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John Kirby

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Re: Procumbens juniper emergency collection
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2013, 12:09 PM »
I have a western juniper that only had 3 one inch long roots, it survived and has flourished. You have a tree that had very little chance of surviving, its best chance is to keep it in a good wind protected and very humid space that is warm! Oh yeah, and leave it alone.
 

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Re: Re: Procumbens juniper emergency collection
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2013, 05:29 PM »
Ok ok, point taken, I put in bonsai soil, in a clear plastic bin,  in my closet, with grow light pointing on it , to trigger it to believe it's spring. No holes, no hormone, added superthrive and mycohorrizae to my water. Misting 4 times daily.   

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Re: Procumbens juniper emergency collection
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2013, 06:44 AM »
There you go Jersey Josh.  However, if your closet is small and hot like mine, four mistings may lead to fungus. Keep a watchful eye.

  John, how long till said juniper with 3x1 inch roots thrived?
 

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Re: Procumbens juniper emergency collection
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2013, 09:38 AM »
Potted in February, good roots visible in early July. It was this year, no movement of the roots is essential.
 

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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2013, 04:53 PM »
What does everyone think about root grafting from some nursery stock staight ? I've seen ryan Neil doing this on collected rm junipers that have poor root systems, although I'm not sure of when he does this.

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Re: Procumbens juniper emergency collection
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2013, 08:57 PM »
I like the idea of root grafting when its warranted.  I'd caution that it might not be wise to do it on (recently) collected material though.