Podocarpus macrophyllus and defoliation.

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:55 am

Mitch Thomas wrote:Alien invaders? Did I miss some thing?

Mitch
Dear Mitch
I said...
Quote :  "But as the very wise Iris stated that in different continents plants behave differently. That's why we all have problems with alien invaders....."

The connection was this: Plants behave differently in different continents, not just because of the climate but because  Aliens Invaders in their country of origin, mostly will never take over.   Why?  Well simply because the Invader ( not family of Darth Vader) has natural enemies, pests and deceases, in their Country of origin,  that are absent in the 'Exotic' country where they became and Alien.  

So removing Alien Invaders (this is called and Object and Function Analogy)   in Exotic Countries and turning them into Absolutely Stunning bonsai, will be an very very easy task indeed......

Can you see the connection now?  No?

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Re: Podocarpus macrophyllus and defoliation.

Post  Andre Beaurain on Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:50 pm

Mitch Thomas wrote:I'm not here to beat my chest, only to try and pass my self gained knowledge in my bonsai experience, limited as it may be. It seems to me if you can keep a specie in bonsai culture and it also grows in your area in landscapes you should be able to collect them. Although one must have skills in doing so. Different grow zones will make theses skills alter.

Here is a Prodacarpus Mac I collected two seasons ago. I'm sorry I can't find the collection photos but it didn't have any foliage on it. All the foliage is new growth on old wood. So please if you have the skill don't let it keep you from collecting them.


Putting someone down to make yourself look good is being cheep!

Mitch
Now its my turn to be confused...this is no surprise and happens quite often....  

Did anyone put you down, what did I miss...... And I'll beat them up...  Don't they know to have respect for the Eldery Geriatrics.  Buggers! hihihi

I dont agree with your statement..."It seems to me if you can keep a specie in bonsai culture and it also grows in your area in landscapes you should be able to collect them."
Have you ever tried transplanting a Welwitchia in the Namib.... it ain't gonna happen....
Do you think all Indigenous species in all Countries will be able to handle transplanting, even though you can bonsai them.


And no. It wasn't a question.
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Podocarpus macrophyllus Redux - Who else is growing them?

Post  john jones on Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:12 am

I'm not keeping up with this thread, though I started it.    Podocarpus macrophyllus -  Who else is growing them?  

I'll post pics when I figure it out.

ETA: I'm brushing the trunks at the root level with 65 ppm Gibberellic acid, and 1000 ppm 6-BenzylaminoPurine. (GBA and 6-BAP).

Axe me about it in a couple of weeks.




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Re: Podocarpus macrophyllus and defoliation.

Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:11 pm

john jones wrote:A co-worker asked me if defoliating a Podocarpus macrophyllus would decease the size of the leaves.  

I have no idea.  Maybe someone else knows?

TIA!
This is where it started....  you didn't follow? (sorry a joke AGAIN!, bad boy Dre!)  

This is what happens to conversations, which I will retire form now with humble apologies.

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Re: Podocarpus macrophyllus and defoliation.

Post  Mitch Thomas on Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:53 pm

Andre
Well I must offer my apology, my translation was way off base as well as my response.
I must constantly remind myself that this forum is world wide and prose/cultural differences are so easily misinterpreted!

Sencerly,Thank you bonsai friend!
Mitch

I fly so high only to look down and crap on my feet!

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Podocarpus macrophyllus

Post  bonsaisr on Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:16 am

Off the subject of Podocarpus, but someone asked about alien invaders, & why they sometimes become so invasive outside their home country. I read something recently that sheds light on the subject. Sometimes a plant that is well behaved at home is transported to another continent & becomes naturalized. In its new environment, the plant teams up with a new mycorrhiza that provides it with much more nutrition than before. Emboldened by the new mycorrhiza, the formerly innocuous species becomes a noxious invasive weed.
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