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  1. S

    More azalea transplants

    The local fb site had an offer of some azaleas and gardenias. Can't pass up free trees, especially when they are already dug and just waiting to be picked up. Here are the plants I picked up. It's quite late in the season for azaleas here but one had double white flowers First step is to...
  2. Balbs

    Collected Cherry (I think)

    Collected this big stump in March. I should have cut it lower but this was the first time doing this. I thought it was a birch because the bark is whitish, but after it budded out I think it's some native cherry. Sorry the picture is terrible. So here is is today, and it's been growing...
  3. SmallTreeGuy

    Collected Crape Myrtle…opinions?

    Hello all, Zone 8a. I am getting new landscaping put in and in an attempt to beat the landscapers, I dug out one of four, 25’ Crape Myrtles in my front yard. I have the option of getting all 4 obviously but I don’t think I have the time (or energy) for all of them before work is started next...
  4. trigo

    Kill it or make a bonsai

    I've seen ryan neil say this on multiple streams on mirai live, in this video at 16:33 he's saying this again. Reduce the rootball enough to fit a bonsai pot, it's a kill it or make a bonsai moment... but following that logic, why not bare root? why not make more drastic moves on initial stages...
  5. D

    American beech styling ideas

    This American beech, I collected 2 years ago. It has 4"-5" base, and has been growing untouched. I am just looking for ideas on what direction to go with this tree. I'm am not a fan of the type of broom style where the trunk splits into two leaders of equal size. I just don't want to create one...
  6. trigo

    Field Grown JBP progression, Help needed.

    This JBP was collected here in Brazil on the ending of our winter, 5 weeks ago, i started with slow realease fertilizer the day after collecting it and 1x per week foliar feeding fish and kelp fertilizer. It stayed 3 weeks on partial shade and the last 2 weeks it got full sun. It started to push...
  7. trigo

    Collected JBP Aftercare - beginner

    So today i just collected a field grown JBP, it was on the field for several years, heavy clay soil, well fed and watered. The rootball came out with a nice size and capilary roots. So my question is about the aftercare, right now it's a bush with lots of foliar mass and buds swelling, some...
  8. S

    Collecting azaleas

    This thread in response to a request from @Deep Sea Diver for some documentation of transplanting azaleas. Feel free to add comments or other experiences. I have been involved in garden maintenance for a number of years. One client was a retirement village established in the 1970s. As part of...
  9. W

    Collecting Juniper Yamadori - First time lessons learned/tips?

    About a week ago, I went on my first Juniper Yamadori collecting trip and brought home two fine specimens which I'm praying to the gods, will survive. This was an extremely fun and memorable experience for me, but I feel no amount of reading would have probably fully prepared me for what I was...
  10. Alvaro

    What kind of tree is this?

    I wasn’t sure where to put this post I’ts my first time posting here. I need some help here, a friend gave me this tree that collected and I want to know what kind of tree it is, from what I read and the description I found in this article, it is a Limber pine -“This species of conifer can have...
  11. RMJoe

    Creek Collected Honeysuckle

    Here is a gnarly Amur honeysuckle I collected from the creek near my house this spring. Massive and gnarly from frequent floods breaking branches. Bare rooted and planted it in a concrete mixing tub - it has been remarkably vigorous. Actually it was carried away in a flash flood after I potted...
  12. M

    Recently collected Japanese boxwood after-care.

    Hi all, am I very new to bonsai so forgive any mistakes I might have made. I recently collected about 8 of what I think are Japanese boxwood. And was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on how to make sure they stay alive and well established. Here is a bit of context. I collected them...
  13. Bnana

    European hornbeam

    This hornbeam had to be removed from a garden and that allowed me to collect it and try to make something out of it. It has been collected end of December, not ideal but leaving it longer was no option. I removed a large part of the roots, the taproot and lower sidetroots, and there are only...
  14. Big Country Bonsai

    Another Buckley Oak collected in Texas.

    Hey guys, just documenting and sharing another Quercus buckleyi ( Buckley’s Oak) that I collected near Abilene, Texas. I’m really excited about this one because of the really nice radial roots that it has. There’s a tiny bit of inverse taper at the moment but I’m hoping now that the lower trunk...
  15. Big Country Bonsai

    Future twin trunk oak

    I’m one of those that really wants to see more oak in bonsai and I hope to eventually have some nice ones myself. Here are a few shots of an oak that I recently collected. It was a real chore getting this guy out of the ground! During the process I broke my mattock axe handle by hitting it on a...
  16. Big Country Bonsai

    Did I leave the trunk of this oak too long?

    I collected this oak this weekend and was able to get some nice feeder roots out with it. I left the trunks long with the intention of maybe cutting them back shorter in the next couple of days. I’ve already shortened them to where I have the trunks blocked out in the edited picture but I’m...
  17. Big Country Bonsai

    Recently acquired post oak (Quercus stellata)

    I was lucky enough to purchase this pretty cool oak prebonsai at a Dallas nursery and just had to take it home with me because I think it has potential to become something awesome in the future. From what I’ve read collecting oak is something that’s not necesarilly easy to do and it was awesome...
  18. Big Country Bonsai

    Anyone have experience working with Quercus stellata (post oak)? Any advice appreciated

    I was lucky enough to purchase this pretty cool oak prebonsai at a Dallas nursery and just had to take it home with me because I think it has potential to become something awesome in the future. From what I’ve read collecting oak is something that’s not necesarilly easy to do and it was awesome...
  19. Cosmos

    The bark picture thread

    Simple: post an interesting closeup picture of the bark of a tree you own (refined bonsai or long term project, doesn’t matter). Focus on picture quality, proper focus and lighting. If you post in this thread, you must attach a bark picture, no exception. Same rule as in the other picture...
  20. E

    A collected Yew

    The bonsai group that I'm a part of organized a collection trip to a semi-abandoned nursery this weekend. I got myself a yew. Not sure if it is a Taxus cuspidata or Taxus brevifolia, but they were the two planted there 40 years ago so it's one of those. I found this one overgrown with grass and...
  21. C

    Collected Mugo Pines. Help!

    So I just got two mugo pines from free Craigslist (like 5 mins ago). I know it’s the wrong time of year to be doing anything in the way of collecting/planting/potting, but the guy wanted them gone ASAP. It also happens to be 100 degrees in Michigan today (great lol). My question is, to keep...
  22. C

    Cedar training boxes?

    So I found a great mulberry stump that I want to collect come the winter. I also would like to get my Japanese maple out of its nursery pot when the time comes. I see a lot of people beginning training from collected trees and nursery pots into cedar boxes. I understand that these boxes are...
  23. BonsaiBay

    Styling Advise on an Unknown Collected Juniper

    First, yes, I know that the foliage isn't good. Please ignore the color for now. I haven't decided what I am going to do about that yet. I collected this Juniper a couple years ago now and have yet to figure out what to do with it. That probably tells me everything I need to know but I'm not...
  24. Cosmos

    Collected red spruce (picea rubens) - repotting question

    I collected this small tree last October in Nova Scotia, under a power line. As you can guess from the first picture, collection was quite easy as the tree was growing precariously in clay-like sandy soil. I only had to cut about 3-4 longer roots to dislodge it, so I got almost a perfectly...
  25. Forest Bean

    Collected pine seedlings

    Hello nuts, I collected these three pine seedlings while I was out. I got them in the state of Maryland. They have 4-5 needles in each fascicle. The only 5-needle pine I know that is native to my area is Pinus strobus the Eastern white pine. Here is a photo of a Pinus strobus seedling I...
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