Has my Acer Palmatum died?

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Has my Acer Palmatum died?

Post  Kaza on Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:42 pm

Hi
My acer has not produced any leave since it dropped them for winter. Do you think it had died or still dormant?
Thanks for reading. K

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Re: Has my Acer Palmatum died?

Post  marcus watts on Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:46 pm

hi Kaza, welcome to the forum

i'll stick my neck out - it is dead pale

just to check though scrape a little bark off - if it is brown underneath it is dead, if it is bright breen its alive, but unlikely. Another check is to snap a tip off a twig - if its dry, brittle and brown its dead

cheers Marcus

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Re: Has my Acer Palmatum died?

Post  Kaza on Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:53 pm

I've done the test and sadly its dead Sad
Thanks for your help. What a great bonsai site.

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Re: Has my Acer Palmatum died?

Post  drgonzo on Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:05 pm

we call it 'Permanent dormancy' and it's all part of growing Bonsai.

I have 5 members of an American Beech forest I was particularly fond of that are all "permanently dormant'...oh well start again!
-Jay

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Re: Has my Acer Palmatum died?

Post  Kaza on Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:12 pm

Good analogy Jay. The acer was beautiful while it lasted. Lets hope this hobbie wont break the bank Laughing K

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Re: Has my Acer Palmatum died?

Post  marcus watts on Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:05 pm

Kaza wrote: Lets hope this hobbie wont break the bank Laughing K

you'll get value for money from it - and pride & enjoyment. If it really gets you other hobbies will fade away, and i've sold nearly all my other spare things on ebay Very Happy so there is no clutter in the house, loft or garage any more.............

haha, it makes you good at saving up too, i think thats the best way to think about it.

cheers Marcus

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Re: Has my Acer Palmatum died?

Post  Steven on Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:50 am

wow marcus, that pretty much sums up the last 2 years for me lol.... got hooked, gave up all my old hobbies, and now I have the makings of a tiny forest in my backyard lol

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Re: Has my Acer Palmatum died?

Post  drgonzo on Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:02 am

Marcus is right, and it's funny when you really sit down and think about it.

Many species used in Bonsai will easily out live you, so with care you'll be able to enjoy your tree and your hobby quite literally for the rest of your life. Thats excellent value for money even with a high end tree..

Arguments like the one above may even work on the "value conscious" significant other in your life who may question why someone (like yourself) might buy a several hundred dollar potted plant...You sit them down and explain how its "good value for money"...Just like when you buy the 'Family' size bag of cereal...

yeah.....good value for money......what could possibly go wrong?

-Jay

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Re: Has my Acer Palmatum died?

Post  Guest on Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:12 am

[quote="drgonzo"]we call it 'Permanent dormancy'...hehehe.

..good thing we don't have dormancy on this part of the world.........what we are getting are shari and jins from roots to twigs. Razz


...Sorry for the tree btw. that is part of the game. just move on and don't be discouraged.

regards,
jun Smile





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