1. SmallTreeGuy

    Identification of collected tree from Wisconsin.

    Went to Wisconsin to visit a friend and help him clear some land. On the last day I collected a tree that has a great gnarled base with a sharp turn near the ground. I have no clue what type of tree it is and was looking for some help in identifying it. Buds are just starting to break out into...
  2. SandSquid

    ‘Exbury’ Azalea?

    So my wife bought this ‘Exbury’ azalea last spring and then it just sat in the front yard in its nursery pot, up against the fence, and never got planted. Somewhere along the line the plastic nursery pot split open, exposing the root ball. I decided today to slip it into another pot for winter...
  3. SandSquid

    Copper Beech Rescue

    I've seen others make a sort of docu-blog on a specific project they're working on, so figured I'd try it out. So, I have this copper beech. I got the tree from a small Bonsai supply and nursery in Seattle a little over a month ago. I went there looking for a deciduous tree to work on and saw...
  4. ajm55555

    Fall pruning: before or after leaves have fallen?

    I'd like to know your opinion on whether you would prune a JM or a deciduous tree in general before or after the leaves have fallen. A reason to prune before, let's say a month before the temperature drops: you give the tree some time to heal the cuts. A reason to prune after: all the sugars in...
  5. SmallTreeGuy

    Should I trim these Crape suckers to redirect energy?

    Hello everyone, I have attached a photo of 2 Crape Myrtles I have collected a little less than a month ago. The other two not shown are in black bags in the shade and misted when needed to try and produce buds. They are being my problem children. Anyways, my two that are growing are shown and...
  6. 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...
  7. SmallTreeGuy

    Does the Cambium regenerate?

    Ok, so I have a basic horticultural question. It does apply to one of my recent collections of a Crape Myrtle. I took out a CM from my yard and have cut the rootball into 4 sections. They are currently wired in planter boxes and it’s just a waiting game now for buds to start popping. However...
  8. J

    Western Honey Mesquite #2

    Posted a prior thread here on a Honey Mesquite I purchased a few weeks ago at a nursery. I've been thinking about the other one just about every day since, so I bit the bullet yesterday and acquired this beauty: The tree has about a 3" base. Thoughts: - Beautiful movement. The trunk has that...
  9. J

    Western Honey Mesquite #2

    Posted a prior thread here on a Honey Mesquite I purchased a few weeks ago at a nursery. I've been thinking about the other one just about every day since, so I bit the bullet yesterday and acquired this beauty: The tree has about a 3" base. Thoughts: - Beautiful movement. The trunk has that...
  10. J

    Western Honey Mesquite

    Hey all, first thread here and wanted to show the progression I'll be going through with this Western Honey Mesquite (Prosopis Glandulosa var. Torreyana) 4/23/2023 This was the tree when I saw it a nursery a few weeks ago From this angle the trunk is about 3" however, both nebari and trunk...
  11. electraus

    Any reputable deciduous pre-bonsai vendors near the South Bay Area?

    I know there's Grove Way in Hayward, but most of their trees are already styled and I remember them being primarily conifers. Anything in the area that won't require me to drive for hours? Thanks!
  12. BobbyLane

    American Elm video

    This one definitely deserves its own thread! Love the work Arthur Joura did on this American elm, its so typical of the Oak trees we see here in the forests and parks. some of you may remember his posts from the old IBC forum, he does great work making trees look like real trees.
  13. Y

    Maple Beginner Tree

    Hello all, I was recently gifted this Maple from a friend who collected it from his property. It appeared to be dying and it was brought back to health in a pot. The top part looks to be dead wood with new growth towards the bottom. I would love to know when is the best time and place to chop...
  14. Maloghurst

    Hawthorn finally flowering!

    This is a nursery tree I’ve had for 3-4 years. Flaws, yes. Many years to go. But unexpectedly produced beautiful flowers this year. So exciting!
  15. L

    Lorax7 Lilac #1 progression

    Nursery stock, 2017: Repotted, 2017: Here it is in spring 2022:
  16. Scrogdor

    European Hornbeam direction help

    Got this back in July and finally got a good look at its branch structure. It’s about 27” tall and 1 1/4th” thick. I’m either thinking about air layering below that curve, or just growing it in this 5 gal container for a few more years and letting the trunk thicken up. Curious on...
  17. F

    Dawn Redwood damage.

    I have three young Dawn Redwood trees planted this year. During a storm last night my miniature greenhouse got knocked over and the three trees took some severe damage. I’ve repotted all three and am ready to put them back outside but which each losing at least one of it’s branches is there any...
  18. Bonsai Orange County

    New Japanese Maple potting Question

    Hi All. First, I’d like to take a moment to say how appreciative I am to be a part of the bonsa community. Although new to it I’ve learned SO much from reading this forum and loved every minute of it. This is my first post so thanks in advance for any/all responses. Since I’m new to bonsai, I...
  19. J

    Willow me timbers.

    I had some willow branches blow down in a storm and i tossed some cuttings in dirt with root hormone. They are pushing new growth after a week! I am amazed. These are going to be cool trees. The bigger one is about 3 inches across so I am excited about the size on that one.
  20. veles616

    Last year air layering

    Last year I tried airlayering some trees and the biggest branch that made it was one from my salix caprea, I left it alone to recover till this year. The main thing I'm learning right now is patience which I have none. There are a ton of mistakes in this picture and I'm asking you for you...
  21. ScottNYC

    Can it be salvaged?

    Hello, I Have a Korean hornbeam, I suspect the roots have dried out, was neglected over the winter, not watered regularly. I repotted the tree and am seeing some spring growth, some leaves have budded sporadically through-out the tree. Does that mean the tree is still alive or able to be...
  22. Deep Sea Diver

    Rookies sorting out roots Ebihara don’t look!

    We got tired of our fledgling maples etc tossing out roots wherever and decided to see what could be done. 29 trees later we think we’ve got the basics. Now we are only hoping these lil guys will take the pummeling they received! Here’s just a few shots of the trees. Not necessarily the...
  23. Bonsai Noodles

    Has anyone had long-term success with wintering in a refrigerator?

    This thread on refrigerator overwintering really piqued my interest: I'm currently in Minnesota cold and plan to use an unheated garage to keep trees from dying in the crazy-cold weathers. Seems doable, and I've had success with...
  24. BonsaiDTLA

    Healed scars or wounds on Deciduous

    For many folks, it is prized to have a scar free trunk and seems that time will help blend wounds that have fully closed. In my search to see results after some time has passed, I couldn't find a thread or much record on this other than a couple posts here and there. Given how often we...
  25. Rivian

    Carpinus koreana - Carpinus turczaninowii

    I have seen multiple websites claim theyre the same, and Ive seen multiple websites claim theyre different and also sell them separately. What gives? Also believe Ive seen it spelled "coreana". Need expert advice.
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