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Species Specific => Ponderosa Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Chrisl on April 03, 2012, 06:57 PM

Title: Dead Ponderosa
Post by: Chrisl on April 03, 2012, 06:57 PM
I didn't want to intrude in oakandwalnut's thread so thought I'd start a new one.

I got this tree last yr. from Andy Smith who collected it last spring.  I just took it out of the box.  I didn't see any root rot, but no new roots either.  But you can tell from the pictures that all the original soil wasn't washed out.

I just want to quote John K. from the other thread that is very pertinent:  "I will guarantee this- fail to repot your ponderosas out of the gunk they come from the mountains in, and you live in warm humid place (even just summers) and you will have a tree planted in a septic mess before you know it....The best way I have found to kill collected trees is to collect them, pot them up, and then throw them in to a vehicle and drive them somewhere that year. Doesn't always work, but does from time to time."

Yup John, you were right.  I'll def. get my new tree bare rooted!
Title: Re: Dead Ponderosa
Post by: Treebeard55 on April 04, 2012, 09:36 AM
Sorry to see that, Chris. A real bummer!  :( I know how it feels -- been there, done that. But you've learned from it, and that's the main point now.

Very decent of Andy to replace the tree gratis!
Title: Re: Dead Ponderosa
Post by: Chrisl on April 04, 2012, 04:44 PM
Thanks Steve!  And yes, Andy's been incredibly nice and I really appreciate it.