Saving a large spruce

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Saving a large spruce

Post  giga on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:28 pm

I was at work when I noticed a guy had a 4.5' spruce(looks like alberta) in his flatbed truck. I asked him about it, and he said he was just gonna throw it away!- Looks like one of the sides is dead as the branches are all dead. It still has a lot of it's roots. I plan on just planting it in my grow out bed and leaveing it alone for a year(maybe longer) to let it recover. Any other tips to help keep it alive? Pics tomorrow as I'm at work at the moment. It's much to tall for what I have in mind for it-when also would be a good time to cut of the top like 12" or so?

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Post  giga on Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:57 am

I'll figure it my self I guess lol

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Re: Saving a large spruce

Post  appalachianOwl on Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:03 am

bonsai4me.com has a great article specifically dealing with alberta spruce.... best of luck for you and your friend

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Post  berobinson82 on Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:32 am

you promised pictures.

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Post  giga on Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:54 am

Doh I did sorry been working late and spaced it out tomorrow morning I'll post

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Post  giga on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:25 pm





If it survives I plan on having the tree planted on a sever angle and have the right side exposed, like a try and has half fallen over and kept of growing. Do you next spring I can put it in a grow out pot/box?

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Post  Neli on Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:19 am

Just mist for now and maybe hung a piece of shade cloth over the foliage,if too much sun. Later you can think of styling ones the tree has recovered.

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