My new yamadori (part 3) The Big One!

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My new yamadori (part 3) The Big One!

Post  Harleyrider on Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:19 pm

Ok, here's the last of my three newly collected yamadori. Again, it's Cretaegus, but this one is a little bigger than my usual finds. Sorry Tony Evil or Very Mad

Height 23" to tip of tallest trunk, dia at nebari 5 1/2" - 6". Collected rootball 16" x 16"!! Stuffed full of fine feeders.

First, some shots of it before work began.




First job, let's see what Santa brought!





As you can see, quite a healthy amount of roots came with this tree. Including a few interlopers from a nearby Ash. A bit of judicious poking about with a chopstick soon had those dealt with though. So, roots combed and de-cluttered, it was time to pot up. Not expecting to find something quite this large, I found myself at a loss as to what to put it in. Yes, I know it's a tad on the gaudy side, but hey.






Hopefully you can now see the great movement, bark and nebari of this tree.




Detail of deadwood I found after cleaning.



So, there you have it. All three trees are now safely wrapped up in my neighbours greenhouse lest we suffer another Winter like last year. I lost every collected tree I had in those frosts and I'm not taking any chances with this crop!

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My new yamadori (part 3) The Big One!

Post  Guest on Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:28 pm

Wow. Your on a roll now. I can't believe the ammount of root you got there. Was it in a rock pocket?

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Post  Harleyrider on Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:20 pm

No, Will. It was, would you believe, growing out of the grass embankment at the side of the road! It was about 20 yds from where we parked and about 6ft back and 10ft up. I just wish we'd walked that way before we nearly killed ourselves slippin' an' a slidin' across 45 degree scree slopes and finding nowt!

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:42 pm

Hi Steve ,

Really beautiful trees, this last one is amazing. I wish to grow and be strong and healthy. ThumbsUp ThumbsUp

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Post  Harleyrider on Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:48 pm

Thanks Pavel.

If it survives, maybe this could be the 'special tree' we can work on together?

Are you going to show us the trees you collected with Tony?

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:09 pm

Hi Steve

Still no picture. They are in a greenhouse with Mirek. Because acclimatization. I still wait for the photos, I am superstitious. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Harleyrider on Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:17 pm

I am superstitious

LOL, well Pavel, fingers crossed that all goes well eh?

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Post  landerloos on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:23 am

Nice find Steve, with a rootball like that it cant go wrong, unless yeah you forget to water it hehe lol!
Shall I bring my chainsaw next time we meet Wink

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Post  Tony on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:27 am

Pavel Slovák wrote: I am superstitious.l

I too am superstitious Suspect you can pretty much guarantee that showing a newly collected tree will sign its death warrant. Sad

My exception was Rhiannon! and she LIVES bounce


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Post  Lee Kennedy on Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:11 pm

Pavel Slovák wrote:Hi Steve

Still no picture. They are in a greenhouse with Mirek. Because acclimatization. I still wait for the photos, I am superstitious. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Pavel
Me too even telling someone about them can sign a death warrant!

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Post  Bob Brunt on Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:19 pm

Steve ...That tree is far to big for someone with such a small passage way.( If you will pardon the terminology ). It would look much better in my garden. lol!

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Post  Harleyrider on Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:35 pm

I'm not in the least superstitious, even after losing all my yamadori last year. I laugh in the face of ill fortune Laughing

Bob. Sorry mate, the only way this tree will ever be in your garden is if I bring it there for a workshop Wink
On the other hand...cross my palm with vast amounts of silver and who knows!

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Post  Paul B (Scotland) on Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:00 pm


Nice finds Steve (all 3 of them). Fingers crossed they all survive the winter.

Have you got anymore collecting trips planned or have you had enough of scrambling about the hills for this year?

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Post  Harleyrider on Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:26 pm

or have you had enough of scrambling about the hills for this year?

Are you mad? That's a physical impossibility, my friend!

I would imagine there's at least 2 -3 more trips in the offing between now and March/April Paul. Plenty of time for you to get out there and do some poking around!

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Post  F. Waheedy on Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:24 am

Good ones, Steve. Few years and they'll be stunning lil trees.

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