[ID Request] My first Yamadori

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[ID Request] My first Yamadori

Post  satoyama on Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:24 am

Hello IBC!



Need some help figuring this tree out. I was thinking Juniperus virginiana

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Re: [ID Request] My first Yamadori

Post  Dave Leppo on Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:37 am

I think you might be right, IF you got it from eastern North America. Maybe you can update your profile with your general location.

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Re: [ID Request] My first Yamadori

Post  satoyama on Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:17 pm

Hi Dave, thanks for you response. Yes, I'm in the Southeast.

Someone said it might be a Cypress, but I'm thinking Juniper.

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Re: [ID Request] My first Yamadori

Post  Stan Kengai on Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:59 pm

Looks like a Eastern Red Cedar, which is not a cedar at all, but Juniperus Virginiana as you suggested.  That's why some try to avoid common names.

BTW, you should recheck your location/hardiness zone.  The 26 Parallel North would put you in south Florida, which is definitely not zone 7b.  N 36 degrees would be more believable. I would recommend putting at least a state in your location, because zone 7b Georgia and 7b Washington are completely different climates.

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Re: [ID Request] My first Yamadori

Post  satoyama on Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:49 pm

Fixed sorry. Clerical error. I'm at 36ºN

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Re: [ID Request] My first Yamadori

Post  appalachianOwl on Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:05 pm

Hey there satoyama, my guess would be J. virginiana as well. Nice root spread. It appears you took a large bit of foliage off, or was that chop made prior collection? I've found research on the species very critical before collection. -Jacob

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Re: [ID Request] My first Yamadori

Post  satoyama on Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:17 pm

Hi Jacob! Thanks for the compliments on the roots. Believe it or not, haven't taken off a single needle or branch, except for the trunk chop. After cutting I've read and been told a few things. For example, you shouldn't defoliate Junipers, or you shouldn't trunk cut at all. How true is this? Do you think she has enough foliage to survive?

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Re: [ID Request] My first Yamadori

Post  Shayn on Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:08 pm

Hi Satoyama, I wouldn't stress too much about this tree.
It will most likely live, and NOT die. But you should not touch this tree for at least a year or more.
It needs to grow out and re-gain its strength.

So that means:
NO re-potting! Evil or Very Mad
NO pruning/cutting branches/thinning!  Evil or Very Mad
NO wiring/styling!  Evil or Very Mad

All of the above applies for the "year or more"
Just place it in an area (outside) where it gets morning/early afternoon sun for roughly 5-7 hours a day (depending on climate and all that), combined with adequate watering, and that tree should be in much better condition in a few years.  thumbs up
Oh and also, don't bother trying to fertilize this tree while its in this condition.

I hope this helps,
Shayn

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Re: [ID Request] My first Yamadori

Post  appalachianOwl on Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:30 pm

From what I understand a junipers "strength" is in its foliage, 20% removal will put the tree in stress, no more than 50% at any time, especially collected material. Have seen others reduce quit more drastically, but that's them, maybe they can chime in  Wink.


except for the trunk chop
probably a good bit of foliage above that though right?

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