Sapling Division: SeanS’ Trident Forest

SeanS

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Late Southern Hemisphere entry.

Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of these tiny trident seedlings pre assembly, @Kanorin please let me know if that puts me out of the running. I collected about 40 tiny 1 year old trident runts from my girlfriend’s mom’s garden in late August of this year and assembled them in early September.

I call them runts because they were the smallest 1 year old trident seedlings I’ve see . They were growing amongst the shrubs below a larger trident and got little to no direct sun and only the occasional spattering of water. They were really pitiful!

Here’s the earliest photo to the forest I can find, a screenshot from a video of my benches in spring.

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Another screenshot from October 1st 2021, starting to extend.

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October 24th

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Kanorin

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I think these are small enough that there is no possible way that this forest was assembled over a year ago. Approved!
 

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Here’s my forest today. Roots have started to poke out the drainage holes so I’ll put the pot on top of a bigger pot filled with perlite to let the roots run a bit and maximise top growth. I want to slow grow these and have full control. The central trees are already the clear winners and are putting on the most growth, I got lucky when putting the forest together.

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This trident forest from Kinbon magazine is my inspiration

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