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cmswink

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Juniper rescue
« on: April 28, 2016, 10:11 PM »
These beauties are in danger of being chopped by a chainsaw this coming Sunday. Needless to say I have gained permission to dig them by the homeowner. Scrambling to make boxes and find suitable soil. There is a hydro store near that carries cly pebbles that are no bigger than half inch. Any suggestions would be more than welcome.
 

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Re: Juniper rescue
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 09:05 AM »
I'd plant them in pumice ...possibly topped with a thin layer of sphagnum.  Take your time on this job.  Protect those little roots.  Where are you going to situate these after they're collected?
 

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Re: Juniper rescue
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 08:02 AM »
  I would let them be cut down.
 It will take years to get foliage worked back on those long bare trunks.
 

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Re: Juniper rescue
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 10:12 AM »
That brings up a good point.  It'll be a while before you have foliage where there isn't any ...so if you're counting on foliage that's not there in the design, you need to determine if this will be worth the effort.
 
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Re: Juniper rescue
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 10:45 AM »
I really have nothing but time. Im not bothered by how long it may take to hopefully get new shoots where they are needed. It's worth it to me to try and save atleast one of these rather than see them cut down and thrown in the trash.
 

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Re: Juniper rescue
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 04:48 PM »
Glad you are trying to turn these junipers into a project but its not worth the effort.  "A" for effort! ;)
 

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Re: Juniper rescue
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 01:00 AM »
Definitely not a waste of time. This tree, if it survives, will make a beautiful bunjin one day. Even if it takes fifty years to do so. By then I will be long dead and gone but hopefully one of my five children will show and interest and continue to care for this tree. Its not about having a a show ready prize winning world class tree for me. Its about taking something from nothing and making it wonderous.