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  1. 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...
  2. C

    Defoliating Japanese Maple

    From the posts I’ve read on here I’m a little confused and there seem to be conflicting thoughts on whether or not defoliating helps to thicken a trunk faster. What I currently have is an Acer Palmatum still in he nursery pot. I bought it this year and wanted to wait (at least) until next...
  3. J

    please help my japanese maple might be sick

    I really want to save this guy. I've lost trees for not acting quick enough. Last year I bought it at sale in home depot here in Washington dc and did a trunk chop to lowest branch. then I pruned roots and placed it in the pot shown in picture. maple did fine, dormancy went smoothly, and I had a...
  4. C

    Help/Advice - Florida Maple Bonsai Tree

    Hey All, I got my shovel and scooped up a few Maple tree saplings the other day from the yard and I was hoping to get some advice on what to do with them. I know the pots aren't traditional bonsai pots and all i had at the time was potting soil.Can anyone tell me what I should do next to get...
  5. C

    Bionide systemic insecticide?

    Does anyone have experience using bionide systemic granules for insecticide? I’ve used it for succulents and cacti in the past with great results for mealy bugs. Given that I’m new to this, I’m not really sure what a Japanese Maple can handle. I’m also thinking of using a bionide systemic...
  6. 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...
  7. Cerauno

    Alpine species: Indoor or Outdoor?

    I live in Montana, USA, in the Northern Rocky Mountains. I've been attempting to grow three seedlings which I took out of the "wild" (if you can call around my neighborhood wild), all of which are native subalpine/alpine trees. I have two Rocky Mountain Maple babies, and a tiny Douglas fir. I...
  8. K

    When to air layer?

    So I have some large pines in my tree as well as what I think is a maple which is right up against the house so it will definitely have to be taken out at some point but I was wondering when should I try to air layer it? I’ve never done it before but figured it would be a good time to try...
  9. ConorDash

    The time is now, for this Maple

    Hello, So here we are again! But this time, there will be action. I've had a few threads on my Maple so far, which Ill reread again any way but I wanted to start a fresh here just for organisation purposes. The previous comments on threads, have not gone to waste, don't worry. TImes changes...
  10. S

    Snakebark and Devil Maple as Bonsai?

    I just received some snakebark, Japanese (red and green), devil, Amur, and trident maple seeds. With luck, they'll be sprouting in time for the summer sun to kill them off. Now, obviously the Japanese maple, trident maple, and Amur maple are all going to be good bonsai subjects (... by the time...
  11. music~maker

    Acer Palmatum - Looking for feedback/ideas

    Hey everyone, I just defoliated one of my maples and decided it's time to ask for a little input. This started out as a trunk chop experiment from pre-bonsai stock that I got back in 2009/2010. I've learned a ton from the process and would definitely do a number of things differently if I were...
  12. ConorDash

    A health timeline? Or I’m silly?

    Hi, Been a while since I posted much here, busy with life, but the trees are simply growing and increasing in health and vigor, I hope. I have seen good signs from my maple, and the pics below show a few branches of it. What it seems like, and I could be wrong but it seems like the branch is...
  13. BeebsBonsai

    Tile Method- Repotting of Trident

    Hello fellow Nuts, I have a very young Trident Maple that @Eric Group sold me. I will be repotting it next year into a pond basket or other similar growing container. In addition to a full repot, I would like to employ the tile method. Does anybody have any hands-on tips that they can...
  14. Dana

    Distressed Maple.

    This Maple just grew from seed in the garden and I kept it but its got this white mess on it now. What diseaseis this? Is there any cure? This Maple is NOT a bonsai.
  15. TyroTinker

    Direction for a tree in a pot?

    OK so I've had this tree for about 11-12 years and I know it's not a bonsai it's just a tree, because I've never done anything with it besides occasionally water it. It started itself from seed falling from a maple in the front yard to a flower pot in the back at my folks place. I've been...
  16. ConorDash

    Bonsai @ Kew Gardens

    Hello, I recently visited Kew, Royal Botanical gardens in the UK, Richmond. Website. They had a very small greenhouse with Bonsai in, from around the world, so I of course took many pictures and 2 videos (for a bit more of a 3D look). These were very excellent trees, in my opinion. There's a...
  17. gallina1594

    Sango-kaku

    So my parents have this sango-kaku that had a lot of die off the past 2 winter's. There's still a live branch on it, and there's new growth all over the trunk, so I have hope! But my parents want to rip it out and start new. What's your experience with sango-kakus? Think I should try to bonsai...
  18. palagaban

    i have been biten by the bonsai bug last year and this is the results

    Treeeeeeessssss!!!!!!! hehehehehe its been a nice day today and the sun has finally came out to play... so me and my little assistent took the chance to water our little trees... hope everybody has a nice day... wifey is preparing some sushi for our dinner.... hehehehehe bonsai and sushi...
  19. aphid

    Big green maple stumps from the Growing Grounds

    I got this one spring of 2014.
  20. aphid

    Poll: pot color for Aureum full moon maple?

    What pot color would you like for an Aureum full moon maple?
  21. Grant Hamby

    Cut-Below-The-Graft Experiment

    I'm sure this has been done many times, but here's the idea: I got a couple weird Japanese maple varieties on clearance at a garden center. Both were grafted and both had long whips of the rootstock extending just below the graft. Last year I cut them below the graft so that the long whip...
  22. parhamr

    Progression of Acer palmatum C

    This is another Japanese maple I've started from seedlings collected in 2012. The form will be clump, but maybe I'll find a way to sumo the tree if the base starts to fuse together really well. I'm intending to add a fifth trunk for balance. April 2013 June 2014 October 2015 January...
  23. Gdy2000

    Kashima Flowers

    Is it advisable to pluck the flowers off a Kashima? I'm growing this particular Kashima in an aquatic basket to encourage root development, so I'm not exactly in the refinement stage, but I'm still interested in the best way to work with the species. Thoughts?
  24. parhamr

    Progression of Acer palmatum J

    This is another pre-bonsai gathered in 2012. I think I collected 30 that year. This tree can put on 3–6 feet of growth a year, like its siblings. April 2012 April 2014, repotted into individual 1-gallon nursery cans October 2015, it was repotted this year into a 3-gallon can January...
  25. parhamr

    Shishigashira project (air layering)

    I've wanted some fancy maple cultivars, so I trekked down to "Garden World" where premium landscaping trees are sold on consignment by local growers. For $75, I got a 6' tall Shishigashira Japanese Maple in a 6 gallon nursery can. It appears to be grafted about 5" above the soil line, but it's...