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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Chrisl on November 30, 2013, 05:19 PM

Title: Juniper cambium damage
Post by: Chrisl 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
Title: Re: Juniper cambium damage
Post by: John Kirby on November 30, 2013, 09:51 PM
Generally not a problem. Unless you sever the line.
Title: Re: Juniper cambium damage
Post by: Chrisl 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. 
Title: Re: Juniper cambium damage
Post by: Chrisl 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:
Title: Re: Juniper cambium damage
Post by: ortizdhs 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.
Title: Re: Juniper cambium damage
Post by: paulpash 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.

The Bonsai Art of Japan Episode 28 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXBolLNIFYo#ws)

Title: Re: Juniper cambium damage
Post by: Chrisl 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