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cmswink

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Collected juniper
« on: April 30, 2016, 01:03 PM »
This tree and another were set to be cut down this coming Sunday. I was able to dig one this afternoon and hope to be able to collect the other one tomorrow. Not having a large supply of potting medium or anywhere to aquire the right stuff in a days time I was able to purchase a few large bags of hydro clay pebbles. The tree pictured had the majority of it's feeder roots towards the top of the trunk. I had to make a judgement call and for the top 1/3 layer of soil I used a mix of sphagum, peat, and perlite. All I had on hand. I am glad for this cooler and wet weather we are having in Northwestern Missouri right now.
 

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Re: Collected juniper
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2016, 09:47 PM »
Nice material. Is it well wired across the roots as well? If not would be worth doing.
 

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Re: Collected juniper
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 10:12 PM »
Thank you John. Yes. It's wired very well beneth the soil. The tree is very snug in the box. Can't even budge it at all