quercus

  1. J

    Collecting Juniper in Texas. Please help!

    I have an awesome opportunity to collect whatever I want according to the land owners...this doesn’t mean I will just try and pull everything out of the ground. I want to do it right and give the trees the best chance of survival possible so I’m looking for advice and possible hands on help to...
  2. J

    Help with apex shortening/design

    I’m a new practitioner to the wonderful art of bonsai so I have so much to learn and am willing to learn wherever I can! Anyways I have this really cool oak tree (Quercus Buckley’s) that was collected earlier this year and it’s done generally good (except for the leaf burn) for it’s first year...
  3. J

    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...
  4. J

    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...
  5. L

    Oak ID help

    Got this for free from a nurseryman who only offered “some kind of oak” as a what’s what. It started in a 32 gallon pot as a root-bound 12 foot tree. In one day I cut it to its current height and used the sawzall to cut out a pancake of root mass for a transfer to an Anderson flat. In less than...
  6. parhamr

    Quercus garryana progression

    In 2014 I bought a 1-gallon seedling Quercus garryana from a local retail nursery for about $15. Here it is in 2015 in a 3-gal clay pot: I decided to grow out a second main trunk line and work on a natural looking informal broom style This tree is inspiring So I grew it out in full sun...
  7. J

    Awesome Buckley Oak

    Went out looking for material to collect this weekend and was able to bring this beauty home. It already has a nice branch structure and I was able to get a good deal of feeder roots with it which is apparently rare in oak trees. I thank I am going to take one of the larger branches off but...
  8. J

    Help me decide which trees I should collect!

    Looking forward to collecting a few trees this spring! As I am new to bonsai I figured I’d get some input on which ones are worth collecting and which ones are probably not worth the trouble. 1• Buckley oak (Quercus buckleyii) 2• Rusty blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum) 3• Gum bumelia (Sideroxylon...
  9. J

    Nice score on this oak which I believe is blackjack oak.

    Hey guys I know there’s a recent appreciation for oaks and their potential to make good bonsai so I just thought I would share my newly acquired prebonsai material. I got this tree from Ray at Bent Tree Bonsai in Dallas and I think it has potential to make a nice tree at some point. The trunk...
  10. ConorDash

    Quercus Faginea (Portuguese Oak)

    Hello, This is a new tree of mine, just delivered yesterday. From Graham Potter's Kaizen. I believe it was collected 2 years ago and has been with them ever since, repotted in Spring. Let me know what you think and with any advice for its care. It's my first oak, my previous (current) species...
  11. Baby Live Oak

    Baby Live Oak

    Collected last week, no shovel needed. eBay age 20 years.
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