Yes I can retake some photos. This was the angle that I was going to repot it at. But I’ll take more pics.all of your photos are from an angle looking down on the tree. Can you retake a few photos that from eye level? The level that it would evntally be displayed. Maybe from 3 or 4 different angles. Try to make sure all of the foliage is in the shot also.
When you dug it up did you get a good look at the nebari? You seem to be gravitating towards to leaning the tree forward is what because of something we can’t see under the soil line?My wife and I dug it up on the side of I-75 this past February. I was thinking maybe use the left side for a cascade, or the middle and right as one tree. The problem is that I would want to bend the thick bottom right trunk and I know that won’t be easy/possible. I also thought about using just the middle branch as an informal upright
Yeah I think so. The trunks are interesting enough. It could be a good opportunity to try you hand at something like that. I’ve never grafted juniper foliage either so I’d be no help there.Would this be a good tree to try and graft some shimpaku on? I’ve never grafted anything before
Yes.Would this be a good tree to try and graft some shimpaku on? I’ve never grafted anything before
Approach grafting is easier by far. There's no need for the same level of accuracy because the scions stay alive on their own roots for as long as required for the union to form. Approach grafts are also much easier on thicker trunks and species with thicker bark that can get in the way of grafting scions.Scion grafting is the easiest, wedge grafting is more difficult because it requires way more alignment and technique. I'm practicing it on pines, but I can't tell if it worked until next spring.. Though the results from wedges are usually faster due to the fact that there are entire branches grafted on instead of lil branchlets.
No, I mean scion grafting is easier to perform. It requires fewer tools, less time and if it fails it doesn't leave that big of a scar.Approach grafting is easier by far. There's no need for the same level of accuracy because the scions stay alive on their own roots for as long as required for the union to form. Approach grafts are also much easier on thicker trunks and species with thicker bark that can get in the way of grafting scions.
Just scrape the bark off one side of the scion to be grafted and cut a groove on the stock plant wherever the graft is required. Place the scion in the groove, tie tightly and/or nail it in place then sit back and wait for the union to heal. You can graft larger bits and even end up with an entire branch or replacement to using this method.
Rereading @Wires_Guy_wires post maybe that's what you mean by scion grafting?
Some quick pics of a juniper I grafted years ago
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