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  1. jbogard

    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...
  2. jbogard

    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...
  3. jbogard

    Help or advice collecting Ashe Juniper this spring.

    So I was able to get permission to potentially collect trees from a pretty large piece of property near Abilene. I scouted the land for about 30 min today and was able to find some nice trees in that short time. I understand that Ashe juniper can be fussy trees during collection so I want to do...
  4. jbogard

    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. jbogard

    Yamadori Cedar Elm Straight Into Bonsai Pot

    This weekend I was able to collect a nice size Cedar Elm that has a nice radial root spread and primary branching. I think I may reduce one of the two larger upper branches a bit more but I think I’ll take my time and think on it for a bit. I went straight to a bonsai pot because I didn’t want a...
  6. jbogard

    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...
  7. jbogard

    Nice trunk and hollow on this gum bumelia

    Just collected this tree that I believe to be a Gum Bumelia (Sideroxylon languinosum). It has a nice hollow and great bark as well as what appears to be a infestation of some kind of boring insect. Will try to get that under control and see how the tree develops if it makes it. Haven’t seen it...
  8. jbogard

    Collected twin trunk cedar elm

    I recently came across a strand of only multi trucked elms that had me puzzled on their form for a bit. Upon further inspection I realized that they had all been trunk chopped close to the ground and it seems like all but a couple kept on chugging without batting an eye. Anyway this guy caught...
  9. jazzaero

    My First Japanese Maple

    I am pretty green to the art of bonsai although I have been interested in it for years. This summer I decided to jump right in and get some trees. One of those trees is a japanese maple. I live in Dallas and understand that it may be difficult here with the warm weather. I saw a japanese maple...
  10. J

    Anyone of Houston, Texas?

    I'm looking bonsai hunters in Houston or South Houston Texas. To share experiences, training, yamadori (collecting trees), etc.
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