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SpongeMann

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Trident Maple airlayers
« on: March 26, 2015, 09:52 PM »
      Hi everyone. I  have great Trident Maple  growing on my property right next to my house. Last year it grew branches low enough for me to airlayer. They were pretty thin so ,I let them grow out till this year.  Squirrels  nibbled on the bark at the base of all the branches .I  had to start airlayers younger branches.
 

SpongeMann

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Re: Trident Maple airlayers
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 10:10 PM »
The tree has a great nebari. I will clean it up a bit and take pics from up in the tree. Grass has filled the pockets .
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Re: Trident Maple airlayers
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 10:21 PM »
I always add deer moss to my airlayer medium. To help hold moisture and oxygen. This tree gets daily visits by woodpeckers. They feast on insects in the bark. I don't know what kind of woodpeckers they are. I will have to look closer.
 

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Re: Trident Maple airlayers
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 10:34 PM »
The tree grew in girth this past year. The bark on the Apex and branches splits it grew. Some of the "stretch marks) are 4 to 5 inches wide. Last year I made a compost heap at it's base which I left there. I think it helped it grow more. I am going to do it again this year. I've been on a spiritual journey for the past two years. And I stumbled on to the  Fibonacci Sequence. And I see it every where now . Like in my tree for instance. Here is  a link hopefully you feel enlightened from reading ithttps://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=dL8UVZe4Bs21ogSeg4CgDQ&url=http://io9.com/5985588/15-uncanny-examples-of-the-golden-ratio-in-nature&ved=0CCUQFjAC&usg=AFQjCNGnVSLs7IusLQX1t_zDPi4oIXsNCQ
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Re: Trident Maple airlayers
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 10:57 PM »
You know what guys it's a Red Maple. I always thought it was a red maple. My neighbor tells me it a Trident. I wasn't sure be a use I didn't know the characteristics of a trident. But excuse the Title of my post and most of all my ignorance. Lol Its still a beautiful tree. And check out the link Or look into themathematical  66 degree sequence It's all around us.
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Leo in NE Illinois

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Re: Trident Maple airlayers
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 06:44 PM »
Ambitious project.

Acer rubrum is still a bonsai worthy tree.
It is better for median to larger size specimens. Branching won't be as fine as trident, so go big.

thanks for posting.
 

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Re: Trident Maple airlayers
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2015, 09:13 PM »
SpongeMann,  I can't help you on the variety of your tree.  But on the topic of air-layering, it is always best to layer a vertical branch/trunk as they are always stronger, and hence more successful.
 

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Re: Trident Maple airlayers
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 12:40 PM »
 Hey fellas, I hope all is well . I lost all the airlayer in a storm that hit while I was at work.  I am going to have another go at it. Stan i will go for the vertical thanks for the pointer. Because when I checked they didn't have any roots. I now see why they were weak. Leo , I have Rubrum group planting from seed going the space between the internodes  are kinda spaced. I will have to trunk chop them at some point. Hopefully I can fix the problem.  But, I   am struggling on branching. Just like you said Leo. I haven't been feeding my plants like I should lately too. Let's see what happens.  Thanks guys