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Trident Maple Project Tree

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Gaffer:
I agree with don.i find it is way easier to make your layer cuts when your tree is bear rooted and you can lay it down on your table. Better cut. Keep roots covered with wet towl and away you go. I would also do the same with a Japanese maple. Works for me.
Qualicum Brian

bwaynef:
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bwaynef:
I haven't had much success airlayering this one.  Initially I cut the bark and placed the sphagnum and wrapped it in plastic.  The plastic was held in place by firmly wrapping wire around both ends (top & bottom).  I never saw roots so I broke it open and saw it was building callous material.  Reapplied hormone and fresh/new sphagnum.  I tried to make sure the wrap was sealed tighter this time as the moss seemed to be holding/catching too much water.  Lather. Rinse. Repeat.  This time, when I reapplied the moss, I did it in a pot that was secured to the trunk with Lava, Akadama, and Pumice in equal portions around the moss.  My thinking is that this will wick away some of that moisture in the moss.

I'm not seeing anything that makes me hopeful there are new roots in this attempt.  Am I right to believe that if this thing were throwing roots that the top would be going crazy as well?

coh:

--- Quote from: bwaynef on August 06, 2014, 03:52 PM ---I'm not seeing anything that makes me hopeful there are new roots in this attempt.  Am I right to believe that if this thing were throwing roots that the top would be going crazy as well?

--- End quote ---
Not necessarily. I've got a layer going on a Japanese maple that hasn't shown any new top growth for about a month now, but I checked today and it's got some nice root growth going. Similarly, last year I layered a couple of Chinese quinces, they also rooted strongly without showing any change in top growth.

Chris

Sorce:
Pics or it didnt happen,! Lol

Or the invisible man also does airlayers?

Take a peek!

Sorce

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