(2) Tree I.D.

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(2) Tree I.D.

Post  Jake16 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:28 am

What are these trees ?

Tree one




Tree two



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Post  coh on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:35 am

tree 1, don't know.

tree 2, looks like pear...probably callery pear. See, for example, callery pear thread

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Post  Jake16 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:47 am

Thanks coh,

Thats exactly what it looks like. Smile

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:53 am

#1 Hickory we would call it "Pig Nut Hickory" it grows on my sandhills as a scrub tree.

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Post  Jake16 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:01 am

Thanks Billy,

It just looks nice and I was thinking about air layering it.

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Post  drgonzo on Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:10 am

Just to add some contrast to Billys sand hills, up here Pig nut hickories can grow to 70 feet, good firewood, easier to split then shagbark, still a bear though.

Not a species that I would suggest for bonsai for Many reasons, leaves, growth habit, tap roots..etc.
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Post  Ryan on Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:30 am

I'd say the second tree could also be a Bradford Pear. They're planted in all the yards in my neighborhood. Awful, smelly trees, that come crashing down in the slightest of storms Mad

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Post  coh on Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:39 am

Bradford pear is a cultivar of callery pear. And yes, probably the most over-planted tree I have ever seen.

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Post  Ryan on Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:52 am

coh wrote:Bradford pear is a cultivar of callery pear. And yes, probably the most over-planted tree I have ever seen.

Oops, good point Very Happy After those bad tornado winds we east-coasters just experienced this weekend, there were Bradfords laying everywhere. They're ridiculously weak.

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Post  Jake16 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:55 am

Thanks for the posts. Yeah my mom planted four in our yard so I agree with the over planting. How about the pear tree? Is that ok for bonsai?

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Post  coh on Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:55 am

Yes, Mother Nature is trying to tell us something! I think winter ice storms have the same effect on them.

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Post  coh on Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:57 am

Jake16 wrote:Thanks for the posts. Yeah my mom planted four in our yard so I agree with the over planting. How about the pear tree? Is that ok for bonsai?

I think they're "OK". I haven't been working with mine long enough to have much experience. However, they are rather coarse growers which probably means a fairly large tree will be needed.

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Post  Jake16 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:38 pm

Oh I see, well maybe ill see how it does at shohin since I already have an air layer on it.

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Post  Ryan on Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:51 pm

Jake16 wrote:Oh I see, well maybe ill see how it does at shohin since I already have an air layer on it.

I don't think I'd shoot for shohin on these. From what I've seen, the leaves don't reduce too well, and as Chris mentioned, they're coarse growers. A larger tree would be necessary.

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Post  Jake16 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:55 pm

The only problem with that is I have a tree problem (as many of us do Smile ) and I dont have room for a big tree. Also if the air layer takes I will just see what happens with the tree and its development.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:14 pm

Here is a pear bonsai I've been working on for some years now. Pyrus pyrafolia. 10 or 11 inches tall.




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Post  Jake16 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:24 pm

Jim,

Thats an amazing tree that you have, I would love to see the front in leaf. What kind of pear is that ?

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Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:40 pm

Jake, Jim already said it's a Pyrus pyrafolia.


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Post  Jake16 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:44 pm

Whoops Smile sorry its been a long day

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