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ken duncan

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Re: Another trip to the swamp
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2009, 07:14 AM »
Hey Steven,
Thank You for your reply.
You can have all of the snakes You want, none for me thanks.
Ken
 

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Re: Another trip to the swamp
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2009, 11:50 PM »
Some of you guys seem to know your baldies pretty well.  I wanted to know the best time to do work on one.  I have one in a pot in my pond that I'd like to experiment with which would include sawing the probably solid root ball down to size and chopping it down.  I'm thinking winter but was wondering if now is even possible because I'll be away for most of he winter. 

Great swamp by the way I'd love to go to a place like that.

Tom
 

ken duncan

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Re: Another trip to the swamp
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2009, 06:39 AM »
Hi Tom, I do not know where you live but it has been my experience here in South Carolina that the best time to work on BC is just after you see the little green buds on the branches and trunk and in the middle of the Summer.
If you cut the branches before you see green buds they tend to die back.
Hope this is some help.
Ken
 

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Re: Another trip to the swamp
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2009, 11:03 AM »
Sorry I forgot about creating a profile.  I'm from the southern portion of New Jersey and obviously like you im in the middle of summer.  I'm guessing its ok to do the work I have planned then, which is, do a drastic root prune so it fits in a smaller pot and chop it back hard.  I think I'll await another response now that my location is known to be sure.

Tom
 

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Re: Another trip to the swamp
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2009, 07:57 PM »

You can have all of the snakes You want, none for me thanks.
Ken

My sentiments exactly!!

Did you mark any trees for future collecting? I made it to a couple of cypress ponds last weekend. Didn't dig anything, but I spotted three I'll probably wait till winter to get.

Thanks for sharing your travels,,
Jay
 

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Re: Another trip to the swamp
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2009, 07:06 AM »
Jay, We did not mark any trees this was a trip just to go to the swamp and enjoy nature.
The BC that we collected 20 days ago are putting out buds.
Ken
 

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Re: Another trip to the swamp
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2009, 07:24 AM »
mine are as well ;D...in fact the biggest one never even lost its foliage.  Thanks for posting the pics in this thread Ken.  It was a great day in the honey hole...still pisses me off that I forgot my camera.  I positively identified the birds...Mississippi Kites without a doubt.
John
 

ken duncan

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Re: Another trip to the swamp
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2009, 08:12 AM »
Tom,
I think that it is OK to work on BC now but not much latter.
I would leaf prune if re-potted now. I think that the best time to do drastic work on BC is in the Spring just as the little green buds appear. It is best to keep it warm after it is re-potted.
I root pruned and re-potted some BC back in mid June and they have lots of new growth on them now.
Hope this is some help to You.
Ken