Caleb Campbell

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Here is another Carpinus Caroliniana I collected in December 2020. It has a rather straight trunk, but has a massive (comparitively) opposing root flare. Will be a nice, straight, shohin+ haha. Wish I got pictures of the roots when I potted it.

Upon Collection:
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Leafed out in February and here it is mid-April:
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By July it had very good, healthy growth. While my elms were being swarmed by sapsuckers, fungus, and 🤬 deer, my hornbeams didn't skip a beat. IMG_1433.jpg



Decided to take a pretty later air layer before chopping to my desired leader halfway down the trunk. It was a really tricky position but I managed to pull it off with a cream cheese container I dig out of the bottom of our garbage.
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Air layer was ready by November. Later than I'd like but I didn't wanna wait any longer to chop, and the top of this tree would just be chopped off and trashed otherwise. Plan on making it a very short shohin tree at some point.
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And finally, the main tree with its leader and all:
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Keeping the nebari buried so it can improve, and hopefully become more radial, so you'll have to stay tuned to see it in the future
 

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I have several of these, collected trees from north of Albany NY, and many have long trunks. I’m happy to see they can be layered. I’ll try one this summer.
 

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