bald cypress

  1. HENDO

    Roots pushing out of slab edges - BC forest

    Hey All, For the past few weeks the edges of the muck/soil have been lifting up on my Bald Cypress planting, especially when it dries up a bit. I peeked underneath and there are roots growing out the sides, and of course the drainage holes as well. Is there anything that can be done to mitigate...
  2. David Nelams

    Bald Cypress in distress!

    I have a Bald Cypress that I harvested 4 years ago, For 3 years it lived in a homemade goldfish pond, since I moved I repotted it. Everything was going good until I asked my 12yr old son to move it for me. I turned away for a minute that’s when he tried picking it up by the trunk, pulling the...
  3. J

    Bald Cypress Yamadori

    I would like a true yamadori bald cypress. Something that is truly ancient. I can either pay or trade California Juniper yamadori.
  4. T

    Pruning/Training For Colorado Blue Spruce, Bald Cypress & Dawn Redwood

    Good day all, my first post on the site, hope to make some friends. I am in NYC {USDA plant zone 7B} and have a great backyard and quite a few years of growing a wide range of plants and gardening etc. I have recently been gifted three beautiful deciduous bonsai all three in the upright style...
  5. HENDO

    Chopped BC Beast Growth Question - remove any new growth now?

    Hey All, This might be a stupid question... My chopped BC are starting to explode. Before it may be too late I wanted to ask if it is the time to start removing/managing any new growth - if not, when is the right time? Here is the tree with the most growth so far. The reason I am asking is...
  6. S

    Bonsai Bee

    Hi all, Thanks for having me! I study trees and forests but am new to the art of bonsai and found this site (loaded with great info from longtime artists) and felt it necessary I join for reasons just like this. I'm Currently living in Gainesville, FL and recently obtained a Bald Cypress...
  7. HENDO

    Is this tree placement bad?

    Hi All, Yesterday I made my second bald cypress forest and had it all planned out nice, but after wiring I'm not 100% sure about the tree placement. The primary/secondary up front almost aligned, and then 3 smaller tress in the back which at an off-side angle are almost all aligned as well...
  8. Ampersand

    Help with my Bald Cypress

    Hello, I live in the Chicago area and I currently have a bald cypress bonsai tree that ive had for about 5 months. Recently I noticed the leaves were turning a dark green and started to shrivel up. I Also recently moved it to my office sue to my apartment heater not working. Any ideas on why...
  9. Fishtank307

    Bald cypress dying or dead

    I absolutely hate to write this post... I've had this bald cypress since last year. It was one of my favorite trees and I think I messed up pretty bad... It grew very well, had to prune it a couple of times during the growing season. Apart from a spider mite attack during spring, no problems...
  10. EddyFern

    Large Bald Cypress

    Bought this beauty today from Dragontree in Palm City Florida. I am SO excited about this tree. I live in New York and the tree is from South Florida so it will stay in Florida until April (after the winters worst has passed), when I will bring it up to New York and start working on it. I hope...
  11. BillsBayou

    Bald Cypress Bonsai - Briseuse de Coeur 2018 - A Plan Emerges - Week 1/2

    My latest bald cypress bonsai development video is up! This is "Briseuse de Coeur". I have had this heartbreaker for 22 years. It was the first bald cypress I dug from the swamps on a collecting trip with Gary Marchal. So much has gone wrong with this tree over the years that it finally looks...
  12. lpearl

    Bald Cypress: Prune saplings while bedded in ground?

    Good afternoon – I am in south Florida (USDA Zone 10b), new to the forum and pretty fresh behind the ears with bonsai. This Nov I put 6 bald cypress saplings (18 – 24” straight sticks with tap root removed) in the ground over a shallow hard pan of tiles. The tiles are covered with plastic with a...
  13. H

    Three Bald Cypress I picked up this spring

    Purchased at a nursery. Trunk chopped, and potted in mixing tub. The BC in the first picture, I cut about 100% of the roots off. I really thought it wouldn't survive. All seem to be doing well. Angled the chops and selected keeper branches. These are my first attempt with Bald Cypress.
  14. M

    Bald cypress dying branches

    Hi, I'm new to the page. I live in south Florida and bought this BC from a nursery last winter while it was dormant. It was like 8' tall before I cut it down. It came back from dormancy perfectly but a month ago the oldest and strongest brach suddenly died and two other follow. I noticed a very...
  15. UrbanNJPlants

    Brand New To Bonsai - First Bald Cypress

    Hello all, as stated I'm brand new to the world of bonsai with that said I have a Bald Cypress that I was thinking to make my first. This tree is about 4' tall from the top of the ball. Being brand new to this I feel over whelmed but am ready to make a move. Would this one make for a decent...
  16. markyscott

    Texas Shohin Bald Cypress

    I honestly don't know what is wrong with me. I'm going to need a taller ladder to work the apex.
  17. Castanea

    Bald Cypress - CHOP

    I want to begin working on a bald cypress by purchasing nursery stock and chopping it low. I live in VA, hardiness zone 7a What is the best time of year for me to do this? Thanks
  18. BillsBayou

    Bald Cypress Bonsai Year 4 Video Is Up

    I finally got to work on my bald cypress in June instead of January. No problem. Just wire over the leaves. Yes, I'm a slow video editor. This is the tree I dug out of the swamp 4 years ago. I think it is coming along nicely. The vision I have for it is finally coming into view. Links...
  19. markyscott

    Collected Bald Cypress

    Fun and rewarding work. Here's the process. After collecting, I use packing stretch wrap to protect and hold together the rootball. With bald cypress, you can just leave the wrap on and set the rootball in water until you're ready to repot. Cut the plastic off with a sharp knife to expose...
  20. aframe

    Bald Cypress: 1 Year Progression

    Tree as acquired June 2013, Santa Cruz CA
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