Author Topic: Dawn Redwood Forest  (Read 1541 times)

JDNeessen

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Dawn Redwood Forest
« on: June 23, 2012, 07:41 AM »
Last year I took a Dawn Redwood Forest class at my local nursery.  Since it was my first year with this type of tree, I unfortunately lost a couple of trees in the group planting.  The main trees are thriving, but one larger tree died (I was getting used to the watering needs of the tree) and I was thinking about stripping the bark down and having it look like it was struck by lightening or just died of natural causes with the rest of the forest still in tact.  Has anyone ever done this in a group planting?  Also is there a way to decrease the speed of decay on this tree so it can remain in the pot?  Would lime sulfur work?  I started to peel away the bark and I think it looks kind of cool. 

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.  Thanks very much for your help. 
 

bigDave

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Re: Dawn Redwood Forest
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 08:16 PM »
o'course you can !  Many  forest and groups have had such.  It will last for years , dont worry


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JDNeessen

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Re: Dawn Redwood Forest
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 08:25 PM »
Thanks Dave!  I repotted the group this morning and here's the finished result. 

I'm pretty happy with it. 
 

Kajukid

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Re: Dawn Redwood Forest
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 01:21 AM »
Look up John Naka.