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Trident maple from post 1 and 32. I've been doing root work others may frown upon not to prove I know better or anything. Just can't help myself, but the maple is tough and appears to not have been negatively affected.

I've been chopping off big roots in the spring and combing out the little surface roots in the early summer.

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My practice would likely change when I can't depend on the benefits of ground growing.

I had to tie the top to a stake to keep tree from slanting last month; already it's firmly anchored. Trunk thickened nicely. Base under soil is awesome. Lots of little roots growing sideways. Going for a 4 or 5 inch trunk.
 
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Very nice Thumbless... I have quite a few 4 year old trident that I will hopefully have time to do some root work coming spring. You seem to have good luck with Japanese Maple, anything you do special in summer to help with leave burn? I have a few myself but the leave get burnt badly even if I leave them in the shade.
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Very nice Thumbless... I have quite a few 4 year old trident that I will hopefully have time to do some root work coming spring. You seem to have good luck with Japanese Maple, anything you do special in summer to help with leave burn? I have a few myself but the leave get burnt badly even if I leave them in the shade.
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Thanks. Besides keeping in dappled sunlight or indirect sunlight, I water the Japanese maples that are in pots twice daily. Also, right before the hot season, I lay out on the surface of the soil a layer of sphagnum moss. The type of soil I use is a mix of perlite and pine bark. As trees go into pots one day, I'll switch over to 100% akadama.
 
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Wire, remove wire, and rewire.
Some very long term projects.

Chinese Quince. Goes into ground in a year or two when I get to it
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Japanese maple raft? Dunno. Just wiring and rewiring each year. Pruning once Jn a while.
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A little Toyo Nishiki root cutting. Mame?
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In spring, I had been experimenting, more like dabbling in biochemistry. Then stopped after not seeing any results. Wondering if I'm getting some results now. I wanted to make my Japanese quince grow shorter internodes. Small foliage would be a plus.

At the top you can see usual growth. In the middle leaves normal size but growth appears compact. Lower, I see some small chojubai like leaves. Will have to wait and see what happens next.

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Pretty good year for my Chinese Quince. It was almost a tooth pick sized cutting when I received it. Really took off this year. I should wired more. I guess I'll make cuttings or airlayers next year. Then wire what grows back.

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How's the Ginkgo? My understanding is they're very slow healing over a chop. Do you have any idea what you're going to do with the chop scar?
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How's the Ginkgo? My understanding is they're very slow healing over a chop. Do you have any idea what you're going to do with the chop scar?
Ian
The Ginkgo is doing alright, thank you. The chop site, I've decided to let it rot. I treated it with lime sulfur to slow it down a bit.
 
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Eek! I've become a hoarder like @namnhi.
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Seriously, I'm reconsidering what to keep. I have too much stuff and need to focus on my more advanced or more interesting material.

I had a bunch of Quince root cuttings, either they become worth keeping or I get rid of them. I started a couple root over rocks from Toyo Nishiki. I was going to use some Charlot Falconet, but the roots were so uninteresting, straight. While walking my dog this evening I came up with an idea from what I've seen over at Bonsai Tonight.

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So I here's my go.
I arranged the root cuttings sort of staggered. Got some Toyo mixed in too. I wrap with wire like you would a branch.
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I twist using a little elbow grease. Had to use extra wire to secure the bends.
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Plant and check back next year. Then, I could adjust and thin out the bunch if desired.
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A Musrasaki Kiyohime from landscape, future clump. It's from a a 1 gallon and tiny 5 or 6 years ago. Canopy was about 2 feet before I reduced it.
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Desojo I unintentionally split when driving a screw from bottom. I kept it area buried, and it developed a nice flare. Trunk about 1 inch wide now.
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Ume graft from fall 2016. One failed and one looks alright. You can see some from this spring budding in the plastic bag behind.
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A. japonicum 'Acontifolium'? Some blossoms and large diseccted leaves.
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Higasayama in early spring.
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A pine I dug up.
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A pine that's appeared to stabilize. :eek:
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