The ecological and silvicultural importance of snowbrush,
Ceanothus velutinus, in the areas west of the summit of the Oregon
Cascades was studied. Particular attention has been given its nitrogen-
fixing ability under both field and greenhouse conditions.
On west slopes of the Oregon Cascades snowbrush occurs above
2, 500 feet...
The primary intent of this study was to clarify the role of the
endophyte in the Ceanothus symbiosis.
A technique utilizing a 20 percent solution of H₂O₂ was developed
which allowed the isolation of a Streptomyces sp. from the root
nodules of some Ceanothus species. Further characterization suggested