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cswink

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Juniper dug from my front yard
« on: March 17, 2012, 12:11 PM »
I am not sure as to what species this juniper is so I am posting here. I am guessing it may be common juniper?, as I dug this from my front yard yesterday in Northwestern Missouri, nursery stock planted before I moved in. We have lived here for the past 9 years and it was here when we bought the place along with 3 others, also dug. I have removed almost all branches that were dead or dying.

The rootball on this one along with the others were very shallow in the ground. 4 inches max. It was very easy to remove. Pretty much just popped right out of the ground.

Should I leave it as is for the next year to grow freely or should I remove anymore of the foliage?

Chris
 

Vulcan

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Re: Juniper dug from my front yard
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 01:14 AM »
Leave it alone and let it stable and let it grow out.
 

Tona

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Re: Juniper dug from my front yard
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 11:02 AM »
Hi Chris,
Based on the foliage, I believe that is a Tam Juniper ( Juniperus sabina ‘Tamariscifolia). I have worked with a couple. They are all over the place in Southern California landscapes. I don't see them used much as bonsai though. The foliage doesn't compact like shimpaku, procumbens etc. Mine all end up being a shakan (slanted) style or windswept. They seem to favor those styles. I also would give it time to get use to it's new home before you do much work. I will tether branches on newly dug trees but never wire them right away. That's just me though. Others may disagree.
 

cswink

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Re: Juniper dug from my front yard
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 12:30 PM »
Thank you Vulcan. I figured that would probably be best.
 

cswink

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Re: Juniper dug from my front yard
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 12:35 PM »
Hi Tona. Hopefully the foliage on this one will not be to big. Wasn't really sure if there was even potential bonsai here in this one but I saw interest in the trunk and it had to be removed anyway. My wife hates the smell of them and wanted boxwoods and azaleas in front of the house. I had two options really. Pot them or trash them and I did not want to just through them in the yard waste pile. Thanks for the info.
Chris