Author Topic: Collected from the neighborhood  (Read 1136 times)

Damflygirl

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Collected from the neighborhood
« on: November 02, 2014, 02:01 PM »
The weather was so nice this week, I added these to my collection.  It is so hard to walk past these jewels, a young piñon pine and the other is a cedar   The great little old cedar is 12x10H with a 3 1/2 inch trunk, I stuck it in bonsai soil because it had a compact root system and was living in a sandy wash.  The same for the piñon both were very loose.  Most of my other "collected "  trees had long tough almost air looking roots and I cut back long ones which left very few feeder roots and put some trees in pots and some in beds. 
This part of NM was so dry this summer, we are seeing a lot of dead trees.  I am getting great insight on the root systems of these ancient trees. These trees live in such a harsh environment, you would think all they would need is more dirt and consistent water, but it isn't that easy. 
 

0soyoung

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Re: Collected from the neighborhood
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 02:57 PM »
Sorry, but that isn't a pine. Might be a juniper, though.
 

Damflygirl

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Re: Collected from the neighborhood
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 04:11 PM »
Sorry not all the pictures loaded. This is the piñon