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JRob

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Forest plantings
« on: March 18, 2015, 03:39 PM »
Anyone interested in a thread on forest plantings? I'd love to see what people are doing? JRob
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 05:41 AM »
I think that is a great idea.

Are you going to start a new thread or do use this one?
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 06:42 AM »
use this one
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 07:05 AM »
Perfect

I have 3 forest plantings.  One is a Trident maple forest.

I originally had it in a shallow pot (though I believed it not shallow enough) and I added some rocks into it and I was fairly happy with it.  But I hadn't re-potted it in a few years so I took it to a bonsai nursery for assistance in re-potting and it was put into another larger pot.(a hideous one at that)

I have been looking for very flat white penjing pots but so far I have not been able to find anything here in SA.  I have a friend trying to make me one at her pottery class so I will see if that will work.  If not I may go for a slate / slab and move it onto that come spring.

Pic 1- Purchased in April 2008

Pic 2 and 3 - March 2014 before re-pot

Pic 4 -  November 2014 after re-pot

I am definitely going to change the pot on my forest as it does not appeal to me at all in the current blue pot. 

Your thoughts?
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2015, 07:34 AM »
My 2nd forest planting is Black Monkey thorns - Acacia Burkei

I started this in 2010 with a few seedlings that I bought at a nursery.  In 2011 I added more seedlings as a few had died off.

I had done almost no work on it since 2011 except for a re-pot in Sept 2014 into a smaller pot.

In January 2015 I decided to add in a few rocks and and try to make it look slightly better.  So I took out the old larger pot and did some work on it.

Again the idea is to get it into a shallower pot.  I have held back on most of the cutting on the upper branches as I need to get it into the pot first before I do some proper cutting.

Pic 1 - Sept 2011

Pic 2 - January 2015

Pic 3 and 4 - March 2015

 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2015, 07:57 AM »
My 3 forest planting may actually not even be a forest as it now only consists of 4 trees as one died.

It is a Hinoki Cypress planting that I got last year September as a birthday gift from my 2 boys.

The plan was always to re-pot it (again a ugly pot) and make it nicer but then one of the trees died so I have not done anything with and will look again come spring 2015.  The thought now is that I remove one of the trees and make a 3 tree Hinoki Cypress Saikei

Pic 1 - Sept 2014

Pic 2 - March 2015 and looking very worse for wear.
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2015, 08:41 PM »
Very cool D. I like the rocks on the Hinoki planting. What and are they?
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2015, 02:24 AM »
Thanks Sponge

Yeah definitely rocks.  In the beginning I was not really happy with the rocks as I kept on thinking that they just did not fit.

But looking at the image that I took yesterday, I actually like the look of it when I look straight on from the front.

I think that when I re-pot it in spring into a new pot, I will try and incorporate the same rocks again and layout although one of the trees from the left hand side will be removed and planted on its own.
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2015, 06:59 PM »
Here's a Trident maple forest that's been around for a while.  To me, rocks are an essential part of a forest planting; it helps to give context to the overall composition.
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 09:01 PM »
Here is a trident forest. the main group was a birthday gift from my son last year. Randy do you recognize it?
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 09:02 PM »
A Japanese Beech
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2015, 09:03 PM »
 Hackberry
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2015, 09:04 PM »
Trident done at a club demo. I purchased it at the club auction last year
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2015, 09:05 PM »
Mixed species. Lost a few last year and will add to it next year
 

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Re: Forest plantings
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2015, 09:08 AM »
I too like the idea of a new thread . Also like all the trees posted here, especially Dorian's acacia burkei. They remind me of texas ebony, also an acacia.