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Big Eastern White Pine

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Extremely rare!
It is surprising that this tree was found in clay. I would love to learn as much as you are willing to share about its growing conditions and general location of collection. This is a great discovery, THANKS FOR SHARING!

What a great tree and it has great possibilities as well.  Congratulations ;D.

M. Frary:

--- Quote from: mc4mc44 on September 15, 2014, 11:37 AM ---It was raining, the needles were bunched up. 5 needles per fascicle, soft blue white needles. It's an EWP. I know it's hard to believe with the bark, but i know my trees.

Posting pictures in a minute, why would i collect this tree if i didn't even know what it is?

--- End quote ---

   People collect trees that they don't know what they are all of the time. On of my pet peeves is when someone comes on a forum and asks what kind of tree is this? I just collected it.
    Is 2 feet tall going to be big enough to make the long needles look short? Or can JWP foliage be grafted to one of these?

No real updates, absolutely nothing has changed. It's still green enough to keep my hopes up though.
No browning. No drying of the bark.
Still blue greenish-yellow, no paleness.
The buds aren't very soft anymore, nevermind extending. They are still green and alive though, they don't seem to be drying out, just they aren't softening and pushing growth.
Hopefully it's just trying to relax for the summer. I didn't expect growth until very late spring anyway, but I'm getting a little worried now honestly.

And the size of this tree is perfect, The needle size could be completely ignored as long as everything ends up OK.

Marc, The tree was found in Eastern Pa, It was found a couple years ago. I moved some big rocks from around it and found straight clay and gravel. I can't really describe the area it was collected in very well, It's a special place. It's like nowhere else around here. I really just can't find the words to describe it. I'm not trying to be secretive, I just really can't describe it. It's a beautiful little hidden spot. Tiny trees are everywhere, almost every one worthy of digging. It's private property though, and it took a lot to even dig this. The owner of the property loves the area the same way I do, she'd prefer the trees stayed there but knowing I was going to do my honest best she gave me permission to dig this big one. The area was mined for the top layer of soil a very long time ago, so the area isn't exactly "natural." But the clay does have the perfect mix of gravel, big rocks, water wind and snow to grow the perfect tiny trees.

Depending on if this big ol tree makes it I'll have permission to dig more.

Leo in NE Illinois:
It might take a year off. If you get no bud extension this year, but it stays green, it is just growing roots. You need at least one year of vigorous growth before doing any more work. Plan on letting recover until 2017 before working on it.

nice, I'm glad it made it through its first winter.



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