Author Topic: Airlayered Blaauw's Juniper  (Read 1967 times)

Dirk

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Airlayered Blaauw's Juniper
« on: August 13, 2012, 06:35 AM »
In April 2011 I did a first attempt to airlayer my juniper, just above some ugly roots that went on one side of the tree, straight down into the soil.
Nothing happend for a year. So next April (2012) I removed more of the wood from the ringwound with my knob cutter, applied fresh rooting powder and new soaked sphagnum moss.
Now more and more tips of roots are poking through the mesh.
I've been searhing this forum to find out when to separate the tree from its old roots.

It's the end of summer allready, there's hardly any growth above the ground anymore, I suspect there's lots of growth of roots.
Does my tree require extra winter protection (It never needed any!!) because of the newly grown roots?

Please can anyone comment?

Dirk
 

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Re: Airlayered Blaauw's Juniper
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 12:52 PM »
I think now would be a good time to separate the tree from its old roots. Be aware, however, that you must guy wire the tree to its new pot and NOT wire it as usual by its new roots yet. The new roots are very fragile and will remain so until next spring. They will lignify during the rest of the summer and, especially, this coming fall.
 

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Re: Airlayered Blaauw's Juniper
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 01:32 PM »
If you have somewhere that you can protect it, I'd wait until next spring to separate it.  You'll likely need to protect it even if you sever it now/this fall.
 

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Re: Airlayered Blaauw's Juniper
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 09:20 PM »
Thanks for this posting.   This is a good technique that deserves to be used more, and you seem to have done a nice job!
 

Dirk

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Re: Airlayered Blaauw's Juniper
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 02:47 AM »
Thanks for your comments!
The message is, I guess, as allways, don't rush it.

Dirk