air layer

  1. R

    Once and for all — can Atlas Cedar be layered?

    Hello all, first post here. I have a Blue Atlas Cedar that I got as cheap sickly nursery stock a year and a half ago. I got it to full health last year and now have it in a pond basket coiled into quite a lovely extreme shape with some 5mm wire (cant ground grow atm). The tree is fairly young...
  2. T

    Recommendations for propagating young nursery stock

    Hi, new here and to bonsai in general. I just got a young trident maple and a dawn Redwood in the mail. Both are pretty tall for how thin the trunks are so I was considering airlayering both of them. Any recommendations on the best propagation method here? I've heard you can root cuttings of...
  3. K

    Growth rate many airlayers vs single plant

    Hey guys, Lately I've been quite obsessed🥴 with propagating japanese maple cultivars via air layers and being as efficient as possible at it, i.e. maximizing growth/gains. I keep wondering whether having many smaller plants of the same cultivar produces a generally higher amount of accumulated...
  4. Shoshin

    Itoigawa air-layer?

    It may be hard to see in the photo but the bottom section of this juniper has considerable inverse taper and would appreciate any thoughts around possible air-layering. I recently saw a YouTube video where someone repotted the whole lower part, air layer and root base in a larger pot which...
  5. cbroad

    J.M. clump air layer

    Here's a Japanese maple clump air layer I've been growing since fall of 2016. It came off of a tree in my yard and unfortunately I don't know the variety. It gets a nice orange fall color which is a little unique with palmatums. I repotted it last Wednesday and took off the biggest trunk which...
  6. RKMcGinnis

    Air Layer Pods

    I was curious if anyone on the forum has tried using those air layer pods? I’ve always air layered larger in ground trees but want to do some smaller branches (3/8 to 1/2 inch) with my smaller potted trees.
  7. cbroad

    Clump Amur air layer progression

    Here's an Amur maple clump air layer I potted up 8/3/17. It's been repotted once since then, but it definitely needs it again this season. It hasn't ever really been that vigorous for me, which is surprising since it's an amur, but the soil was probably crap from the beginning... Hopefully by...
  8. ThornBc

    Finding the tree in the tree, malus layer project

    Winter has just started here in Scotland and I'm finding myself itching to start the projects I've set aside for spring, but I can't, so I'm using my time planning and making virtuals. Here's one of those projects. I bought this top-worked, mini standard patio Malus for very cheap, after it made...
  9. Rivian

    Does dwarf Alberta Spruce airlayer?

    Title. I mean they do grow from cuttings. Wondering if older wood can be airlayered too, for better nebari. Maybe you have had success airlayering similar Piceas? I find these things for free sometimes, but they have thick roots that grow in circles. Pics just to show what the plant can look...
  10. rollwithak

    Doomed Chinese Elm Branch

    Hey All I had a Chinese elm in the backyard that I was reluctantly avoiding to cut some branches that had starting to grow over my neighbors fence. Thought I’d try to salvage some of it. Here are some pictures of when I removed the air layer over the weekend and how it finished up. Curious to...
  11. veles616

    Wild willow air layering

    Hello, First of all excuse my english, I'm translating from my mind so some phrases might come out silly. Since i was little i loved looking at bonsai trees and always wished to have one, sadly the first and only bonsai i ever had didn't survive cause my lack of knowledge and common sense as a...
  12. Rivian

    First fully successful airlayer - Deshojo maple

    "Fully" successful because I got ordinary JM to root before but then had fungal issues I recognised too late. The straight JM rooted In about 4 weeks, the roots came out from the upper edge. Deshojo I checked after 2 months, there was some callus but no roots. Didnt cut anything, just reapplied...
  13. Bezalel Nebari

    BRT Air Layer Leaves Not Opening

    I started this air layer on my BRT about a month ago. First I hard chopped everything below it, which caused the top part that I am layering to explode in new growth. After about 2 weeks, the leaves above the layering point closed and never opened again, and there hasn't been any new growth up...
  14. M

    Air layer leaves drying out

    Hi, new member here. I'm posting because I have a Chinese elm air layer with leaves that have suddenly started drying out. It was air layered in mid April and has been growing strongly since then. Today I noticed the new shoots and leaves had started to dry out. I took a peek at the cut site...
  15. BarkLeafTrees

    Arakawa Maple air layer?

    I’ve found an Acer Palmatum Arakawa for sale near me but I’m unsure whether to go ahead with buying it. I knew they’d be a graft that I’d have to air layer off but the rough bark just gives me the idea that it won’t air layer as easy as other maples? Has anyone else had any success layering an...
  16. SeanS

    Air layer & planting on a board?

    Can an air layer be separated and planted directly on a board, or should the layer be planted normally for a season and then repotted on a board the following season?
  17. BonjourBonsai

    Question on position of air layer, or when you come to a fork in the road, do you take it?

    I'd like to air layer a part of this Acer P. but I'm not sure where. Should I: layer below the Y and make a double trunk, Layer the left or the right and leave the other, or Layer both above the Y There are some leaves below the Y so if I did 1 or 3 the tree should be ok. If I did 2, I could...
  18. M

    Air Layers failing

    So I started three different air layers on my potted fruit trees in early October, I live in zone 7b. One on my Barbados cherry tree and two on my orange tree. I have successfully air layered other deciduous trees but have had no success with fruit trees. All three air layers were doing just...
  19. xisbi

    Air layer started to drop leaves after 2 days

    hi I am new to air layering and could use some help. I air layered a meyer lemon tree and within a day the leaves of the air layered part started to fall. Did I remove too much when I was removing the bark of the branch? the new growth that was on the branch before the air layer so far kept...
  20. B

    Air Layering

    So I did air layering for the first time after watching many videos on it's so I knew how to do it properly. I did it on a lions head Japanese maple that I have; I air layered two branches on this tree and waited 8 weeks. I checked today if there were roots and this is what I saw (see pictures)...
  21. S

    Quercus cerris/Turkey oak ground layer

    Has anyone had success on ground layering or applying tourniquet on turkey oak? Is it possible to create a new nebari with theese methods, or one should try graft saplings on it, or cut windows on the bark and burry it, to fill the gaps between the roots?
  22. Tbwilson33

    Nursery ficus. Chop? Air layer? Looking for advice

    Hey everyone, novice bonsai guy just looking for advice. I found this at a local mom and pop shop for 35 dollars and thought why not? Decent size trunk on it. I just bought it thinking of trunk chopping it and trying to root some cuttings but I just started thinking I could air layer the top to...
  23. DamianTrimboli

    JM Air Layer - Wrong?

    I'm in the south emisphere - Buenos Aires exactly. I've done an air layer in a JM on December 29th. Now i'm noticing that the newest leaves are turning brown, but the hardened off ones are still ok. Has the air layer gone bad? Is there anything i can do to save it? is it normal? I've done air...
  24. Saddler

    Shohin Maple Trunk

    I wired this trunk while still on the parent tree and removed it about three years ago. I’ve had it at a friends the whole time and missed repotting it every year. I’ll repot it next spring. This fall I want to cut it back to the primary branches and grow the leader out to thicken the top...
  25. cbroad

    Air layering Shantung maple?

    Anybody have experience doing this? I can't imagine it's that hard and is probably similar with most maples, but with the thicker bark, is there any difficulties? I've tried searching online and here about how successful this is but not really coming up with much for the specific species...
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