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    National Forest Service Permit

    I think its a combination of nobody ever requesting collection permits at that one office, as well as me being very open to species, location, and timeframe of collecting. I told the guy I spoke with that I wouldn't be interested in bristlecone, or lodgepole, due to the high likelihood of...
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    National Forest Service Permit

    So yesterday I was granted permission to collect multiple, small (under 6 feet) softwood, and hardwood trees. I was told that as long as its for personal use, there wouldn't be a permit fee! :)
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    Went for the seeds, and got seedlings

    So I went back and found 3 more seedlings, and 1 with just the tap root. At this point in pretty positive that the ones with the round 1st leaves are not JM. I think I know what they are, but I don't know their name. My mom has a mature one growing in her back yard. Ill take a pic tomorrow...
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    Went for the seeds, and got seedlings

    News to me! Wow that must only be 20 miles away from me.
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    Went for the seeds, and got seedlings

    I have no clue. Theyre green most of the year, with a slight red color in the fall. If i were to guess id say just standard green.
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    Chinese elm waking up in CA

    It never dropped last years leaves, so im not concerned about the new leaves being damaged. :)
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    Went for the seeds, and got seedlings

    Yesterday i went to collect some JM seeds, and to my surprise i found several seedlings under 2 of the 3 trees in that spot. 2 seedlings under one tree are very lengthy, and the 1st leaves are very round. The other seedlings under the 2nd tree are shorter, and the 1st leaves are much longer...
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    Chinese elm waking up in CA

    Getting some color to the new growth.
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    400 year old bonsai stolen in japan

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/02/12/bonsai-tree-stolen-japan-owners-hope-400-year-old-tree-watered/2846836002/
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    Chinese elm waking up in CA

    With the polar vortex it was pretty warm for quite a few days. In that time my elm woke up, and has even pushed new buds that already opened up. Im brushing new buds off the trunk every couple days. Its supposed to get down to 30 tonight, but tomorrow nights low is in the 40's. Id like to put...
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    JBP contest after 1 year.

    I had no problems with germination. They all just died lol
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    JBP contest after 1 year.

    I removed the fines
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    JBP contest after 1 year.

    I used a germination tray with a lid. I would leave the lid slightly off. Could crushed/sifted red lava rock and bark be used as a grow medium?
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    JBP contest after 1 year.

    Outside with no heat pad. Hmm
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    JBP contest after 1 year.

    Considering every one of my seeds that germinated, died due to damping off. Im looking for a little motivation, and some do's/dont's with germinating jbp seeds. Originally i used regular potting soil that was screened down to .25 inches. I only watered when the top .25" was dry, yet they all...
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