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Adair M

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« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2014, 09:18 PM »
I'm itching to remove the large sacrifice. It would look a LOT better if it were gone. But then I have to remember the long term plan... 
 

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« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2014, 10:31 PM »
Hi Adair
It is hard to find material like that up here and you are very lucky to have that resource. I guess I will just keep growing my own.
Hope I live another 20 years. Thankyou for your honesty.
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« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2014, 03:24 AM »
I thought you would graft it :) I wonder if the grower used a tile under the roots when he field growed it?
can't wait for my kotobuki and senzyomaru :D

enjoy your tree mr Adair :)

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« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2014, 08:44 AM »
???  I am grafting on this tree. There are two approach grafts "in progress".

This tree was field grown in Oregan. For bonsai. Kris at Telperion Farms grows them in pumice, let's them grow out, cuts them back while trying to preserve low branches. When I received it, it was in an Anderson flat, with primarily black pumice for soil. I don't think it was grown over a tile. The trunk shows multiple scars where old sacrifice branches have been removed.

I have seen some pictures of his trees in the ground. Some of the sacrifice trunks/branches can get to 10 to 12 feet tall!

 

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« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2014, 10:28 AM »
???  I am grafting on this tree. There are two approach grafts "in progress".

I think we missed each other completely lol. I knew you would graft it, was what i wanted to say  ::)

sjoe, almost 4 meter long sacrifices,  :o that is overkill

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« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2014, 11:12 AM »
Herman, That's how this tree has the lower trunk that it has.
 

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« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2014, 12:58 PM »
Adair interesting, I have a couple of older trees that this technique was used on. The scars persist for decades. Looks like you have avoided having them up front. The others could be there a long time.
 

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« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2014, 05:57 PM »
This tree has a MAJOR scar, that by Boon's turning the tree, has it in the back.  There are also several other scars in various stages of healing over.  The big scar has a nice callous growing, and we used that callous to graft the new first branch.  Boon says those callous take grafts well.

One thing that helps heal scars is to let a new sacrifice leader grow.  Of course, when it's time to cut it off, it creates a new scar!  Catch-22.

Once the tree begins the "refinement" stage, and gets decandled everywhere every year, the scar healing will slow.  I may have to resort to covering the big scar with clay cut paste and pressing some bark into that to hide the scar.
 

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« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2014, 07:03 PM »
Bark and epoxy........
 

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« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2014, 12:50 AM »
How would one go about working those wounds? same as decidous by cutting away a sliver on the inside of the callus each spring, then sealing with wound putty? almost like working wounds on deciduous trees?

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« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2014, 08:47 PM »
Good thought Herman
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« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2014, 09:09 PM »
Theydin't calloys the samee way, but jepping rhe tree growing strongly works very well
 

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« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2014, 11:07 PM »
Theydin't calloys the samee way, but jepping rhe tree growing strongly works very well

What?
 

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« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2014, 01:05 AM »
John,

We've told you over, and over again...

No Texting on BSG while driving!  Sheesh!

 

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« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2014, 01:52 AM »
Hey when you gotta text you gotta text  ;D