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    Organic fertilizer suggestions?

    Well they are good but since I moved to the country I can't do cakes anymore. But suggestion for your teabags if you wanna keep using them is 'Treetone'. Its what Bjorn was using for a long time. He's actually switched over to this other product that already comes 'pelletized' and its called -...
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    Ficus microcarpa one year progression

    I would saw the bulb off and create a flat nebari. Save any long rootage like I pointed to in yellow. I would cut along the red line next summer.
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    Summer Repotting

    Here in my mind north florida climate I pretty much repot whenever I notice a tree needs it. You know when I notice water not getting thru or roots pushing up etc. I really only do 'seasonal' repotting when I'm taking a tree from a nursery or training pot to a bonsai sized container for the...
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    How much would you pay for these white pine and black pine?

    The black pine is EASILY worth that...I would buy it half a second.
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    Defoliation 101

    Im wondering if it has to to do with the fact that elsewhare on the tree i did remove tips. Probably half the tips were cut and half were left. I also do a pretty complete defoliation. Im thinking that the tree is getting enough stimulus in terms of auxin suppression from the tips that were...
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    Defoliation 101

    So hey, I'll try to get a complete post up but I wanted to show this one pic at least. This is a shoot that was not pruned during the defoliation. There are several that were left. The last leaf pair was removed but the end was not snipped. I am indeed getting the latent buds to pop out. The...
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    Defoliation 101

    I I did a complete defoliation today so ill try to get up a full progression of the whole year on this thing. I've got pretty complete shots since I'm using it for intensives. Then we can compare notes.
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    Defoliation 101

    Ye Yeah this has already been defoliated completely once on April 18th. All leaves are regrown. That's the second flush of growth on that shoot not the first spring growth. The before and after defoliation pic is this year a month ago and now.
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    Defoliation 101

    I am also about to so defoliation #2 on this tree so I will take some new shots as well and post the results. I can do a ficus or two as well ;)
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    Defoliation 101

    Yep. I've been enrolled in both tracks of his intensives so I'm pretty much doing his plan on most everything these days :)
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    Defoliation 101

    Yeah sorry these pics blow. I'll go get some better shots and try to update a proper post. So in the large trident defoliated... Over on the left you can sorta see a low shoot with leaves on the end. Blurred and tiny I know....sry. So that was defoliated but the tip growth was left uncut and it...
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    Defoliation 101

    Sorta got em posted.....
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    Defoliation 101

    No need I can show you now. Especially with tridents ;) The first pic is a crepe myrtle defoliate and shoot cut. Notice the new growth from the cut ends but no growth lower. This is a specific behavior of crepe myrtle. The second is a trident defoliated 1 month ago but a few ends were left...
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    Defoliation 101

    If this is only about crepe myrtles I guess some of this is accurate. Defoliations behave differently from species to species and have different purposes... This is a crepe myrtle so your observation about triggering new leaves is correct - a crepe won't - but on many many other true deciduous...
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    Acer rubrum internode reduction

    They reduce.....
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