Bald Cypress Foliage and a Few Knees

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Do you have much experience with these? I ask because i just collected some this winter and while two are popping new growth I have 2 others that are not. Is there a way to tell if they aren't gonna make it. I did everything the same way for all of them
 
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With a collected BC trunk it's difficult to tell if any given tree will make it or not. They don't have dormant buds, and even if you preserve a smaller branch or two they don't have dormant buds either. Give yours more time. They don't all come out at the same time.
 
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Love the species. That knee form in the pot or was it exposed after collection?
 
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Do you have much experience with these? I ask because i just collected some this winter and while two are popping new growth I have 2 others that are not. Is there a way to tell if they aren't gonna make it. I did everything the same way for all of them
I have a lot of experience with BC, but mine are grown from seed. So go with Zach's advice, he has a lot of experience.
 
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@Cadillactaste, here is the whole compostition, as best as I could photograph it today. I have a plan for a large backdrop, but did not have time to put it all together, so, better pictures later.

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The clay pots are covering the knees, I can't keep the squirrels off of them. I hate those little b!@#$@ds!
 

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@Cadillactaste, here is the whole compostition, as best as I could photograph it today. I have a plan for a large backdrop, but did not have time to put it all together, so, better pictures later.

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The clay pots are covering the knees, I can't keep the squirrels off of them. I hate those little b!@#$@ds!
I thought they were filled with soil so roots would grow into them, which you could then expose> create new knees. I still think it would work, you should give it a shot!
 
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I thought they were filled with soil so roots would grow into them, which you could then expose> create new knees. I still think it would work, you should give it a shot!
I don't think it works that way, but who knows? They have actually grown under there, the squirrels kept them gnawed down.
 

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I don't think it works that way, but who knows? They have actually grown under there, the squirrels kept them gnawed down.
I have no idea, probably wouldn’t. Wouldn’t hurt to try though; It just might be crazy enough to work. I thought I read somewhere here about someone exposing roots and kinda folding them up and letting them grow. Pseudo-knees, but look real.
 
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I have no idea, probably wouldn’t. Wouldn’t hurt to try though; It just might be crazy enough to work. I thought I read somewhere here about someone exposing roots and kinda folding them up and letting them grow. Pseudo-knees, but look real.
I saw that to, I an article by Bonsai Mary. I can't remember the guys name that did the folded roots, bot it looked like, well, crap. It in no way even resembled knees and in a million years those loops would not have closed.
 

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I saw that to, I an article by Bonsai Mary. I can't remember the guys name that did the folded roots, bot it looked like, well, crap. It in no way even resembled knees and in a million years those loops would not have closed.
Yup that was it. I don’t remember the results too well though, I’ll have to find it again. It’s unfortunate there’s no shortcuts to forming knees
 

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