Lorax7 Shishigashira #1 progression

Lorax7

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Bought the parent tree this spring. Repotted it and started this air layer at about the same time. Harvested this air layer about a month ago and potted in a mesh bottom tray. Here it is in fall 2021:
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I've never tried to air layer this variety. Is it easy? Have you got any advice?

Thank you!
 

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I've never tried to air layer this variety. Is it easy? Have you got any advice?

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It seemed to be about the same as layering most of the other cultivars that I’ve tried. The roots looked a little unusual compared with other maples’ roots, but they grew with similar vigor.

I did this layer by girdling the trunk with a grafting knife, removing a ring of bark, scraping off the cambium layer underneath, and wrapping tightly in moist sphagnum moss. I poked some drainage holes through the plastic bag covering the sphagnum, so excess water could drain out the bottom. I also left a bit of an opening at the top so I could water the layer.
 

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Nice!

I plan to do the same with mine in late spring next year. I look forward to your updates!
 

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