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Decided I’d go ahead and start a thread for this Tamarack tree I’ve bought from Menards.
As purchased spring of ‘20546D0BB8-5C30-481E-BAD0-D8B9643586BE.jpegFull flush in summer.
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Have done some directional pruning and a bit of wires.
Almost formal upright. No?
Today.
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need to get after the roots next spring!!
 

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I think you could make a nice formal upright with this. You can get the foliage very close to the trunk…wish they sold larch like this around here!
 

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No kidding. I never see larch.
They are pretty available around here, but I haven’t since seen one at the big box stores.
Still haven’t attempted to collect any from northwest Wisconsin yet. My father has a hobby farm by Amery WI. Many Larch bogs around there.
Should really suit up and give it a go.
 

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They are pretty available around here, but I haven’t since seen one at the big box stores.
Still haven’t attempted to collect any from northwest Wisconsin yet. My father has a hobby farm by Amery WI. Many Larch bogs around there.
Should really suit up and give it a go.
Take me with you! Would love to give it a try up there.
 

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I would purchase a few smaller ones approx 1-2’ high maybe 4 yr seedlings girth anywhere from pencil to 1” .let me know for Spring time thanks
 

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Great starter tree ! I love all species of larch.

To be on the safe side, the ones I know (Larix kaempferi and Larix x eurolepis) are best repotted just before budbreak.

Wiring down the branches would make it "older". The hardest part is to select which branches to keep, and which ones to remove...
 

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Oh yeah? Where are you at?
I plan on scouting out the trees I want the 1st weekend of December. I Will just be Flagging trees, and will dig in spring. 😀
That would be the plan for me as well, just on the hunt with the idea of spring collection. I’m down in Milwaukee, and still very new to the hobby (e.g. still no clue how to say, get a permit for fine woody material anywhere in WI 😂)—but collecting larch from an upstate bog is on my bucket list for sure!
I have a free day on the 4th, though my wife might look at me cross eyed if I tell her I want to burn a day away from the kids to go looking for trees in Amery haha.
Are you central state? I would definitely buy collected material from you too!
 

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That would be the plan for me as well, just on the hunt with the idea of spring collection. I’m down in Milwaukee, and still very new to the hobby (e.g. still no clue how to say, get a permit for fine woody material anywhere in WI 😂)—but collecting larch from an upstate bog is on my bucket list for sure!
I have a free day on the 4th, though my wife might look at me cross eyed if I tell her I want to burn a day away from the kids to go looking for trees in Amery haha.
Are you central state? I would definitely buy collected material from you too!
Great. I will keep you in mind, and let you know this spring when I’ll be out to dig.

I live in the twin cities area, so I’m not there a whole lot. It’s about 1.5 hrs from my house. I’ll send you pictures of what I see!
 

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Great starter tree ! I love all species of larch.

To be on the safe side, the ones I know (Larix kaempferi and Larix x eurolepis) are best repotted just before budbreak.

Wiring down the branches would make it "older". The hardest part is to select which branches to keep, and which ones to remove...
I believe this to be Tamarack/ Larix x Laracina. I’ve heard of people successfully collecting these in fall, but I’ll wait till spring for digging and repotting.
 

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many of those well placed branches may end up too thick to scale against the trunk. What I watch out for is the fresh new buds next to the branches but also on the trunk that can develeope after the trunk has thickened .
 

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many of those well placed branches may end up too thick to scale against the trunk. What I watch out for is the fresh new buds next to the branches but also on the trunk that can develeope after the trunk has thickened .
Yes I’ll have to keep an eye on em as they thicken.
For now, I’m letting the tree grow up while eliminating branches/shoots that take a bad direction.
When/if the trunk gets to desired thickness
I’m sure there will be choices to make!
 

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