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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2015, 08:27 PM »
Feel free to post some pics Dorian. Do you have any  trees that are native to your area?
 

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Re: Beginnings to a Root over rock Ficus Aurea Strangler
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2015, 10:55 AM »
Hi Sponge

I have a few that are native to my area (well South Africa)

Feel free to have a look at my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/KirakuBonsai to see most of the trees that I have

I started the page to mainly keep records on what I do when etc and it has grown from there.  I still have more trees that I need to upload on there though

I have a few Acacia Burkei (Black Monkey Thorns) that are Indigenous to Southern Africa.  I also have a River Indigo (Indigofera jucunda) and a small Bone apple (Coddia Rudis) which are not very well know trees but are also Indigenous to Southern Africa. My favourite one though is the Coral Tree (Erythrina Caffra)

But now I am hijacking your post.  Sorry about that.

Pic 1 - River Indigo
Pic 2 - Small Bone Apple
Pic 3 - Coral Tree
Pic 4 - Black Monkey Thorn
 

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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2015, 10:30 PM »
No problem at all. I am honored that my thread is being hi jacked. We have conversation going. Which is Great! Those trees are very cool. River Indigo looks alot like Texas ebony. Which I have many seeds of and a few seedlings . I agree the Coral is amazing. I want one sooo bad. I  like Acacia ,legumes,and Tropicals. I will definately check your facebook out.
 

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Re: Beginnings to a Root over rock Ficus Aurea Strangler
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2015, 03:17 AM »
Awesome

Would love to see some more of the trees that you have.
 

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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2015, 04:38 PM »
I checked your facebook a bit. That Bmt forest great. The te trees have nice trunks on them. I have given away all of my store bought trees. I am left with alot of pre bonsai. I want to shape my own trees but none are official yet.lol  I want to travel 5 hours away to Wigerts for good bonsai stock. I ll post a few pre bonsai that are settling from last years transplanting and root prunings. I went to Mexico for my daughters sweet 15/ her grandparents wedding in july and I returned in august . And I lost a few trees my dad would come by and water every so often. But they didnt make it. He didnt get how important they were to me lol
 

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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2015, 01:34 AM »
Thanks Sponge.

Yeah the BMT forest is one that I have been playing around with.  It will definitely need a trim in spring (Sept) and hopefully by then I will have found a much shallower pot to put it into.

I have an absolute fear of going away and making sure that the trees are watered.  I have also lost a few that way too and it is painful

Looking forward to see what you have.
 

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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2015, 09:51 AM »
Its very cool. How long have you been working on the trees in the forest?  I am not going on vacation anytime soon. Until I set up a irrigation system for the trees.
 

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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2015, 09:52 AM »
I will definately be looking for an update in sept. On the Dmt forest.
 

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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2015, 12:40 PM »
The seedlings were planted in 2008 and I started my forest in 2010.  But I really didn't do anything with it till 2013 before I re-potted everything and left them to grow again.

But yeah.  What this space for spring (Sept)   ;D
 

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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2015, 08:28 PM »
I have some Texas Ebony seedlings
 

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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2015, 08:31 PM »
And texas Mountain laurel  growing together. I want to make a forest with a mix of both. And I have some T.ebony seedlings growing like a forest. I drilled holes in some CD s and place a seedling in each hole I will check the roots out next spring. 
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Re: Beginnings to a Root over rock Ficus Aurea Strangler
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2015, 02:02 AM »
CD's.....

I never thought of that.

I used a tile for my maple seedlings and that was quite a mission to get the hole right.  I am hoping to get the seedlings to fuse together so that I can create one tree.

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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2015, 02:49 AM »
Tiles are tough . I just stack two Cd's and used a knife to make the holes. I want the roots to intertwine and be exposed. I also have some Peacock flower tree and Royal poinciana on a cds.
 

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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2015, 02:56 AM »
I seen a thread somewhere where the woman cut lines on a trees base and made 1 inch strips . He placed sticks  under the bark and covered with soil. And her trees have amazing nebari. I haven't trued it yet
 

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Re: Beginnings to a Root over rock Ficus Aurea Strangler
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2015, 05:25 AM »
That is really interesting.

I must remember that for the next time I want to try something.  I have so many old cd's that I never listen to so that would not be a problem.

Did you plan out the spacings first or was it just a random hole making on the cd's