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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:55 pm

Visited Greenlawns bonsai ,to collect a tree I put in the ground about 6 years ago. At the time this maple was about 3" across.

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:02 pm

Every year it was allowed to grow and then cut back. Some years more than others. You can still see one of the wounds still healing on the back. This was a very big chop to create better taper.

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Post  EdMerc on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:06 pm

I'd say that was a big chop. This tree looks great. Lot's of fun ahead for you here.

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:08 pm

Tidied up the roots cuts, so they were nice and clean. With a little help from Chooch

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:11 pm

And into the pot

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:14 pm

Some further branch reduction and top reduced for taper.I can see a nice little airlayered shohin in the top

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Post  harry dovey on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:56 pm

I have a confession - I trimmed that back in the summer. I was wondering when you would collect it. It hais got the makings of a nice tree.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:29 pm

Nice beginning there Will. I remember my trip to Green Lawns. Lots of fun.


harry dovey wrote:I have a confession - I trimmed that back in the summer. I was wondering when you would collect it. It hais got the makings of a nice tree.

Harry, Is this the same midsummer pruner?



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Re: Trident Maple

Post  Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:39 pm

Thats your man Rob.

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Post  peter keane on Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:49 pm

Here's what I see.


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Post  Smithy on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:02 pm

You were able to chop those roots really hard back to just big ones. Can all Acers take this.

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:12 pm

Smithy wrote:You were able to chop those roots really hard back to just big ones. Can all Acers take this.
I have done this before with Tridents with no ill effects. They do root very easily. I don't see why you can't do this with other maples but if your worried, just do a few one year and see how those roots have responded the following year.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:13 pm

I agree that A buergerianum roots like an Olive! I have seen them literally chainsawed off at ground level, in spring and rerooted (on a heated cable admittedly). I wouldn't try that with A palmatum or any of its varieties. But they do dig quite easily, with a reasonable amount of fine root retained.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:29 pm

I love it already, Will. It's going to be one gorgeous Trident. Wonderful.

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Post  fiona on Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:48 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote: Harry, Is this the same midsummer pruner?



Is this Harry lurking within tent?

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