Collecting Ashe Juniper this weekend

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I have the privilege of going on a collecting trip with The Bonsai Smiths this weekend and I have a few Ashe juniper to choose from. I’m posting images of a couple that I really think I want to try to collect if they are collectible. Choose your favs and help me decide which ones to go for!
 

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There’s lots more out there just picked the few that I thought had nice potential. Didn’t really feel like uploading 50+ pictures either lol
 

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Nice! I’d suggest go for the healthiest looking ones but I don’t have any experience.
 

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Looks like fun. Tell Howard and Sylvia I said hi

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I'd pick the ones that are actually collectible ;-) I see a few that will probably be a bee-otch to get out alive. Also, what's up with some of the OTHER trees in the background? I see what l think are oaks and other stuff...
 

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I'd pick the ones that are actually collectible ;-) I see a few that will probably be a bee-otch to get out alive. Also, what's up with some of the OTHER trees in the background? I see what l think are oaks and other stuff...
I think Howard and Sylvia will point me in the right direction as far as collectibility goes! Youre correct, tons of oak out here and this is actually the location that I have collected my most recent oaks from. For the most part it is just juniper and the six or so variety of oak that grow in our area. There are a couple lone Celtis and mesquite out there but not many.
 

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Noob question. Is it safe to collect at this time of year?
 

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Spring is optimal-pre bud break-
In Slovenia?,,,,,,, Man, seems like it would b ok.
 

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I know about spring. But it's not spring. :D
 

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Noob question. Is it safe to collect at this time of year?
These trees are in west/central Texas. It's warm there now compared to more northerly latitudes.
 

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These trees are in west/central Texas. It's warm there now compared to more northerly latitudes.
60 degrees Fahrenheit today. Sometimes I wish it would stay cold a little linger but we can get those late cold fronts. 😑
 

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We didn’t take many trees but I was happy with the ones we got. It was a good time learning from Howard and Sylvia. We were working on a wonderful oak with a nice intact root-ball and just as were were getting ready to wrap it the ball fell apart. Potted it up and hoping for the best. This isn’t all of them but I don’t have pics of the other ones. Couple nice smaller ones that we didn’t have time to dig but ones I could get out alone so I’ll probably post collection pictures soon.
 

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Got them potted up. Definitely will be more prepared for making boxes next time lol
 

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