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Post  Jake16 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:44 pm

When I removed my air layer a month or two ago I kept it in the spagnum moss that the roots grew in, and put bonsai soil around it. (so they wouldnt be damaged). Now I am scared that the moss is going to keep to much water near the roots and not enough oxygen. What does every one think?

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Post  0soyoung on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:47 pm

Not to worry. You did good.

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Post  Jake16 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks for the quick reply Smile

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Post  lordy on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:05 pm

how's the tree look after a month on it's own? If it looks OK, it is probably OK. Watch out for freezes with young roots that are possibly holding a bit more moisture than is needed. Freeze+moisture=dead wood.

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Post  Jake16 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:41 pm

It looks fine leaves are changing and falling off ive been putting it in a shed when it gets cold

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:53 pm

Hi Jake,
I live in Zone 7 Central VA Piedmont as well. You don't need to worry about protecting the tender temperates, even your air layers, until December probably. Frost is not going to hurt them. They will need protection (pots buried in mulch on the ground, kept out of the wind) by the time the December sustained freezes reach you.
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Post  Jake16 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:55 pm

Is thst for insulation?

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Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:30 am

Yes, the mulch is for insulation. I used to use mulch exclusively for this but now, due to the number of trees, I use fallen leaves and mulch for this purpose. I very rarely have to water during the Winter when the trees are on the ground in mulch. I do check them regularly though. Good luck.
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Post  Jake16 on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:19 am

Thanks Todd

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