Author Topic: Juniper cambium damage  (Read 2587 times)

Chrisl

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Juniper cambium damage
« on: November 30, 2013, 05:19 PM »
I've been cleaning up a Rocky Mountain Juniper's bark. And I accidentally went too deep in several areas. 
I have some sap bleed. Did I damage permanently?
I've sealed the wounds already. 
Thanks
Chris
 

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Re: Juniper cambium damage
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 09:51 PM »
Generally not a problem. Unless you sever the line.
 

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Re: Juniper cambium damage
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 10:32 AM »
How deep is that John?  Just an estimate?  And does any lateral cut into the red cambium mean death...or again, depends on how deep.  I wish I had asked Michael H. about this last week. 
« Last Edit: December 01, 2013, 11:15 AM by Chrisl »
 

Chrisl

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Re: Juniper cambium damage
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 11:13 AM »
Does anyone know of an effective bark stripper?  I found a set of 4 Masukuni from Japan, and one from Kaizen but it's not the kind I'm looking for.  Here's what they used to sell, but now it's just a J shaped one.

This is what I'm looking for:
 

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Re: Juniper cambium damage
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 11:25 AM »
I have a set of Bonsai Aesthetics 5 Piece Carving Set. Very good set. Not very expensive, currently they are on sale at stone lantern.
 

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Re: Juniper cambium damage
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 04:09 PM »
Usually a very sharp knife (like a grafting knife or scalpel) and a steady hand is needed. Sandpaper helps too.



 

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Re: Juniper cambium damage
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 06:15 PM »
Well Marie, I had a sharp knife...a steady hand, not so lol   

It's been awhile since I saw that video.  I was using the knife to try to scrape down close to the vein, but I see picking it off as much as possible, and then take it down with sandpaper.  I'll remember this the next time lol
« Last Edit: December 10, 2013, 06:20 PM by Chrisl »