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What are the benefits of Misting?

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Yenling:
Specifically I'm wondering about this questions in regards to collected N. American Junipers

I have heard a lot of people tell me to mist newly collected trees, esp if they have weak root systems.  I'm really wondering how much actual benefit there is in doing this? How much water are these Junipers able to take in through their foliage?  

Also, how often should you mist more established trees?  Are there any other benefits to misting?  I currently just use a regular old spray bottle, will this work just as good as a mister?   

Thank you,    

John Kirby:
It is not the water they take in, it is the reduction in rate of loss.

Yenling:
Oh interesting. Does Boon regularly mist his established trees?

John-
Congratulations on Graduating and finishing Boon's Intensive's.  IMO that's an amazing accomplishment and very respectable.  IMO that the best certification you can get in the U.S.  That western juniper you guys bent and finished styling looks great!

MatsuBonsai:

--- Quote from: Yenling on November 04, 2009, 01:32 PM ---John-
Congratulations on Graduating and finishing Boon's Intensive's.  IMO that's an amazing accomplishment and very respectable.  IMO that the best certification you can get in the U.S.  That western juniper you guys bent and finished styling looks great!

--- End quote ---

Wrong John, but thanks.  ;)

(I'm assuming you meant me, since Kirby graduated some time ago)

Yenling:
Whoops, yes well congratulations to both of you!

do you mist your junipers?

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