yamadori

  1. jbogard

    Future twin trunk oak

    I’m one of those that really wants to see more oak in bonsai and I hope to eventually have some nice ones myself. Here are a few shots of an oak that I recently collected. It was a real chore getting this guy out of the ground! During the process I broke my mattock axe handle by hitting it on a...
  2. fucious70

    Bougainvillea collecting (yamadori) check list

    First time collecting a bougainvillea. Requesting tips for collecting. Below is what I gathered so far in term of what to. Background: I live in southern California near Los Angeles. I think that is a zone 10. I found a bougainvillea that has fallen over. The land owner is allowing me to...
  3. 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...
  4. Storm87

    Advice on collecting a Japanese maple from garden

    Hi all, I can collect a Japanese maple from someones garden, for free (it has to go now). Never done this before and I would like to increase the chance of it to survive. How should I proceed?
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Fishtank307

    Yamadori Scots pine

    Last week I purchased this Scots pine. It was collected last spring in France. It's in good health, loads of buds popping up, even in the interior of the canopy. What attracted me was the nice movement in the base, deadwood and the long, elegant trunk. There are a lot of finer branches to work...
  8. jbogard

    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...
  9. 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...
  10. a0kalittlema0n

    Master Discussion: Summer and Fall Collecting and Repotting

    I've been trying to do research on this topic for awhile now, but I've never personally collected in the Late Summer/Fall. I have read stuff from Walter Pall, Harry Harrington (https://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATquercus%20rootpruning%20and%20repotting.htm), and others about collecting at this...
  11. Atom#28

    Collected Amelanchier: SO UGLY!

    Neighbor was going to kill them, and I said NOPE. Bother were planted in pumice and left in the shade for about a week. They are both starting to push new buds. I don't know if they'll survive the winter. First frost comes in about 4 weeks. @Leo in N E Illinois- you seem to be the resident...
  12. rollwithak

    Yamadori - Group Fun Activity

    Hello All! I thought this would be a fun exercise to get an all-inclusive thread going. Yamadori is a term used by the Japanese to describe trees collected from the wild. It does have some more depth to its meaning but for simplicity sake, we will just call it, trees collected from the wild...
  13. Cosmos

    The bark picture thread

    Simple: post an interesting closeup picture of the bark of a tree you own (refined bonsai or long term project, doesn’t matter). Focus on picture quality, proper focus and lighting. If you post in this thread, you must attach a bark picture, no exception. Same rule as in the other picture...
  14. Fishtank307

    Birch bonsai in the making

    I collected this downy birch (betula pubescens) in March from a field. I planted it in a mix of akadama, lava rock, perlite and composted cow manure (sounds weird, I know). It grew extremely well! I'm not planning on pruning it, just removed some suckers and recently also some of the larger...
  15. headive24

    local pine species not often used- Pinus Sabiniana

    So this is one of the first yamadori i have ever collected. I wasn't planning on collecting one of these Foothill/ghost/grey/digger/etc Pines; but this one caught my eye for whatever reason. It has still never been wired or anything; because it was only collected about 5 months ago. I am...
  16. 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...
  17. jbogard

    How do you preserve deadwood and stop rot on deciduous trees?

    Hey guys I collected a couple nice viburnum this weekend but they have some deadwood that’s rotting on it so I was wondering what are y’alls preferred methods for preserving deadwood.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. jbogard

    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...
  22. tatersandonions

    Collected boxwoods

    Hi all, I recently dug up a couple boxwoods from a neighbors yard. Here they are after chopping and potting: After a little more pruning and sloppy wiring: Unfortunately, some of the bark was damaged digging it up. How long will it take to heal? I know boxwood branches thicken slowly so I...
  23. Josiana

    Aerial Roots On Collected Wild Cherry

    What should I do about these aerial roots on this wild cherry I collected? Like most of the collected trees here, it was covered in reindeer lichen. For now I wrapped it in sphagnum moss.
  24. Ulmus Minor

    Ulmus Minor

    European Field Elm
  25. Ulmus Procera

    Ulmus Procera

    Different view
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