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SpongeMann

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I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« on: October 23, 2014, 12:36 AM »
I collected thes two in Central Florida two years ago. They look like false Cypress b
I don't think the leaves have matured. Any help will be reallh appreciated.
 

SpongeMann

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 12:45 AM »
Sorry for the bad pics.
 

SpongeMann

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 12:50 AM »
This is the other one. Again excuse the quality.
 

Dave Leppo

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 06:59 AM »
I think they look like Juniper, maybe Eastern Red Cedar.

What sort of landscape did you collect from; suburban or wild?
 

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 09:00 AM »
I agree, eastern red cedar. Do they grow in the area?
 

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 09:11 AM »
J. virginiana var. silicicola

It is a more prickly variety of the eastern red cedar. 
 

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 03:28 PM »
I think they look like Juniper, maybe Eastern Red Cedar.

What sort of landscape did you collect from; suburban or wild?
  I agree, Eastern Red Cedar.
 

SpongeMann

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 06:01 PM »
Thanks you for the response everyone . I found them in the wild . Hernando County Florida is where I live it has dense woods and marshes. There are  many species of  trees and shrubs here that aren't native here. I live in central florida on the gulf coast.  I really appreciate the help.
 

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 09:46 PM »
You guys were right they are eastern red cedar. The foliage  is starting to mature. There are a few mature trees in the neighborhood.  Thank you guys.
 

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 09:30 AM »
Update your profile with a location.  Glad you found out what you were looking for.
 

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 11:09 AM »
Eastern red cedar is not the easiest tree to turn into a bonsai, and var. silicola is especially difficult, since it has juvenile foliage almost all the time.
 

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2015, 11:52 AM »
Hey guys.bwaynef I updated my location on my profile.lol. Jkent You are sooo right. The foliage seems to be  maturing at the tips or on new growth only. I did a little research on e.red cedar which I couldnt gather much. But i did read a bit on foliage. They also said  that the foliage will always be a mix of mature and immature  leaves. I will keep them on my bench (collected shipping pallets,lol) and see what happens.The trunk seems to thicken pretty fast. They recently shed there old bark. Again thank you and  Take care guys.
 

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2015, 04:59 AM »
Hey guys.bwaynef I updated my location on my profile.lol. Jkent You are sooo right. The foliage seems to be  maturing at the tips or on new growth only. I did a little research on e.red cedar which I couldnt gather much. But i did read a bit on foliage. They also said  that the foliage will always be a mix of mature and immature  leaves. I will keep them on my bench (collected shipping pallets,lol) and see what happens.The trunk seems to thicken pretty fast. They recently shed there old bark. Again thank you and  Take care guys.

If you have any leftover pallets.....

 

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Re: I need some help identifying these two collected saplings
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2015, 09:11 PM »
 Haha Sorce ,man we think alike dude. I've checked out may sites that create cool   ish  with pallets. I want to make a nice sized raised garden for my friends mom . She is in the beginning of mental illness  but she  loves plants.  I want to make about a foot and a half  off the ground. And about 3 1/2 feet tall. I take her plants and she drowns them. So maybe the raised garden will survive her heavy watering. I think it'll  help her somehow. I want To make a good sized working table with a rack to hang my gardening tools. And some benches. But yeah. Do you have any other pallet projects ?