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Dan W.

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2014, 10:34 PM »
Thanks for the posts Leszek. :)

It's true we do A LOT of walking. And you're right; we do it because we love it. Even if we weren't selling any trees we'd be out there doing exactly what we're doing now. Selling trees helps pay for out passion. I've been trading and selling to buy pots, stands, education, hard to get trees in my area, as well as pay for gas, permits, etc... -- I'm hoping to pay off my truck more quickly with some of the income from our trees too...lol (we'll see how that pans out). We're blessed to be able to live in an area where we can find such great trees. :)

From your pics it looks like you live in a great area to explore and collect too! Keep us updated on what you find!
 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2014, 02:49 PM »
New post on the blog! We're having an awesome season so far! Enjoy. :)

http://backcountrybonsai.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/kick-off-to-the-2014-collecting-season/
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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2014, 04:40 PM »
Looks great out there.  Happy collecting!
 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2014, 08:03 PM »
Good stuff. Couple of things I thought I would share:

I use bungee cord rather than tape. You may want to give it a try. Much easier to deal with putting on and taking off. Can get it tighter as well.

Also, I have found that wrapping the rootball, in cases like I see on your blog, in thin foam paddling helps minimize potential damage on the haul out. I actually use an old "Crazy Creek" chair as it can be versatile. Small rootballs fit in it folded or larger ones unfolded.

Lastly, check out "Kelty Cache Hauler" backpack, it's sweet.

Patrik
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2014, 08:16 PM »
Beautiful tree you collected there.  I'm really jealous of you two lucky dogs...

Good stuff. Couple of things I thought I would share:

I use bungee cord rather than tape. You may want to give it a try. Much easier to deal with putting on and taking off. Can get it tighter as well.

Also, I have found that wrapping the rootball, in cases like I see on your blog, in thin foam paddling helps minimize potential damage on the haul out. I actually use an old "Crazy Creek" chair as it can be versatile. Small rootballs fit in it folded or larger ones unfolded.

Lastly, check out "Kelty Cache Hauler" backpack, it's sweet.

Patrik
 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2014, 08:48 PM »
Thanks for the thoughts Patrick. Nice tree! Doug fir?
 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2014, 08:50 PM »
Thanks Don. It'll be for sale after 2 winters in my garden. It's a 200+ year old Douglas Fir. I can put your name on it, haha. Here's another pic potted up.
 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2014, 08:56 PM »
Thanks Dan. Yep, Doug Fir. They are great material in my opinion. I've got a bunch of good ones that are doing very well in my yard.
 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2014, 10:11 AM »
Looking good Patrick. I have found a few decent Doug Firs, but not in great quantities. I have three in the yard right now, and a couple of very nice ones on the mountain to go back after.
 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2014, 03:47 PM »
Dan, looks like you are back with vengeance... beautiful trees you got there, you guys are very lucky to have access to such a great material which happens to be collecteable. I saw pictures of the trees on your blog and all of them look like they were "pocket" trees, with great chance of survival. You have a very good eye for the quality trees. I only wish I could get some from you - not really possible now as I am in Canada... maybe in the future I'll be able to figure something out... congratulations on your new crop.
 

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« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2014, 08:05 AM »
Loving this thread! Have fun guys and be safe. I've been collecting three times this spring mainly because most of the stuff I wanted to collected was covered in giant snow drifts one month later than usual! Finally it is all gone.

Damn those mountains look like a lot of work. It is sad that we don't have real mountains in Ontario... but it makes collecting a lot easier!

Cheers

Aaron
 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2014, 11:17 AM »
Here's my pride and joy this spring.  I got a good amt of roots and kept nearly all the foliage.  That's a 2 gal watering cont. for size

 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2014, 04:48 PM »
Looks like fun Chris. How is your juniper doing?

Thanks everyone. I love it out here! I just posted another post with several time scapes featuring Wyoming. We also re-arranged the site a bit, and added more trees.

www.backcountrybonsai.wordpress.com
 

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« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2014, 06:51 AM »
Fantastic Dan actually.  Under mist x 3 wks till new growth, and has been in sun since.  Thanks for asking.
 

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Re: Backcountry Bonsai Blog -- Yamadori
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2014, 11:02 AM »
Good to hear!