I'd like some advice on this tree. As you can see, there are 2 pretty bad inverse taper spots on the lower trunk. I was thinking of ground layering or using the tourniquet method on it to fix this and get a nice nebari at the same time.
So a few questions. Where would you do this, I...
I know this is a late entry but perhaps you will let it stand after reading!
So I found this 6 yr JBP contest thread earlier this year, after I'd started some 2020 seedlings, but they're a different story.
I started my first JBP seeds in 2018, and it wasn't an early start either:
Has anyone had success on ground layering or applying tourniquet on turkey oak? Is it possible to create a new nebari with theese methods, or one should try graft saplings on it, or cut windows on the bark and burry it, to fill the gaps between the roots?
I just bought this awesome Japanese maple senkaki (or so the tag reads).
It has an awesome shape with good growth on the lower part of the tree.
I want to layer the trunk above the graft to produce nebari.
And at the same time, removing the not so good looking graft.
I've looked at...