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Bavarian Raven

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Yew - ideas welcome :)
« on: November 19, 2016, 07:13 PM »
This is a small yew I managed to salvage from a newly installed / upgraded logging road not too far from where I live (as seen in the pics below). It came out with a decent rootball (roughly 6'' by 6'' by 2'' deep) and is healthy enough. While not clear in my pics (sorry), the second upright stem is dead/lacks any foliage and no signs of buds so I doubt it will bud out (as evergreens usually don't).

I am new to this so any ideas / suggestions / comments about what to do with it would be welcome. :) While I have a few ideas I am always open to more. :)

Thanks for the replies. Cheers.


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Re: Yew - ideas welcome :)
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 05:28 AM »
BR, assuming you are in the northern hemisphere this is not the ideal time to collect trees. I realize it might have been now or never but.....
My thought is this little guy needs to be in the ground or an oversized pot, not a bonsai pot. It needs to recover and grow. As you can see,there isn't much foliage and as you said the second trunk isn't going to live. Give it a couple of years or more to recover its health and put on foliage and increase root mass.
You can plan its,design during this time but do not remove anything. Wiring is of course possible.