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bwaynef

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2015, 03:51 PM »
I only ask about the straight pumice since its been known to rejuvenate trees (at the expense of extra watering throughout the year).  Still, is the traditional mix what's recommended?
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2015, 07:36 PM »
Great way to start the year. I look forward to seein more of JRP#2.
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2015, 10:43 PM »
Here are a few trees I recently acquired that out to make 2015 a little more interesting.

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2015, 06:36 PM »
Here's JRP #2 in its new digs.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2015, 08:38 AM by bwaynef »
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2015, 01:19 AM »
Very nice material to work with.

 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2015, 08:47 AM »
(The price was right on THIS particular tree, so keep that in mind.)

This one was in AWFUL soil.  I pulled it out of the pot and removed 2+ inches from the bottom.  Then I set to barerooting half of it.  Thankful for BVF's reminder, I removed the soil from the weaker side.  I was surprised that in what looked like Pine bark, potting soil, and (bone-dry) red clay (sometimes in alternating layers), I didn't see any black, dead, mushy roots.

I ended up taking off more than half of the soil but (roughly) half of the remaining rootball was left in tact.  I'm not positive that this is the front, or that this is the correct planting angle, ...but its in a lot better soil with every opportunity to grow healthy again.  Now the tree sits in my greenhouse waiting for the snow to stop and temps to reliably stay above freezing.

(I should've made the box its in about 2" smaller.)
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2015, 10:24 AM »
Bwayne...

Maybe this is a stupid question but going to ask it anyway.  Why do you say that the pot should be smaller?

If you have it in better soil to get healthy again, does the pot size matter?
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2015, 10:26 AM »
Good job!

He's going to do the other half in a year or two. Having too large a grow box is kinda wasteful of good soil that the roots will never use.
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2015, 10:32 AM »
Thanks so much Adair

 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2015, 02:46 PM »
What Adair said, ...and I'm still at a point where good soil is expensive for me.  Also, to expand on what Adair said, if the grow box is too large, the soil will stay wet longer than is optimal (since there aren't roots in all of it).  Granted, that aspect is mitigated somewhat by a porous inorganic soil.

 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2015, 10:46 PM »
Thanks for the update
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2015, 01:00 PM »
Think either of these will fit?
 

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Re: New trees for 2015
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2015, 09:13 PM »
Of course not knowing what's below, the first looks like it should do.  The second looks to be quite large, comparatively.