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Jason E

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Western Juniper
« on: July 06, 2014, 12:43 PM »
Hello All,
Here is a Western Juniper that I acquired at this years annual auction here in Seattle. Bidding stalled out very low so I raised my paddle and won it for a song.
It is a collected tree that has been worked on w/ boon for a number of years here in Seattle.
I might make a grafting project out of this one as the foliage has yet to tighten up much in our climate.

Jason
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 04:20 AM »
Another nice one.

Id like to see it with this foilage tighter. The colors work nice together.
I think you can pull it off.

Any thoughts on the deadwood?
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 09:21 AM »
Great tree!

I really like the naturalistic character of the deadwood as it appears to be now.
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 09:48 AM »
Has it been worked since the auction ...or are you saying that it wasn't bid on in THAT state?
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 09:59 AM »
Has it been worked since the auction ...or are you saying that it wasn't bid on in THAT state?

lol
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 08:06 PM »
Nice.  I really like Western Junipers.  Any idea why such lackluster bidding?  Looks good in 2D.
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 08:33 PM »
Wow!  That looks like a good one to me!  If THAT didn't draw any bids, there must have been some incredible trees in the auction!
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 09:01 PM »
winner winner chicken dinner!
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 11:10 PM »
Thanks everyone for the replies. Not sure why this one went so cheap?
 I haven't done anything to it other than clean up the deadwood a bit.
We had over 80 trees this year, a lot of nice trees. Some nice trees went low and some surprised you at going so high.



 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 05:34 AM »
Do you see  Many Western/Sierra Junipers in the area? They really seem to like warm/hot dry summers of the mountains and high desert environments. I have a couple in California, not sure how they would fo ungrafted here in the fungus belt.
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 11:03 AM »
Michael Hagedorn has a couple in Portland that seem to have done well for him. I don't know about any others though.
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2014, 08:14 AM »
Hi Dan, Portland and where Michael lives has very dry summers, at least very low humidity. And almost no rain between Early May and October-november. I went to High School about 40 Miles from Portland. Those of us in Humid places have irher issues to deal with.
 

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Re: Western Juniper
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2014, 02:21 PM »
Do you see  Many Western/Sierra Junipers in the area? They really seem to like warm/hot dry summers of the mountains and high desert environments. I have a couple in California, not sure how they would fo ungrafted here in the fungus belt.

not really. A fair amount of RMJ though, with mixed results on foliage quality. That may be just the difference in individual plants, not environment. They do have a bit more heat South in Portland area,  the PNW is actually one of the drier places in the country this time of year, believe it or not.