PIT-EKA "The Clumps"

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New year means new projects. I've been wanting to put together some clumps for a while now. I grew out a few flats of JM just for this project. Total of 8 clumps with 7 trees per clump.

Large and small seed JM
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Preparing the pot with window screen to prevent the substrate from coming out the drainage holes.
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Here I'm grouping them in preparation for zip tying them together, this will create a tighter clump when they fuse at the base.
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Here they zipped together.
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Now I have to choose the correct size washer to thread them into.
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Threading them through the washer.
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Washer is now set.
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If you prefer a looser style clump just snip off the zip tie after you've threaded them through the washer. You can then rearrange them however you prefer.
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I also did one clump using 'Bloodgood' cuttings. I think a red leaf clump would look pretty sharp.
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About how deep are the washers buried?
I will be doing a few of these soon.
 

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About how deep are the washers buried?
I will be doing a few of these soon.
Maybe about 1/2". At this stage I need them to bond at the base. As soon as they do the base will begin to swell rapidly. At that point I will prepare them to root above the washer. After they root above the washer, I'll then cut off the roots below the washer. Then repot them on a board to arrange the new roots.
 

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