Urban Yamadori Clump Style Yaupon Holly

Jmontee

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In early August 2021 I was driving down the street and saw the county (Miami-Dade) removing a bunch of yaupon hollies from a median. I quickly dropped my son off at his aunt's, turned around, grabbed a large plastic bag and returned to the scene!

I asked the guys if I could take one or two (I only took one cause I didn't have room for more) and they said sure. The guy on the front loader quickly pulled 5 or 6 trees (in like 10 seconds) and dropped them in front of me. I quickly picked the one I thought was the best, bagged it and went home.

I root pruned, selected branches and did the initial wiring. There were so many roots that I figured it would be.no problem to remove at least 60% and then put it in a make shift pot that I made from Home Depot. I let it grow for a few months without touching it and then I started making some more detail choices. Here are some pics of the process.

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I like the base! Looks like a good grab.

I keep a basic collection kit in my car, for opportunities like this.
Good luck
 

Jmontee

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So I have been looking at this tree a lot lately and I think I may need to shorten it up a bit. It is probably about 3 to 4 inches at the nebari but I think it still too tall. Any thoughts and advice would be welcome.

Thank you in advance!
 

BrianBay9

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Yes, I would take it down by half at least. Also, in general the thinner trunks should be shorter than the thicker ones.
 
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