cedrus atlantica 'glauca' scar healing

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Post  Turquoise_Sparkle on Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:34 pm

I have a non bonsai Cedrus Atlantica 'glauca pendula' which my house rabbit has chewed the bark off one side. Bonsai enthusiasts seem to have more knowledge about bark scars healing than regular gardeners because how the bark looks on a bonsai is important, that is why I am posting here as well as on normal garden forums.

I read on http://www.bonsai4me.com/ that cedars have very slow scar healing, does anyone who grows an atlas cedar know how long it will take to heal? The scar is huge, he has eaten a patch one inch wide by about 6 inches high!

Should I be using a grafting wax or something to protect the tree while it grows new bark?

Any help would be appreciated.

You may want to know he is no longer allowed in the garden especially since he ate the top out of my zelkova (not a bonsai either) also! He seems to do this to be destructive as he does not eat what he prunes off either. BAD BAD BUNNY!

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:47 pm

To end this destructive behavior, I would recomend you eat the BUNNY! Twisted Evil

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Post  Harleyrider on Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:58 pm

I would imagine that bonsai cut paste would at least help to protect the tree while it gets on with healing itself. Or you could make your own from modelling clay and olive oil.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:16 pm

It's a conifer that exudes resinous sap. Hence absolutely no need for cut paste or sealant of any type, in my book.

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Post  Harleyrider on Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:26 pm

I'll get my coat.

Sigh.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:20 pm

Harleyrider wrote:I'll get my coat.

Sigh.

Welcome to the club, Its a good thing humility is my best quality!

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:30 pm

Is the coat rabbit? I can just see you in a parka!!

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Post  Turquoise_Sparkle on Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:06 am

We joke constantly about eating the bunny... he is 1/2 Flemish Giant and 1/2 British Giant and weighs in at 5.6kg so he would make a hefty meal, and plenty of pelt for that coat....

Thanks for the advice, I will let the tree look after itself and protect it from any more harm.

This is a pic of the fiend...



Cheers Gabby

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Post  Harleyrider on Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:37 pm

@ Will. I tried wearing a parka once, but the wind drag nearly pulled me off the bike when I hit 60 mph. Maybe I shouldn't have had the hood up?

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:47 pm

Looks like your friend is sporting a semi-cascade I think the bloody rabbit is bigger than both my dogs! LOL Alljoking aside, we have wild rabbits in our yard and the next one the neighbor's cat eats is gonna be his last supper. And I have just the pellet gun to do it!

HEY, somebody stole my emoticons!

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Post  Kev Bailey on Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:58 pm

Very Happy Laughing Rolling Eyes Mine are working Jay. A man after my own heart! Sorry, I'm a dog person, catlovers.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:14 pm

I tried rebooting, cleaning out my temporary internet files, cookies, etc. and still no smilies..Sad All I get is an "error on page" message.)

My last dog was a wee feller, half Great Dane & half Rotweiller. He was 178 pounds (US) when he passed.

Now, the two dogs I have would have fit in the previous ones jowls. Both are rescues, one is a Yorkie, the other a Chorkie (Yorkie/Chihuahua cross)

They're not afraid of anything and have no idia that they are horizontally and vertically challenged!

I like cats too, just not when they are eating the wild birds and rabbits we draw to our yard.

Jay

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Post  Turquoise_Sparkle on Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:17 pm

Jay Gaydosh wrote:I tried rebooting, cleaning out my temporary internet files, cookies, etc. and still no smilies..Sad All I get is an "error on page" message.)

That looks like a smilie to me, or do you mean displayed in your browser... coz I know that when you are posting you can turn smilies off... but didn't think it applied to viewing the same way

On the pet front we have tried to have a bit of everything cat, bunny, tropical fishies and a dog.... ok we didn't try, they sorta chose us, I'm neither cat nor dog person I'm a "if the animal wants to live with me then it can" person... Ok so the fish didn't choose me, but I wanted the aquarium plants see Nature Aquarium to get the idea of why I was interested.

In Australia you get in huge trouble for having a bunny, they are not native and are very destructive, hence my post, especially to some of our delicate native plantsand ecosystems. The only reason I haven't been murdered in my sleep by various neighbours is because they know he has been neutered and isn't going to pass on his large size, and appropriatly large intestines, with it side effect of voracious appetite to any young fiends....

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:46 pm

I can see the emoticon in my statement as quoted by you, I can't see them in my own posts and I can't load the promps for the emoticons. THis page still says "error on page".

I was positive Australia has bunnies. When I read your post I was shocked to believe I could be wrong so I looked it up on the web. Australia DOES have bunnies!

SEE...

Never mind, it won't let me post photos now either. I've got to figure this one out so I can post the Australian bunny photos.

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Post  gordonb on Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:02 am

In Australia and New zealand, they are regarded as destuctive pests, and generally are hated by farmers!! I don't think you should dislike an animal for being what it is, but when they are in the wrong place. . . ! Part of the problem is the lack of preadtors to keep the numbers down.

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