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  1. theta

    Tree ID

    Found 2 of these at a nursery, it looks like some kind of elm, but what are your expert opinions?
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    Separating air layer

    @cbroad what would you suggest I do to secure the new air layer in the new container? I was thinking of wrapping a heavy gauge wire around the trunk and just trying to drive it down in the soil?
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    Separating air layer

    The sphagnum was cut already into pretty small pieces, so yeah hopefully it'll be easy to separate out when the time comes. I'm just nervous to even touch them at all. Are you liking the 50/50 perlite/shagnum mix? I might try that.
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    Separating air layer

    When seperating air layers, is it best to not disturb the new roots at all and just plant the sphagnum miss root ball in a new pot without touching them? Can you spread them out a little? I've only done this once before and I really overworked the new roots, spreading them too much and it...
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    JM Planning and Design

    What's going on here? -- Turns from green trunk to red, is there a graft union there? The close up of the lower trunk and roots don't look grafted to me.
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    When to top JM

    A third option could be to air layer it a little higher than your line. Nice chance to practice another bonsai technique and you'd potentially get a second tree for free.
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    32 year old Acer Rubrum

    Really amazing tree. And a wonderful story to go with it!
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    Standard JM

    And now we wait...
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    Standard JM

    I cannot believe it's been another year. Another year with not much work done at all on this tree. At least it gave me more time to look at the tree and think about some possibilities. Right now I'm leaning towards air layering off this whole top section above the red line. It's got nice...
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    Trident Maple -- Black spots on new growth

    I noticed these black spots on new growth today. Does anyone know what could be the cause? There's also these other parts of leaves that have curled around and turned brown? Any advice would be appreciated. I did repot this year.
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    Standard JM stock for root grafts?

    Makes sense! Alright, well next spring I'll be repotting my maple, working the roots and attaching a bunch of root grafts!
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    Standard JM stock for root grafts?

    Ahhh ok, thanks for your insight. I'll hold off then for now. What time should I look at starting that process?
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    Standard JM stock for root grafts?

    I want to start some root grafts this year on one of my trees. Does anyone have a good resource for buying a bunch of seedlings/saplings to use?
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    Home Depot Crape Myrtle

    Sorry to hear that. I think that's how I lost 2 branches this winter. From now on I'm going to be bringing it inside a lot more often during the winter months.
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    Home Depot Crape Myrtle

    Yes, usually after the new growth has finished emerging, hardened, turned darker green, you can go back in and prune and you will get a second flush of growth. Depending on how long your growing season is, you can do this multiple times. This year I tried doing that a bit earlier than usual...
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