My first air layering

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My first air layering

Post  nekotoban on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:09 am

this is my very first attempt to air layering.



the big two are shishigashira acer
front is nioi maple.
Hope it work well.Keep your finger & toe cross!



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Re: My first air layering

Post  Orion on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:36 am

Good luck with the air layers and your blog looks interesting.

Keep us posted on the progress!

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Re: My first air layering

Post  Ian Young on Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:42 am

Great to see you on here, I look forward to following your blog.

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Post  Neil-Dellinger on Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:37 pm

Thanks for posting. Your blog is interesting.

Can you explain why use the tissue around the cut on the shishigashira airlayer?

I have done a few shishigashira airlayers. They have not all been good. I was advised by someone who was an apprentice at a well known bonsai nursery to let the cut stay in the open air for 1 day, then apply the moss.

Thanks again

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Re: My first air layering

Post  nekotoban on Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:50 am

Orion
Thank you. I definitely will post.

Ian
Nice to see you here. I also follow yours.

Neil
The tissue is to stop Oxybelon dripping from the trunk.
Hope your shishigashira get well soon.Thanks for your advice.

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Re: My first air layering

Post  my nellie on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:27 pm

Neil-Dellinger wrote:... ...I was advised by someone who was an apprentice at a well known bonsai nursery to let the cut stay in the open air for 1 day, then apply the moss... ...
Yes, indeed Neil! Mr. Watanabe Sinichi and Watanabe Keigi (father & son) have written an article titled "Advanced propagation techniques" published on some bonsai magazines describing exactly this method (of the Watanabe school). A fellow member here on IBC has talked to me about this through pm. Following the Watanabe method the circular cut is let to dry for one or two days, so that the sap circulating through the bark will not heal the scar, thus resulting in failure of the airlayer. The plant is kept protected from rain and night dew but also from sun during these days. Then the moss is applied.

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Re: My first air layering

Post  0soyoung on Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:05 pm

my nellie wrote:the Watanabe method the circular cut is let to dry for one or two days, so that the sap circulating through the bark will not heal the scar, thus resulting in failure of the airlayer.

The problem with 'bridging' the girdle arises because there are some residual cambium cells left after scraping the xylem. Simply swabbing with alcohol will kill them in seconds. There really is no need to wait for minutes, hours, or even days for this to happen by dessication. A bottle/package of sanitizing hand wipes is a good addition to the air-layering tool kit.

BTW, I like your blog nekotoban.
Domo arigato gosaimasu.

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Re: My first air layering

Post  nekotoban on Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:06 am



At last my nioi maple's roots have emerged.
Probably I am the one who is the most surprised at this fast.
Anyway, Im very happy with it cheers

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Re: My first air layering

Post  lordy on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:58 am



those are some seriously large spools of wire behind the trees. You must have a lot of very large trees. Wink

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Re: My first air layering

Post  nekotoban on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:31 pm


the wire storage is called"benreel".
In Japanese,"benri"means”handy”or "convenience".

those are some seriously large spools of wire behind the trees. You must have a lot of very large trees.
my husband does have some large bonsai. he used to keep many of them before changing his taste for shohin. Smile

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Re: My first air layering

Post  Jkd2572 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:50 pm

I would love to have a benreel. Never seen one for sale

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Re: My first air layering

Post  Steven on Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:52 am

You can buy something similar from warehouse supply stores like uline I think

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Re: My first air layering

Post  nekotoban on Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:08 am


shishigashira A


shishigashira B

My shishigashira layers are ok at this moment. Strange thing is that I did exactly same method to these brother/sister trees but they have the time gap their roots emerging.
Anyway I can hardly wait for separating in next year.


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