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Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  BrianLarson on Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:03 am

Hello Everyone!
I'm a new user and thought I would start by posting some pictures of a large Juniper I collected just last week in the White Mountains of Eastern California. It is a J. Osteosperma or Utah Juniper. I have a couple other Junipers from the same area that I collected about 3 years ago that are doing great, but this one is a monster and definitely the most promising!

Just beginning to dig...


Digging a trench around the tree... It had a shallow root system and a lot of feeder roots close to the trunk


Loaded into the truck. Luckily I was able to back right up to the tree. I was by myself and it probably weighs 100 lbs!


Potting the tree with assistance from my very understanding girlfriend Very Happy


Unfotunately I don't have a pic that does justice to the deadwood potential and movement of the trunk (which is nearly 10 inches thick!) I'll try to get some better shots and post them later.

Thanks for looking,
Brian

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  rolandp on Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:26 am

Uauuuu...great yamadoris. Lucky U:)

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  Ant. Gesualdi on Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:13 am

My compliments!
You did an excellent collect! ThumbsUp

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  Hawaiian77 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:17 am

Howzit Brian,

Nice score my friend!! ThumbsUp Looks very promising. Keep us posted.

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:49 am

Very fortunate, juniper is the one shrub, I can never get to grow well.
Interesting to note, you have the same plastic trough, that I have down here in the Caribbean.
Until you post again and welcome.
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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  Andrija Zokic on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:28 am

Very good material!

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:57 am

wow man you hit the jackpot! nice trees and a beautiful and helpful girlfriend. Cool

regards,
jun Smile bounce

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  Guest on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:10 pm

Fantastic material. Congratulations. Very Happy

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JUNIPER

Post  alex e on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:18 pm

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!! Stunning affraid and the Juniper is pretty awesome as well lol! lol! lol!

Best regards Alex e ThumbsUp Bagpiper

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:02 pm

Beautiful find. Do you have a good success rate with this Juniper?

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:25 pm

Hi Brian.

Really very, very beautiful tree. I look forward to the next photo. Congratulations. Very Happy ThumbsUp

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  Ian Young on Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:30 pm

Hi Brian,

Truly beautiful juniper. I look forward to seeing more of the trees in the background in future posts Very Happy

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  PaulH on Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:35 pm

Nice Tree!

Our club is going next week for three days of digging. Mammoth on Tues, White mountains on wed and Thur. I hope you left us some trees. Did you dig that one at Cedar Flats? I got some smaller ones there last year that are doing well.

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  anttal63 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:37 pm

Sensational material Brian, Best of luck with it, cant wait to see where it goes! cheers

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  BrianLarson on Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:04 pm

Thank you all for your comments!

Paul- I think there are at least a million more trees out there! This one came from near the Grandview Campground. I also went to Mammoth and collected a nice Lodgepole Pine. Both species seem to thrive in my area. Make sure you take some time to drive up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, if you can, take the longer trip to the Patriarch Grove... It is well worth the effort! Good luck on your trip.

Brian

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  John Quinn on Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:49 am

Nice juniper and helper!
I don't want to hijack your thread, but speaking of Bristlecone Pines...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/science/28pines.html?ref=science

The version of the hapless grad student cutting down Prometheus is not in agreement with the wiki version of his exploits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Rusk_Currey

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:00 am

BrianLarson wrote:Thank you all for your comments!

Paul- I think there are at least a million more trees out there! This one came from near the Grandview Campground. I also went to Mammoth and collected a nice Lodgepole Pine. Both species seem to thrive in my area. Make sure you take some time to drive up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, if you can, take the longer trip to the Patriarch Grove... It is well worth the effort! Good luck on your trip.

Brian

And you had the proper permits and/or permission to do this collecting, right?

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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:59 am

Russell Coker wrote:
BrianLarson wrote:Thank you all for your comments!

Paul- I think there are at least a million more trees out there! This one came from near the Grandview Campground. I also went to Mammoth and collected a nice Lodgepole Pine. Both species seem to thrive in my area. Make sure you take some time to drive up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, if you can, take the longer trip to the Patriarch Grove... It is well worth the effort! Good luck on your trip.

Brian

And you had the proper permits and/or permission to do this collecting, right?


....dont worry Russell your country is way lot bigger than our country...our good yamadoris runs out in just 2 decades, yours probably will last 8, with the whole club doing the digging probably 5 decades. Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  BrianLarson on Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:34 am

Good question Russell. Yes permits were obtained through Inyo National Forest for a small fee.

I have heard that story about the grad student and Bristlecone pine... I guess many things have been killed in the name of science Wink What a shame!

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  BrianLarson on Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:59 am

All potted up and resting under shade cloth


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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  PaulH on Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:38 pm

The trees we collect (with permits btw) are relatively few compared with the thousands of acres of junipers the Federal Bureau of Land Management pushes out with bulldozers to improve rangeland for cattle grazing...


jun wrote:
Russell Coker wrote:
BrianLarson wrote:Thank you all for your comments!

Paul- I think there are at least a million more trees out there! This one came from near the Grandview Campground. I also went to Mammoth and collected a nice Lodgepole Pine. Both species seem to thrive in my area. Make sure you take some time to drive up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, if you can, take the longer trip to the Patriarch Grove... It is well worth the effort! Good luck on your trip.

Brian

And you had the proper permits and/or permission to do this collecting, right?


....dont worry Russell your country is way lot bigger than our country...our good yamadoris runs out in just 2 decades, yours probably will last 8, with the whole club doing the digging probably 5 decades. Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad


regards,
jun pirat


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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:43 pm

BrianLarson wrote:Good question Russell. Yes permits were obtained through Inyo National Forest for a small fee.

Thanks Brian. I figured you did, considering what and where you are collecting. Some of the newer members where asking about collecting in other threads and this was a major point. Seeing material like this makes one often forget this part and just grab a shovel, running off with glazed eyes and a trail of drool.

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Re: Collected Juniperus Osteosperma

Post  peter keane on Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:16 pm

absolutely beautiful piece. when do the trees in the white mountains go dormant? When does the national forest close?

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