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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: bonesigh on May 10, 2011, 11:26 AM

Title: False Cypress help (and introduction)
Post by: bonesigh on May 10, 2011, 11:26 AM
That's a nice looking tree. I am new here and not sure how to open a new thread...if that's what I need to do. (Split from another thread)

 I have not been practicing Bonsai for around 5 years now because of a move from CA to Virginia. Had to leave all my trees behind. I was so down about it. Now I have a neighbor who is taking out a false cypress and I want to collect it. Not sure if it will survive. It's 10ft tall. I have 10 years of experience with the art of Bonsai. But, I can't say I was ever that great at it but I would like to start again. Should I bother with all the work it will take to get this thing out??
Title: Re: False Cypress help (and introduction)
Post by: nathanbs on May 10, 2011, 03:37 PM
picture if possible
Title: Re: False Cypress help (and introduction)
Post by: bonesigh on May 10, 2011, 08:48 PM
Hi, wouldn't have time to do a picture until maybe Thursday. It was all cut back today in preparation for digging. Left about 10 branches or so with some green on 'em. Pretty sure this tree can not tolerate total defoliation. It has some nice fine roots that are up in the top of the soil.
Title: Re: False Cypress help (and introduction)
Post by: october on May 11, 2011, 04:16 PM
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Pretty sure this tree can not tolerate total defoliation

Hello bonesigh..Actually it is the complete opposite.. This tree will only grow from where there is green foliage. It will most likely never back bud on any of the wood. This means the trunk and branches. It can be a very difficult species to work on. That is why when you see them in landscapes, the entire interior of the tree has no foliage and there is only foliage on the ends of the branches. So, you have to keep in mind that were there is healthy grren, that is the only place you will get new growth..

Rob
Title: Re: False Cypress help (and introduction)
Post by: october on May 12, 2011, 05:57 PM
ops.. sorry about that.. I mis read and thought you said that it can tolerate defoliation.. You are correct.. You would want to save what foliage is left, especially, if it is sparce.

Any pics..