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John Kirby

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Olive
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:18 PM »
Another rescue, this tree has a massive base and was about 3' tall. Cut down to start over, repot and pot up in a really nice Japanese pot (used to hold my big Kokonoe White Pine ). Time to grow!
 

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Re: Olive
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 07:45 AM »
John, that's a big project!  How long do you expect it to take to regrow a reasonable branching?  I've got a large project this spring similar.... (and you will know this tree from your field)
 

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Re: Olive
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 08:30 AM »
Judy, in California 6-7 years. If it were in a hotter place than the Bay Area, faster. These things are impressive in how they can regenerate from stumps. This tree will probably be a reasonable bonsai faster than the Monterey Pine or the Atlas Cedar.......
 

Joshua Hanzman

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Re: Olive
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 10:55 PM »
John, can I come and hang out with you and Boon, please? I'll be respectful and laugh at all your jokes, and i'll carry the heavy shit when you both feel lazy!?
 

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Re: Olive
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 04:49 AM »
The heavy stuff being the Giant Balls on that freaky ass Crack smoking Gnome.

Sorry, the image is forever burned in my mind.

Nice Olives.  :D  cant help it!
 

Don Dunn

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Re: Olive
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 12:43 AM »
John
So it must be like a Valley Oak. Does it send out new buds around the wound? I cut Valley Oaks back like that but I usually leave a small branch with a few leaves on it. I only have one very small Olive but I have always loved the shape of them and the great Nabari they get. Now I want something bigger to play with.
 

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Re: Olive
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 12:36 PM »
Don,
you can stump out Olives in California, or Italy or Greece, not sure I would try it here in CT. It should pop just about everywhere. We will see when I go back out in May.

Source,
it is called a Tanuki. Google Tanuki Shigeraki or Tanuki lore. Will fill you in.
 

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Re: Olive
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 01:33 AM »
Thanks John
I hope to get a chance to try that on an olive one day.