Hello all, I've collected a trio of American hornbeam this winter and really hope to develop my skills on indigenous decidous, say that 3 times fast! I used @Zach Smith advice from his bonsai South website for collecting. I'll sort out one primarily for the contest provided they all survive. I've got 2 in a traditional soil mix clay/pumice/lava/bark one of which is screwed to a board. The other is in straight DE. I'll be keeping them in these 15" x 5"deep flats for two growing seasons at minimum. I'm thinking I would like to apply lime sulfer to at least one of them next winter. I've got ideas of styles but will wait to see what they want to do before devoting much time to that side. They've all got buds popping!