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Post  PaulH on Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:43 pm

Just got back from our club's collecting trip to Mammoth and White Mountain. Here are a few of my finds:
Western White pine Pinus monticola


Cascade Utah juniper


Lodgepole pine P. contorta


Another Utah juniper


Another lodgepole


We had a great trip! It was snowing at Mammoth and we dug trees in 2" of new snow.
Had an exciting moment at White mountain when a band of wild mustangs snuck up on us and the stallion got a little agressive.

Paul

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Post  gregb on Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:28 am

Nice material, Paul. I really like the first Utah juniper cyclops

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Post  Jonas Freeman on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:00 am

I like the second juniper, nice deadwood. Looking at the second P. contorta, I wonder how this species backbud?

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:12 pm

Sounds like an exciting trip. Did the stallion have that Cascade Juniper tagged? Very Happy
I really like the shape on the cascade. Did you get most of the roots?
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Post  PaulH on Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:46 pm

Jonas Freeman wrote:I like the second juniper, nice deadwood. Looking at the second P. contorta, I wonder how this species backbud?

Thanks.
Lodgepoles don't backbud on old barked wood, but newer branches often hold latent buds that will pop if the tip growth is pruned.
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Post  PaulH on Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:53 pm

Todd Ellis wrote:Sounds like an exciting trip. Did the stallion have that Cascade Juniper tagged? Very Happy
I really like the shape on the cascade. Did you get most of the roots?
Salut, Todd

It was a great trip.
There was some scraps of alfalfa in the back of my pickup left from feeding my sheep. I think the horses were attracted to that as the stallion had his head in my truck when we noticed him.

The cascade juniper was actually a branch at ground level on a larger tree that had layered its own roots. I split it from the main trunk and was able to get a lot of roots. I especially like the deadwood on this one.
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Post  Ume on Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:19 pm

I love the second one! The horses must have been so pretty! Very Happy What a great trip ThumbsUp

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Post  杰遨-jie on Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:25 pm

i like both utah junipers^^ i used to live in salt lake city and i would go skiing in the mountains...on the way there i saw many nice junipers but I didnt have a collecting license Evil or Very Mad too bad,,,,,,, Neutral native utah plants are real tough too! I lost my whole collection there cause of the full afternoon sun and even shade cloths didnt help pale

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Post  BrianLarson on Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:03 pm

Congratulations ThumbsUp ThumbsUp Looks like you found some very nice plants! Did you get a chance to see the ancient bristlecone pines while you were in the White Mountains?

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Post  Harleyrider on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:38 pm

Looks like a good day's work! The cascade Juniper inparticular looks like a top find.

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Post  PaulH on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:19 am

BrianLarson wrote:Congratulations ThumbsUp ThumbsUp Looks like you found some very nice plants! Did you get a chance to see the ancient bristlecone pines while you were in the White Mountains?

Didn't make it to the Bristlecones this year... too much snow. I've seen them several times before though, and they're always inspiring.

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Nice work

Post  Mike Pollock on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:29 am

Be sure to let us poor Easterners know if you guys ever sell any of these collected trees...

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Post  Roger Snipes on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:57 am

Paul, nice looking material. Have you collected Western white pine before? If so, how has your survival rate been?

We've collected them up here in the Washington Cascades, but haven't had real good luck with survival. Some trees that have lots of fine roots and have survived for three or four years are seemingly are doing well, then all of a sudden they start going down hill and die.

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Post  PaulH on Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:50 am

Roger Snipes wrote:Paul, nice looking material. Have you collected Western white pine before? If so, how has your survival rate been?

We've collected them up here in the Washington Cascades, but haven't had real good luck with survival. Some trees that have lots of fine roots and have survived for three or four years are seemingly are doing well, then all of a sudden they start going down hill and die.

Roger
No, this is the first I've tried. I avoided them before because I heard of results like yours. I decided to try one because a couple of people I know have had good results. Scott at Lotus bonsai has some ten years and counting, and Ryan Neil says he has one collected at the same area (Mammoth Mountain) that is one of his favorite trees. Time will tell....
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Post  BrianLarson on Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:29 am

I tried some Western White Pine and lost them, unfortunately Crying or Very sad However, I think you may have more luck with them where you are located. I live in the central valley and I think it is just too hot in the summer. I collected with Scott and Bolet this year and they have done well with this species. Have you been to the nursery? Congrats on the trip, I especially like the cascade juniper!!!

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Post  PaulH on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:21 pm

BrianLarson wrote:I tried some Western White Pine and lost them, unfortunately Crying or Very sad However, I think you may have more luck with them where you are located. I live in the central valley and I think it is just too hot in the summer. I collected with Scott and Bolet this year and they have done well with this species. Have you been to the nursery? Congrats on the trip, I especially like the cascade juniper!!!

Brian

I live in Rescue, Ca, just a few miles from Scott and Bolet. I just visited Scott at their nursery yesterday and got the update on the collecting trip you went on. Scott showed me the juniper he dug... what a monster!
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