J.Maple/Limestone Rock

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J.Maple/Limestone Rock

Post  gman on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:12 pm

A little background,
Typical nursery J. Maple rescued from a city lot re-development, the large mother tree was removed/relocated but this little fellow was up for grabs (about 3-5 years old) and its basic shape was formed by its struggle to survive in the overgrown plot. I knew that the root base was very poor and didn't have any experience with air/ground layering so I put the two together in the spring of 2010.
2008

2008 root base

Limestone rock - has a ledge and hole where I placed some of the remaining roots.


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Re: J.Maple/Limestone Rock

Post  gman on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:27 pm

Here it is in the fall of 2010 and again in late fall 2011;


This is how it looks during/after some recent wiring. The native spreading Stonecrop (Sedum divergens) has really nice yellow flowers in the summer.


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Fall Work -Windswept

Post  gman on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:03 pm

Here it is after another good growing year:
Before with leaf colour,  

defoliated before wiring:

after wiring front:

and after wiring back:

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Re: J.Maple/Limestone Rock

Post  JimLewis on Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:05 am

Fun tree to work with. I look forward to the future.

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Re: J.Maple/Limestone Rock

Post  gman on Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:27 am

Thanks Jim,
I let it go wild this summer with the intention of building up its root mass as its been in this pot 3 seasons now.....ready for repotting next spring.
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Re: J.Maple/Limestone Rock

Post  Marty Weiser on Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:43 am

I like the windswept image. Can you tie the trunk closer to the rock so that the story of the tree growing in the lee of the rock is better told?

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fukinagashi

Post  abcd on Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:57 am

In the futur , virtual photographie , my vision of this tree
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Milk Anyone?!

Post  gman on Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:57 pm

Here is an update...........the shape has been recently altered by a local resident deer (2 point coastal black tail)- it tried the Walter Pall shear trimming method.  I may defoliate it some more and see if I can get some leaf size reduction.
I couldn't resist using this old rustic Milk container as a stand (maybe I should remove the wooden platform?).
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G

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Re: J.Maple/Limestone Rock

Post  LanceMac10 on Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:25 pm

You know what, G? I really like this tree and milk always does a body good. Nice use of the material and good horts....with a little chew from mother nature!! Nice!! Cool

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Re: J.Maple/Limestone Rock

Post  gman on Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:16 pm

Thanks Lance.
The deer comes into the garden every afternoon for its nap and has sampled all of my deciduous trees Sad , this home for us is only temporary but his "grazing" may pay dividends....only time will tell.
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Re: J.Maple/Limestone Rock

Post  M. Frary on Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:23 pm

Eat the deer.

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Fall Update

Post  gman on Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:07 pm

Here is a fall colour update, will repot spring 2016 .....lifting the stone in height and expose the hidden roots (ones that I put into the hole in the stone) if the have some visual interest.
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Re: J.Maple/Limestone Rock

Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:52 pm

Fantastic color G.....I love fall!!

Except the squirrels Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Post  augustine on Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:47 pm

Looks great,

best regards

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