went outside and clipped a few branches of to use as the wooden part for some trees. Here comes the question....Do I need to do anything to the branches to prevent them from dying out, becoming weak, our changing colour in the future, etc etc ?

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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 08:05 AM UTC
One method that I know of it to place the fresh cut branches, with the leaves still on, into a glass of 2-to-1 water/glycerine mix. When leaf edges darken, remove and hang limbs upside-down in a warm, dark area. Than you can cut off the leaves if you want.