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  1. 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...
  2. Forest Bean

    Wild Maple Soil Suggestions

    I have posted about this maple this week. I collected it from the woods. I want to know peoples suggestions for soil once it stabilizes enough to be repotted. I don't know the specific species. I believe it is Acer Rubrum the Red Maple. Others have suggested the "Freeman" Maple hybrid and the...
  3. petegreg

    11th floor Lonicera & Yew...

    ...from my mother's garden. Yesterday I went to visit my mom and pick up the first half of trees from their winter quartets. ...and decided to dig two trees I've been playing with for some three years. The first one is lonicera, for a clump style. I found this tree some three years ago when...
  4. ParticleCollider

    Yamadori collection license in Colorado?

    Hey everyone I wanted to see if anyone had information on potential licenses or permits to collect Yamadori in the state of Colorado? maybe a seasonal collection or particular area of the state? Any information here would be much appreciated!
  5. T

    Best trees to collect in Georgia

    Hey guys, I'm new to collecting trees, and bonsai in general. I'm wondering what species of tree I should be on the look out for in Georgia, more specifically about 30 miles south of Atlanta. My family has a few hundred acres of cow pastures, so there are open pastures, a few streams and a small...
  6. BonsaiBay

    A month to dig or it dies

    I'm hoping to get some guidance on when to dig up a ornamental pear tree, now or a month from now. Here's the problem, the tree has already pushed its new growth. Leaves are out and flowers are in the middle of opening. However, I just found out that I can remove it if I want it but I have about...
  7. Ryan H

    Collected Olives

    Hey nuts, I got an email about a soon to be bulldozed olive tree nearby and had to go for it. Total cost of the Day was $32 spent on an ax and I’m pretty happy with what I was able to collect. Some pictures below more the olive album I posted. If all goes well, I will have 5 new olives to...
  8. pyro gaz

    yamadori collection

    hi so who on here is lucky enough to collect yamadori? i mailed my contact at the local council and asked if it would be ok if i was to collect, he said it wasnt something they could licence so i should be careful...im happy with that! theres lots of scots pines, birch,larch and a few oak...
  9. C

    Digging a picea nudiformis

    I have a Picea Abies Nidiformis in my garden I need to dig up it is over 3 feet diameter and about 18 inches high, in about 1 foot of good soil then very heavy clay, growing very well. What would be the best time to dig it up and pot it up for a potential bonsai? I will need to fairly...
  10. palagaban

    interesting yamadori experiment

    Hi bonsainuters so i was able to collect an old lonicera yamadori 2 weeks ago... due to the place i dug the tree i was able to collect very little to next than nothing of the roots... i had little hopes of the survival rate for this old tree but i did not gave up... i followed the european...
  11. parhamr

    The Portland area free urban-dori thread

    Starting with this—privet, lilac, and two crabapples: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/zip/6041021850.html (I’m tempted by the privet) Please add what you’re aware of to this thread (if you want to share).
  12. jordystokes

    Be gentle...

    Went on a collection trip with fellow members of the Nashville Bonsai Society. It was my 1st time. Had a blast! This was my first collected tree. Amercain hornbeam, I think. Dig it out. Wash the dirt off. Cut some roots. Potted up in bonsai substrate. Water and shade. (Outside) Advice...
  13. S

    American beech (Fagus grandifolia) collecting and as bonsai

    I am considering trying to collect an American beech this spring to work on. They are one of my favorite trees and are readily available. It should be much quicker than trying to grow from seed. I would like to know if others have had success collecting and training American beech and are...
  14. S

    When is the best time of year to collect American elm?

    I assume I am way, way too late for this year. I would like to know what time of year is best to collect American elm? Before winter leaves fall off? What are the chances for success? Can I do a trunk chop on A. elm? Any other advice from those that have collected A. elm successfully is...
  15. S

    Quince, when should I collect from my yard?

    A small but at least seven year old quince has been growing on the border of my yard. I do not know whether it is Japanese or Chinese or what species or variety. It was on the property when we bought our house seven years ago. I did not notice it for the first few years until I saw it...
  16. ColinFraser

    Digging a Large Pomegranate

    OK Nuts, I will have an opportunity to collect a Pomegranate tree from a friend's property in the next week or so. I've had some success with other species and landscape collection, but I've never dug a Pom before. If you have any tips or tricks, I'm all ears. I know they're hardy, and my...
  17. tamakwe

    New to California Juniper collecting...

    I started bonsai when I was a kid about 15 years ago and had a lot of great mentors. Within a few years, my entire collection was made of of mature trees I had collected in the Northeast from the wild. Most of the men in my family were hunters and a couple were foresters, so I knew a lot of...
  18. 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...