Hello from Wyoming!

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I joined the forum because most of my google searches led to threads here.
I have 2 tropicals, a ficus and a Fukien Tea, both obtained from an online seller.
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The ficus will get a trim when we're into fall weather, in a month or so. The Fukien Tea dropped most of its leaves during shipping. It looked ragged and I had buyer's remorse until I realized that only a tree with lots of leaves could loose lots of leaves, and I noticed that it was already pushing new growth on arrival. It has been here nearly a month and looks much better.

I also have two pines that I collected from private land (with permission) in Colorado.
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This Ponderosa is 14 inches tall. It was growing at the bottom end of a narrow rock crevasse. The root mass extends from the trunk to the front edge of the pot. I potted the tree in soil collected from the site, so decayed pine duff and granite. My plan is to overwinter it in this pot and do nothing to it for now.
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This Pinyon is also 14 inches tall and was collected from a narrow crevasse, planted in soil from the collection site. The tap root was punky and it had good lateral roots extending to each side. The soil pocket was still wet after 5 days with no rain, and there was sphagnum and other mosses on the surface. I think that after getting this one established I'll need to keep its roots more dry than they have been. Will repot into akadama mix next summer.
I also have a yard-dug juniper and blue spruce to play with, as well as 3 little evergreens purchased at the local Walmart. I don't plan to mess with any of them until after they have overwintered successfully.
 
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I don't think anyone has the spectrum covered like this right off the bat!

Weellllll, I don't have any deciduous, and I don't have anything that's supposed to live outside that can't handle zone 4 with minimal protection. When I'm ready to stretch, locally hardy deciduous will be next.
 

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Welcome!
Nice collecting 👍 two very nice pieces to work with.
The tropicals are nice too, eager to see how they develop.
 

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Welcome aboard!

I’ll be looking forward to seeing your future posts on these trees!
cheers
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So, has Wyoming avoided the last decade's flood of Californians that have devastated the rest of the Rocky Mountain states?
Wyoming is losing population, in general. Our area of growth is Jackson, nowhere near me. Not a lot to attract people where I live.
 
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