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    New website to buy Yamadori Pines and Junipers

    I'll send you some pics tomorrow. Thanks Alvaro
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    The Yamadori Thread

    I few gray oaks and one silver leaf oak Silverleaf oak They grow in high altitude but grow insanely strong in the TX weather. It is a evergreen oak but some leaves get really red during the fall season. These leaves fall off. https://photos.app.goo.gl/wAbvqzfjfxKdUTFH6 Gray Oaks These are...
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    Alligator juniper

    One thing I will say about alligator juniper is that they tend to have a lot of deadwood. At least, the ones at high elevations. I will say 70-90% of the tree is deadwood. This is a medium size example: https://photos.app.goo.gl/n1gSX6Va7YJoEhcY8
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    Alligator juniper

    I'll do. Thanks
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    Alligator juniper

    They grow in areas where the temps drop to -20 F. They just got dormant. In areas where it gets really cold, they grow facing South or wherever they get more sun. For example, the one @markyscott has was collected at 9000. They grow from low elevations to almost 10000. Normally, you find them...
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    The Yamadori Thread

    wow. I spent some time few years ago trying to find what it was and you just got it. It is a Wright's Silktassel Very cool. Now I know. Thanks
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    The Yamadori Thread

    I have collected a tree that I'm not sure what it is. I think it is from the manzanita family or something like that. It grows in high altitude deserts with pinyons and junipers. Really picky with the roots. I have tried 5 times with only one success. I tried to find out what it was but I...
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    Alligator juniper

    Mark, great job. I sold a tree to Mark Ackerson in Alb and he has done an amazing job moving the tree forward. It shows the potential of this type of junipers. This one is all about bark Original Tree http://chobonsaiyamadori.com/viewer/2 Styled tree
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    Collecting Ashe Juniper this weekend

    I have collected many ashe junipers in the past and I do think they have amazing foliage. However, they are difficult to collect as more ash grow in caliche, clay and any kind of heavy, muddy dirt. They tend to put long root in sandy soil so it is hard to get good roots. They do revert to...
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    The Yamadori Thread

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    The Yamadori Thread

    Big Gray Oak Collected in Fall 2018 It is a tree with crazy deadwood and deep bark.
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    Preferred Oaks

    I have been working with Gray Oak and Silverleaf oak. They are really strong and handle cold weather really well. Sergio Cuan has been working in a big one.
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    Another Buckley Oak collected in Texas.

    I'm also curious. The ones I collect (Gray Oak, Silverleaf oak, gamble oak) will die if bare-rooted. I think I tried few times with live oak and they died. This was the reason I only started collected oaks few ago. However, that tree seems to have feeder roots so that could increase its chances...
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    Wichita Mountains

    I'm like 3:30 hours from the place.
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    Wichita Mountains

    I will be surprised they let you collect in a wildlife refuge. However, let me know if they say yes. I have been curious about that place
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    New website to buy Yamadori Pines and Junipers

    I just added 4 trees to the site. 2 pinyons, 1 RMJ and 1 ponderosa. I'll be adding more in the next few days. http://chobonsaiyamadori.com/viewer/-LwLmgnjRc3jw4F8BorB http://chobonsaiyamadori.com/viewer/-LwLpy2fkN3s_tgUrJdb http://chobonsaiyamadori.com/viewer/-LwLe0YWyXMLnmhovo2k...
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    11 Month Progress of Ponderosa Pine

    This is an example of one collected almost 5 years ago http://chobonsaiyamadori.com/viewer/77
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    11 Month Progress of Ponderosa Pine

    They do survive and thrive. We still get nights below 32 degrees (Ryan Neil says Ponderosa only need one night of dormancy to do well). We also get, in some cases, 2 flushes as they sometime pushed new needles in September. However, the most difficult part is the watering. People tend to kill...
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    Future twin trunk oak

    It depends. Some in decomposed leaves (They grow in really hard rocks), others in some kind of clay/rock (The best ones but really hard to get enough roots)
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    Future twin trunk oak

    sorry wrong link http://chobonsaiyamadori.com/viewer/140
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    Future twin trunk oak

    About small very old oaks. I have this one. https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZhTFzDT7mgjVRPRo7 It is great example of an old small oak.
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    Future twin trunk oak

    Maybe NM in the spring. I have collected Ashe junipers in TX but I had a hard time finding nice twisted/deadwood material. They also require a lot of effort to dig as they grow in caliche. I have seen some nice junipers around Caprock canyon state park. I will collect anything that it looks...
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    Future twin trunk oak

    I really like seeing Texas oaks being used for bonsai. They're a hidden resource that rivals those old Rocky Mt. conifers as truly old material for native bonsai. Also good to hear folks are getting the hang of collecting them. Hopefully they will become a big part of U.S. native collected...
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    Looking for someone with experience and advice on collecting oaks in Texas?

    Fall collecting works great. I don't mist oaks as they will rot. The main issue is to get enough feeder roots.
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    Looking for someone with experience and advice on collecting oaks in Texas?

    Oaks are really hard to collect as they develop long roots. If they are growing on rocks or something that stops the roots to grow deep, you have a good chance.
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