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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Jay Wilson on January 22, 2010, 08:58 AM

Title: Collecting an Oak
Post by: Jay Wilson on January 22, 2010, 08:58 AM
The easy way.
Title: Re: Collecting an Oak
Post by: bwaynef on January 22, 2010, 09:20 AM
This is kind of like those gilette razor commercials where you see a guy w/ shaving cream already on his face, and after he brushes the shaving cream off w/ their product you see a glistening glass surface of a jaw line.

It looks like there was some work involved in getting this oak into a condition where the tractor could haul it and its perfect rootball around.  Either way, nice work.
Title: Re: Collecting an Oak
Post by: bonsaikc on January 22, 2010, 09:54 AM
What a beautiful piece of material! Great possibilities. Nursery grown? What variety is it?
Title: Re: Collecting an Oak
Post by: Jay Wilson on January 22, 2010, 10:03 AM
Actually, that was pretty easy too. I've been messing with this tree for a few years while it was in the ground- trunk chopping, chopping the taproot with a sawsall, and using a sawsall to cut the circle around the trunk etc.- so yesterday when I dug it, I put the strap on it and it literally popped out of the ground with no effort. Never even had to get the shovel out except to dress up the root ball a little. :D
Title: Re: Collecting an Oak
Post by: Jay Wilson on January 22, 2010, 10:21 AM
Hey Chris.
This is a variety of the willow oak growing naturally on my place. Oaks around here seem to cross-breed easily, so I have countless variations of hybrids of the willow, laurel and water oaks.

Here's a pic of it after potting. I potted this one in place....too heavy too move otherwise.
Title: Re: Collecting an Oak
Post by: JTGJr25 on January 23, 2010, 01:22 PM
Wow awesome, I would kill for an oak like that very nice. 


Tom
Title: Re: Collecting an Oak
Post by: Jay Wilson on January 24, 2010, 08:05 PM
Thanks Tom. Too bad I don't need anyone knocked off this week ;D

This tree has many years to go before it's a bonsai.