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nathanbs
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2011, 03:14 PM »

any updates? Do the roots look like they took?
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2011, 03:17 PM »

nevermind i just saw on the other trident thread that you said you were leaving them alone for a while
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bwaynef
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2011, 03:20 PM »

Since this thread really ought to have a link to the other thread:
http://bonsaistudygroup.com/trident-maple-discussion/new-trident-full-of-options/

As mentioned, its just now showing signs of thriving so I haven't messed with the roots any.  I suspect this new vigor is a good sign, though not necessarily indicative that the grafts have taken.
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 12:19 PM »

So, did it work?
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bwaynef
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« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2012, 02:32 PM »

It certainly didn't kill the tree, but in hindsight it was too drastic a reduction.  The tree sulked most of that year and took a little while to get going this past year ...while never getting a full head of steam.  I plan to repot it this spring and hope to be able to tell you that all the grafts took ...or at least that there's an awesome nebari just waiting to grow into its own. 

We'll see.
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bwaynef
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2014, 10:26 AM »

I believe a COUPLE of these grafts may have taken.  I'd recommend this procedure again, but not with such a drastic treatment of the other roots.  THAT made this tree sulk for several months, and didn't really see it growing well the next year either.  It finally got a full head of steam late this past summer. 

I think that the 2 years before it really got going doomed most of these grafts.  On another note, there are several new roots that've grown as a result of the drastic reduction of the other roots though.
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