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Repotting oriental hornbeam

Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:48 pm


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Post  adam1234 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:55 pm

Hello Sebastijan,

   Did that tree stay out all winter, I am surprised in the last image where it has leafed out. We have quite mild weather here in Ireland, things are moving but nothing leafing out yet? You must have fantastic weather.

   And, would it not have been better to transplant the tree to a larger container instead of a pot and not root prune to enable faster development? I would want those twigs to gain weight first to enable a thicker girth knowing that the canopy will be large. It's at the stage where I'd be developing the fine ramification when the tree goes into a pot. I would also have left extensions and not cut back. Just curious on your technique cause it seems hurried.

Cheers,
Adam


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Re: Repotting oriental hornbeam

Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:29 am

adam1234 wrote:Hello Sebastijan,

   Did that tree stay out all winter, I am surprised in the last image where it has leafed out. We have quite mild weather here in Ireland, things are moving but nothing leafing out yet? You must have fantastic weather.

   And, would it not have been better to transplant the tree to a larger container instead of a pot and not root prune to enable faster development? I would want those twigs to gain weight first to enable a thicker girth knowing that the canopy will be large. It's at the stage where I'd be developing the fine ramification when the tree goes into a pot. I would also have left extensions and not cut back. Just curious on your technique cause it seems hurried.

Cheers,
Adam

Adam,

this video was recorded in spring 2013, April. It was only published and edited now.
After repotting, my trees don't stay out...they are all in cold shelter during the winter where they don't experience freezing..

Larger container...no. This tree was collected 2009 and was planted in a larger container from 2009 untill spring 2013 when this video was recorded. During that time, lots of deep cuts, drillings and shaping was done....also, new shoots were left  to rocket and so on....
I decided that was enough. There is no more sense to leave the tree in temporary pot for a longer time...well, this is carpinus, and they grow very strongly. Usualy, one to two seasons is enough to establish the tree after collecting.

Of course, this tree will have a lot bigger/wider crown. Basic lines and basic structure is now there. Some of those branches will still be removed as crown will develop and canopy will be denser... Carpinus is a fast grower, there is no problem to thicken the branch...every branch I leave uncut for a season will at least double in girth. Do not worry. I will do it when and where I will need it.
So, nothing was hurried, on the contrary, everything with this tree is late...a bit. What you don't know is...that tree experienced a bad episode year 2011. and I had to start with the branches all over again. Everything you se is a result of one year branch growth.

There is much more about this tree here: http://sandevbonsai.blogspot.com/2013/01/video-carpinus-orientalis-winter-session.html

and here: 2010/2011 photos

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Re: Repotting oriental hornbeam

Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:46 pm

Hi Sebastijan,
I enjoyed your video very much. Please consider using a color other than red for you captions. Although the red is artistic, I am color blind and have a hard time reading the red captions. Something lighter, i.e light blue, or yellow, or yellow green, would be easier to see.
Very nice tree and pot combination!
Thank you.

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Re: Repotting oriental hornbeam

Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:14 pm

Todd Ellis wrote:Hi Sebastijan,
I enjoyed your video very much. Please consider using a color other than red for you captions. Although the red is artistic, I am color blind and have a hard time reading the red captions. Something lighter, i.e light blue, or yellow, or yellow green, would be easier to see.
Very nice tree and pot combination!
Thank you.
I am very sorry Todd, and thank you for your kind words.
Is it better if I use just white text? Because if that's alright, I will do it with white in future. For you. It's not a big deal.
thank you for pointing that out
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P.S. Even more, I am not sure why am I doing it red in the first place ???
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Re: Repotting oriental hornbeam

Post  LittleJoe on Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:48 am

Thank you for posting this video. As a beginner, it was very informative. A couple questions. What did you use to protect the tree from the wires when you tied it into the pot? And, my god. What is the name of that song and artist?

Thank you,
Joe

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Re: Repotting oriental hornbeam

Post  Sebastijan Sandev on Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:41 am

LittleJoe wrote:Thank you for posting this video. As a beginner, it was very informative. A couple questions. What did you use to protect the tree from the wires when you tied it into the pot? And, my god. What is the name of that song and artist?

Thank you,
Joe

Littlejoe,

Great if you find it usefull.
To protect the tree from wires I used pieces of leather cut off from fingers of an old working glove Smile
What can I do, that was at hand...
There is a name of song/artist written in video description text on YouTube, Just check Smile

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Re: Repotting oriental hornbeam

Post  Auballagh on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:15 am

Amazing video, as always Sebastijan.   Cool 

Very inspiring, and that is a quite beautiful tree.

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Post  Floris on Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:33 pm

What a wonderful tree!!  What a Face 

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