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  1. IMG_1366

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    Engelmann- collected 8/2015
  2. IMG_1368

    IMG_1368

    Tortured Engelmann- collected 5/2014
  3. IMG_1370

    IMG_1370

    Bristlecone- collected 4/2012
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    Wiring videos just plain wrong!

    Watch the watering video fro them if you need a chuckle. Wow.
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    Yosemite in Autumn

    My name on this site (and others) refers to my BASE jumping number. I was the 797th person to get all four objects (Building, Antenna, Span/bridge and Earth/cliff). Also being an avid rock climber and sponsored athlete at the time, El Capitan and I met back in 2007. And, I mean met. What should...
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    Fall 2016

    Hey Walter. Patrik from Boulder here. Thanks for showing your amazing broadleaf trees at this special time of the year. Great stuff. Patrik
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    ROR, tower additon

    Haha. I inadvertently omitted a comma. It was more like... How about the weather, man. I was merely pointing out the abrupt change we encounter most years. I am quite familiar with orographic weather being a geographer. When I graduated from Penn State, one out of three meteorologists came from...
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    Noticed your post mentioned the group of seven. Curious if you are also a fan of Eyvind Earle...

    Noticed your post mentioned the group of seven. Curious if you are also a fan of Eyvind Earle? Google his images if you are not familiar. He also has an interesting back story. Patrik
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    Best original authors tree.

    Oh, here's the deadwood. Patrik
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    Best original authors tree.

    October 2014, 2 years after collection. Work done earlier today. May 2016 October 2014 Patrik
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    Engelmann spruce- What would you do?

    Both, I suppose. Traded for some of Ryan's time and sold it for some loot. It was a hard decision as it will be the best bristlecone in a pot someday. In the end, I have quite a few trees ready for some major work beyond my skillset and Ryan will likely do something very special with that plant...
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    Engelmann spruce- What would you do?

    Thanks guys. Giga, that particular bristlecone found its way to Mirai a few months ago. Can't wait to see what Ryan does with it. Patrik
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    A Spruce named "Coltrane"

    Communis
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    What did I find on trip in tenn

    Yeah man, I'd probably just go for it then.
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    What did I find on trip in tenn

    You can dig a large rootball around it and it should be fine. Or, you can scoop it up early in spring and have a relatively bigger trunk, and be able to be more aggressive on root pruning. Which alternative you choose will either set you back a year or benefit the long term goal, its up to you...
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    Thought I was sending you a pm, but appears this ended up on your "feed"? Still figuring this...

    Thought I was sending you a pm, but appears this ended up on your "feed"? Still figuring this forum out. Please pm me with an answer or to check back here. Thanks again.
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    Hey Grimmy, I picked up the Bayer rose all in one granular today. Wondering if you have noticed...

    Hey Grimmy, I picked up the Bayer rose all in one granular today. Wondering if you have noticed any impact on mycorrhizae? I'll read the label momentarily, but also curious if you deviate from application instructions? Where in SE PA are you? I grew up in Bucks county, Doylestown. Thanks, Patrik
  18. base797

    Could Daconil do this, if not, then what?

    So, you're thinking that the Daconil is the likely culprit?
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    Could Daconil do this, if not, then what?

    Does this help confirm or deny any theories? This challenging pic was taken with a microscope of a partial needle from one of the buds in question. Stomata seam normal to me, but haven't viewed a whole lotta stomata before.
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    Could Daconil do this, if not, then what?

    Damn, just when I thought it was fungal! The affected buds are smaller than the healthy ones so I assumed that they were "younger", but I suppose it's possible that they were just simply smaller due to stalling out after a cold snap and actually started the process earlier. Thanks Oso.
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    Could Daconil do this, if not, then what?

    So, I'm thinking this is a fungal manifestation that Daconil doesn't address. Reason being, Matt Reel was here last Thursday doing some shopping and we inspected many of my trees thoroughly, including the bigger one in this post. At that time there was zero evidence of any issues on any trees...
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    Could Daconil do this, if not, then what?

    Wire, turns out I'm quite familiar with them after all. We just called them (generic) galls. Lots of trees come down from the mountains with them. I remove them immediately as the cycle (from what I understand) is that they emerge and then typically move to a Doug fir or another spruce and...
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    Could Daconil do this, if not, then what?

    Oso, I always appreciate your pensive evaluation of things. It is quite erratic and none are are the terminal bud? I busted open a couple more buds and found no evidence of bugs, so that is all but ruled out as far as I'm thinking. I'm skeptical of frost damage due to the species, but I suppose...
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    Could Daconil do this, if not, then what?

    Sorce and Chris, I typically apply after I get home from work and before dark, 6:30pm or later.
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    Could Daconil do this, if not, then what?

    That could be it as well. As usual, it's been a complete roller coaster around here with temps up and down. However, these are both Engelmann so I would think they should be fine with fluctuations in and out of freezing considering the came from about 10,000'. Thanks for taking the time to reply.