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Hotaction

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Spruce #2
« on: April 27, 2011, 01:40 PM »
Found this after digging Spruce #1.  Pulled it up like a carrot, it took about 30 seconds.  It is now in a concrete mixing tub for a few years.

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Re: Spruce #2
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 07:47 PM »
Ok, I had a friend stop over the other night, and I taught him how to begin to approach and wire a tree like this.  He did most of the wiring, and overall I was proud of him for his first time effort.  He was excited to take a few skills back home to his trees.  This is the result.

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Re: Spruce #2
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 07:47 PM »
just a couple more.
 

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Re: Spruce #2
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 09:24 PM »
Nice! What are you using for your soil mix for that spruce?  ???
 

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Re: Spruce #2
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 01:21 AM »
Great work Dave!

Is it a Douglas Spruce?

Do you ever go collecting in the fall?

T
 

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Re: Spruce #2
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 01:42 PM »
Great work Dave!

Is it a Douglas Spruce?

Do you ever go collecting in the fall?

T

I imagine it is either a black spruce or red spruce, or a hybrid of the two.

As for fall collecting, I haven't done too much, but many who do provide bottom heat and good shelter through the winter. 

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Re: Spruce #2
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 01:49 PM »
Nice! What are you using for your soil mix for that spruce?  ???

Thanks,  It is turface and chicken grit (cruched granite).

Dave