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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: ChrisM on December 15, 2009, 07:30 PM

Title: Field Trip
Post by: ChrisM on December 15, 2009, 07:30 PM
went down to a collecting area i haven't visited in a while now today and marked some pitch pine (as they are called here, don't know proper name) trees i want to collect in the spring. it is a public area, so i have no claim to the trees unless they are there next year, so here's hoping they are! the first will be a literati, the second a semi-cascade, and the third i just want but don't yet know what i want to do to it. pics are a little rough, but you can make out the trees (they're the ones with the florescent zip ties on them ;D)
Title: Re: Field Trip
Post by: noissee on December 15, 2009, 07:38 PM
pinus Rigida
I like that last one. I think you may want to try collecting one of them while its still winter, maybe late January. Although, if you have had success already collecting in spring with this species, then go for it.
Title: Re: Field Trip
Post by: ChrisM on December 15, 2009, 07:57 PM
i have had moderate success at best over the years, but am open to ideas, advice, and opinions
Title: Re: Field Trip
Post by: ChrisM on December 15, 2009, 08:14 PM
also, can i use the same needle reduction techniques as with JBP on this species? ???
Title: Re: Field Trip
Post by: bonsaikc on December 16, 2009, 03:39 PM
Hey Chris,
When you say public area, does that mean they are on public property? Collecting even scrub trees like this on government property can land you in hot water unless you have permission. I'd check around a bit first.

Chris
Title: Re: Field Trip
Post by: Rick Moquin on December 16, 2009, 06:47 PM
(they're the ones with the florescent zip ties on them ;D)

A GPS waypoint is a better way to retrieve them vice a sore thumb sticking out for everyone to see.
Title: Re: Field Trip
Post by: ChrisM on December 17, 2009, 08:55 AM
chris, by public, yes that is what i mean, but permission is already taken care of. rick, the area is an old junkyard, and by old i mean very old, it has been cleared out for years, a few rements remain, 2-3 old rusted out cars, but my zip ties don't stick out that bad as opposed to the illegal dumping that goes on out there.
Title: Re: Field Trip
Post by: painter on December 22, 2009, 11:24 PM
get nick lenz's book collecting from the wild. there is a whole section on pitch pines.
they are great b/c they back bud very easily.
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