European Beech - Airlayer Attempt

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Last fall I purchased a European Beech from a reputable dealer on the FB auction site. Unfortunately, when I went to repot in the spring, I found the truck split into two below the soil line.

I decided to try and airlayer above the split.

When experienced bonsai people suggest you dig around and find the nebari before making a purchase, this is why!

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I took some spagnum moss, got it wet. Made my cuts, applied some rooting hormone and used a colander to create a dome.

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Finished product. Now I say my prayers to the bonsai gods. ✌🏻



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Good luck, friend!

I’ve had no success in propagation of AMERICAN Beech by cuttings/layer.

I hope it’s European Counterpart behaves more appropriately for you.

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Help me out with why you thought you had to do that. What was wrong with a double trunk?
 

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I, too, disagree. Nothing wrong with it and a reasonable start on nebari. Nothing that can be done with the new, ~single~ truck could not have been done with the so-called split trunk. OP has just used-up 1 or 2 or 3 years for little, if any gain.
 

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I, too, disagree. Nothing wrong with it and a reasonable start on nebari. Nothing that can be done with the new, ~single~ truck could not have been done with the so-called split trunk. OP has just used-up 1 or 2 or 3 years for little, if any gain.
Respectfully disagree.

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