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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: bonsaikc on April 03, 2010, 11:14 PM

Title: Storm Damage
Post by: bonsaikc on April 03, 2010, 11:14 PM
These spring storms are completely unpredictable. You can expect a light rain and get huge winds and driving hail. In this case, winds and driving rain. Here are a couple pics of the damage...no damage except the hoop house.
Title: Re: Storm Damage
Post by: bonsaikc on April 03, 2010, 11:20 PM
I decided to repot what I could, including these tridents I purchased from Frank Kroeker at the Retreat.
Title: Re: Storm Damage
Post by: Larry Gockley on April 04, 2010, 09:38 AM
WOW what a mess!  That makes me think back of all the tree apex's I had to rebuild, and broken pots I had to replace from storm damage. I hope all your trees survive  the repotting OK.  Larry
Title: Re: Storm Damage
Post by: John Kirby on April 04, 2010, 10:38 AM
Hi Chris,
So sorry to see the wind damage. I guess I have to ask one question, did you ever put the 4x4 anchored in concrete to anchor the center piece? Mine have survived winds over 60 miles per hour. Truly sorry about the mess, John
 
Title: Re: Storm Damage
Post by: T-Town Bonsai on April 04, 2010, 11:16 AM
Chris,
Amazing the damage you got and it wasn't even windy here.  The tridents should be ok.  Let me know if you need any help.
Frank
Title: Re: Storm Damage
Post by: bonsaikc on April 04, 2010, 11:39 AM
John, no I didn't get it anchored. I had both ends open for the warm weather and the wind just lifted it right up. I'm going to rebuild it with a different orientation in another spot, I think, and anchor it well. I think the winds were significantly above 60 mph on this one, and I think perhaps the layout between two buildings may increase them.
Title: Re: Storm Damage
Post by: mcpesq817 on April 04, 2010, 09:46 PM
Hey Chris,

Sorry you had to go through all that.  Hope the clean up and long term effects on your trees aren't too bad.