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Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:31 pm

This tree is currently under the care of a fellow grower...I am hoping to acquire it later this spring. Suggestions would be welcome.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:21 pm

Hi Tom,

Looks like it's planted over tufa. I'd be concerned that it would probably break down over the course of a few years and replacing the rock would be very difficult.

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:26 pm

Kev...I believe the rock is inland coral, and not tufa....what are your feelings about losing/repositioning the root on the left?

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:31 pm

"inland coral"???????? Whatsit?

And I would wrap that root tightly to the rock in drywall, or grip tape and leaf it there until the tape rots off.

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Inland Coral

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:05 pm

Limerock deposits that are the remains of prehistoric reefs mined in various parts of Florida for many years. Usually ground up for different uses.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:36 pm

Thanks Billy, that makes it slightly harder than Tufa which is redeposited calcium carbonate mixed with leaves etc. Coral is still a soft rock for planting on and being calcium carbonate, it too will slowly dissolve.

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