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John Kirby

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Atlas Cedar
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:10 PM »
Another rescued project tree. This is a big old Atlas Cedar that Boon believes Mr. Jimmy Inadome started. Tree has been neglected for a good while and was planted in a large plastic planter. Tree was half bare rooted, root worked, pruned and placed on chinese pot . Believe that it may be a Golden Atlas Cedar, may be blue . 4+' tall.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 09:54 PM »
That is a beauty.  Talking about the tree!  ;)
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 10:14 PM »
Very impressive :o
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 12:04 AM »
john thats a beauty look forward to seeing this one in a couple years
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 07:38 AM »
Wow.  Always amazes me the material that gets neglected...
This tree really speaks to me...would love to have something along these lines.
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 08:55 AM »
I can see why you're trying to restore this one.  It has lots of potential!

In general, do these backbud well?  Graft well?  How do I get better branching on one of these, or are they a (mostly) lost cause like false cypresses?
 

John Kirby

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 11:23 AM »
When healthy, these bud back amazingly well. Look at what Jim Gremel has done with the Green (species) form of Atlas Cedars. The are true Cedars, Cedrus atlantica, not Cyprus/false cyprus like  Chamaecyparis.

We repot, we wait, the tree gets stronger, then we work on it.
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 12:02 PM »
What a tree!  Gorgeous
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 03:43 AM »
Hi mr Kirby,

I see a naturalistic design in this tree, Maybe? I know you like highly refined trees... those bottom branches may be undercut and pulled down with guy wires? I've read that the auzies use the undercutting method a lot on old cedrus with bottom branches too thick to wire down on their own.

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 11:42 PM »
Whoa John, look at that gnarly old bark! The tree is nice also haha ;)
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2014, 02:53 AM »
John,

How is this tree doing after the spring growing season?
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2014, 12:15 PM »
Very nice tree, Glad to see it in good hands getting healthy and strong!
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2014, 02:06 PM »
It is struggling as old trees can do, but it has decided to grow, slowly but surely. I imagine next year will be a lot stronger .
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2014, 12:37 PM »
Great tree. I have a similar tree but in a 20 gallon nursery container, I bought it because I got it very cheap but I do not knoe how to deal with it. What is the right time to work on cedars? Appreciate help. Thanks
 

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Re: Atlas Cedar
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2014, 07:52 AM »
Cedrus are very slow after a repot, they absolutely hate being repotted...Its a very good sign that it put on growth!

Good luck Mr Kirby!

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Herman