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  1. AaronThomas

    100% Pumice and Montezuma Cypress

    Okay… so I have read several posts on the subject of using 100% pumice… some dating back to 2013 and still can’t find a clear answer…perhaps there isn’t one. I found a thread where Ben aka Beng asked why not use 100% pumice as a substrate for some trees. Lots of great info and some great links...
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    Politics and Bonsai

    This hobby and this forum are such an amazing escape for me… In fact my wife may argue too much of an escape LOL. Since the nuthouse started posting ads… They never really bothered me at all. Forums got to do what a forums gotta do, right? In fact on more than one occasion I have been tempted...
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    Random Pot Screen Though....

    Has anybody ever used Dura Rock joint tape for the drainage holes in their pots? Probably not great for the larger center hole but for the smaller holes in medium to larger sized pots. From what I have read, the tape screen is nylon or fiberglass that is alkali resistant and a bit (not sure...
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    Tree identification

    Crepe myrtle?
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    Pot price.....$$$?

    Hey all... Been looking to buy some larger unglazed pots. I have found a couple on various sites online… However, I still don’t have a very good grasp on what an appropriate price should be. Curious as to what you all think about the price for this 21 inch unglazed pot. Shipping included...
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    Nursery elm find...

    Hey all.... just found this elm at the local nursery that I thought had some potential. We are well into our growing season here in Arizona at this point and the tree has had a good head start. Too late to do much with it this year as far as far as root work. At this point I think I should...
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    Elm Thread Graft question

    So last April I started a thread graft on a small elm.... Lots of growth and thickening of the graft however about a week a go or so I snipped the scion. Today I noticed the leaves are a bit wilty. Did it fail or did i cut too soon? The graft is super long... should I have cut it? Thanks...
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    Lava question....

    Did a rock quarry run recently and they no longer are carrying 1/8 - 1/4 red lava that I use as an amendment for all my trees. So I ended up sifting the crushed lava from the dump truck tracks to get my desired size..... 2 hours for 20 gallons... for 10 bucks I shouldn't complain but... nope...
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    Deadwood on Montezuma Cypress.... Lime Sulfur recommendations?

    I posted a bit ago a pic of one of my MCs where a portion of the trunk has died... I'd like to treat with Lime Sulfur to preserve the wood however I have never used before. Did some research and many brands popped up. Wondering if any of you could recommend a brand. Tree in question.... Thanks!
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    Bad Elm Chop... Not my fault!

    Hey all... So this is an elm that I ground layered last year and replanted this year. I have had this tree for about 6 years or so. When I got the tree it had a pretty bad chop... like done with a drill paddle bit bad.(I say that only because it has a drill hole in the middle of the chop)...
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    Cypress bark question...

    Hey... so just noticed that one of my Montezuma Cypress had a large piece of bark flapping in the wind. Never seen or had this issue with any of my other trees. The Leader is still green... could this section be dead? Curious.... Thanks!
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    Suggestions for a Frankenstein Cypress

    Hey all... Last year I started this cypress with a hairbrained idea of creating 3 leaders to make a flat top... not sure what I was thinking. Anyhow... only 2 took cus I broke one of the leaders during the final chop. Now I have two stick and a trunk. Wondering what some options may be. Start...
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    Any thoughts on this elm.....

    Wondering if anybody had any thoughts on this elm.... I have spent the last two seasons trying to tighten up the foliage on this tree... Was really happy with the way it was looking toward the end of last season. This year I did some root pruning to try and get the tree a bit lower in the pot...
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    Montezuma cypress.... decisions decisions !

    Stopped by the local nursery today and saw a couple cypress that caught my eye… I thought these 3 looked pretty promising. Late in the season to do anything fun with them but figured I’d put it in the ground for a little while. Each base is approximately 4 inches wide. Which one would you choose??
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    Montezuma Cypress Leader disaster.....

    Well... the kids nailed the leader on my Cypress about six weeks ago now with who knows what. Had to cut the leader way down to get a clean chop. Scratched to see if it was still green and it is. Was hoping to see some buds popping on the leader like they have been all over the tree but...
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    Chopped Cypress in the sun…

    Curious… What do you all do once you trunk chop your Cypress… Do you put in the sun or let rest in the shade for a while? Thanks
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    Trimming new growth on cypress

    Curious… About how much new growth should be removed from a cypress in order to get the tree to focus energy to leader?
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    Stand time again...

    Love this time of year! Re-potting old trees... buying new trees... finding new pots... and making new stands and tables! Really have been inspire by what you all have been making and posting so I figured since I recently received a bunch of redwood boards, I would turn the garage into an...
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    Can mistletoe affect bonsai?

    OK… So totally random question. I had my trees resting underneath the shade of a large mesquite tree but did not notice the mistletoe above until the seed pods began to fall. Wondering if my Elm or cypress trees could be affected. Thanks
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    Leave a Cypress Chop too high...?

    Hey! So I haven't picked up new material in awhile but this year I got bit pretty bad with the "bonsai bug". I ended up picking up 3 Montezuma Cypress at our local nursery and have decide to try 2 flat tops and 1 as a formal upright. I have been looking at some flat top pics in nature as well...
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    Bougie Question

    Hey all! So I have read that bougies will not flower from old wood... does this mean that they will not send out new leaves from old wood? I'm starting to get some bare areas that wont seem to fill in. My vine always seems to look at its worst this time of year! Thanks!
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    Cascade Elm Potential?

    Hey Nuts! So here is an elm I've been playing with for a few years... When I bought it, it was one of those upright everyday "S" curved elms (still has the curve but not as much as it did in the beginning). I planted at an angle and about 4 years ago I chopped the upper portion of the trunk and...
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    Montezuma Cypress Leader

    Hi all! Been awhile since I have posted... hope everyone is well! Have a quick question about the progress on my MC. So 2 years ago I made my long awaited trunk chop and selected a leader... and last year I made my angle cut. (not sure how it went... but I sure looked like I knew what I was...
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    Sun Shelter for Elms

    With the temp here in hell...errrr... I mean Tucson hovering around 110 to 115 for the past few weeks with no let up in sight... I'm thinking of building a new pergola with removable shade cloth panels. Curious as to the percentage of sun block for the trees.... 30% or 40% ok? Afraid of having...
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    Miracle grow all purpose shake and feed… Beating a dead horse

    Going to give this fert a try with my elms.... I know I'm over thinking this but when the directions state the pot size they don't take into consideration the pot dept. Should I cut back on the suggested amount? Also... is it safe to use this along with Pete's 20-20-20 twice a month? Thanks!
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