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Post  Mr Miyagi on Thu May 10, 2012 1:34 pm

Hi all, just posting a few more pictures of this year’s collecting.

The trees in order are:
Beech
Beech
Beech
Douglas fir
Fuchsia
Hawthorn
Maple
Yew
The small ones are:
English Oak
Ash
Beech

Thanks Sam






















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Post  marcus watts on Thu May 10, 2012 8:44 pm

hi,
there will be sheep and cattle running all over Somerset the amount of gaps in the hedges ! Very Happy

only kidding, lots to play with there - . (Though looking back now the best thing I did for the trees I kept was putting about 50 back in woods and hedges so I had time to dedicate to a few trees properly. (15 good acers were hidden in gloucestershire in a forest of wellingtonias, overlooking a lovely bend in the River Wye Wink )).

have fun with them though - but concentrate on the better beech - its the only one you need Wink

regards Marcus

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Post  Mr Miyagi on Thu May 10, 2012 9:05 pm

Thanks Marcus, Only a few small holes left behind. Very Happy
Not to worry though only the best will be kept. For now I will just keep them healthy and fed. Maybe go for sale or trade in a few years but untill then I will enjoy taking the through the initial stages. I think the first of these could be something quite special.
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Post  dadshouse on Thu May 10, 2012 10:53 pm

Very nice looking I bet those were fun getting out.

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Post  Mr Miyagi on Thu May 10, 2012 11:12 pm

Collecting trees is one of my favourite hobbies and at this time of year I go at it like a mad man. Soon I will go back to search for and getting permission to dig for next year.Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  dadshouse on Thu May 10, 2012 11:24 pm

Mr Miyagi wrote:Collecting trees is one of my favourite hobbies and at this time of year I go at it like a mad man. Soon I will go back to search for and getting permission to dig for next year.Very Happy Very Happy
So generally do you just look on friends properties? How would you even approach that question? "Hey do you mind if I dig up your trees for my collection?" Just curious Smile

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Post  Mr Miyagi on Thu May 10, 2012 11:45 pm

Generally it's pretty easy to get permission. Just yesterday I noticed the old lady opposite my house having some large shrubs cut down in her garden and although I miss the opportunity to get them I did ask if they were thinking about removing some very large garden junipers she had and was told it is OK to have them next spring. I also live and have my workshop and nursery right out in the country and know a lot of the farmers and landowners who tend to just think Im a bit mad but are happy for me to dig on their land.

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Post  dadshouse on Thu May 10, 2012 11:59 pm

Mr Miyagi wrote:Generally it's pretty easy to get permission. Just yesterday I noticed the old lady opposite my house having some large shrubs cut down in her garden and although I miss the opportunity to get them I did ask if they were thinking about removing some very large garden junipers she had and was told it is OK to have them next spring. I also live and have my workshop and nursery right out in the country and know a lot of the farmers and landowners who tend to just think Im a bit mad but are happy for me to dig on their land.
Thats awesome :)lol yeah my wife thinks im a bit Mad.....but seems to accept the hobby. It surely can consume you if you let it.... Id love to find some where to hike and collect Smile

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Post  Poink88 on Fri May 11, 2012 3:45 am

You've been busy!

I love the 2nd Beech the most, just need further cut back Wink.

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Post  Mr Miyagi on Fri May 11, 2012 9:46 am

Poink88 wrote:You've been busy!

I love the 2nd Beech the most, just need further cut back Wink.

Thanks Dario, I will be cutting it back next year. When cutting Beech back hard, you must leave at least one bud to keep the branch alive.
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