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Post  harry dovey on Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:25 pm

Hi. This weekend I am hoping to collect a big hawthorn. I have been collecting hawthorns for a few years now but I have never collected something this big and I will need to cut the roots back hard. Does anyone have any experiences with big hawthorn collecting?

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Post  fiona on Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:40 pm

Mr Tony Tickle is probably your man for this task. If you take some time to look back through the topics, you will come across a couple he has put on concerning this subject.

Do you have any pics of the monster hawthorn as it is just now? If not, remember to take some as you lift it and keep us posted.

Good luck!

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Post  harry dovey on Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:47 pm

ok thank you fiona

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:02 pm

Harry. Try to collect as much root as possible. Do not cut back the roots to fit the container. Build a larger box for it or put it in the ground until you have. How big is it anyway?

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Post  Tony on Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:39 am

Hi Harry,

Because I have my new Large greenhouse and large heating bed I am collecting the largest Hawthorn I have ever collected this weekend, Matt and Harleyrider have kindly offered to help carry off the hill. I am filming (in HD of course) the whole operation. This tree as been prepared starting over 8 years ago... this is a LONG TERM project... but a truly amazing tree. Wish me luck... and keep watching this forum for when I post.

BTW, when potted this tree will be a Four Man tree.

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Post  harry dovey on Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:07 pm

cheers tony ok will look forward to seeing in the forum

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Post  fiona on Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:27 pm

Keep a close eye on their hernia scars as well, Harry, and use it as a warning of the need for caution!

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Collecting Rhiannon

Post  Tony on Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:03 am

I did indeed collect the biggest Hawthorn in my yamadori life this weekend. I do not post images of recently collected trees (Bad Karma) but here is a glimpse of Steve (Harleyrider) and me carrying the tree from the old quarry. Once I am happy that that the tree is well established I will post the whole story... for now this is all.

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Post  fiona on Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:35 am

Ah. A question long asked is now answered: I now know what happened to Benny from "Crossroads"


And...

Tony, as well as seeing your monster (perhaps I'll rephrase that), we want to see what Sir Steve Harleyrider is carrying in his other hand.

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Post  matt addie on Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:36 pm

In case anyone hasn't worked it out, I was too wimpy to carry Tony's tree Sad (I'm also not that daft!! Dance ) so I was working the camera!!

However, I did do my fair share to get it out of the ground (there is camera evidence somewhere!) - a truly special moment for a truly special tree, it was an honour and a pleasure to help Tony realise a dream after many years of patient preparation.


Harry - did you manage to collect your monster too? Any sneak previews?

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Post  Harleyrider on Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:01 pm

@ Fiona. Following Tony and Lee's mantra of 'Never post your trees until you know they're alive', I'll refrain from showing you the curly beast I had in my hand (Go on then, I know you're dying to say something).

What I will say, though, is that I was carrying a Blackthorn I found after lifting Lee's huuuge Blackthorn. Lee 'Mr Blackthorn' Kennedy himself described my tree thusly: 'As good a tree as you'll ever collect'.

Ignoring the ambiguity within the statement, I choose to see it as a compliment.

Actually, we all walked off the hill carrying trees full of promise. I just hope they all fulfill it.

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Rhiannon in the Garden, before boxing up commenced.

Post  Tony on Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:51 am

Not exactly 'Never post your trees until you know they're alive' this is a continuation of carrying the tree off the hill, In my garden, comparing to previous Hawthorns collected.



Here are the abundance of roots, at the front is the big root that I severed 8 years ago, at the base the 'tap' root has been cut and cleaned up... Matt thinks*





Here is the box 18" x 28" internal dimensions




*OK so Tony says the future is Shohin even he will never get this into a Shohin pot Suspect

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