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big yew we dug out

Post  eric sanders on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:59 pm

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yesterday i dug out a yew together with a friend of mine, it's size: 85 cm nebari and 50 cm diameter.

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Post  chris on Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:57 pm

Well done Eric, good luck with it

Regards Chris

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Post  NeilDellinger on Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:41 pm

Great find. And great timing. I'd like to know a bit about yew collecting. I noticed you dug and cut back, leaving some green.

I know they will bud back, but if collected in spring, how well do they respond to a hard cut back with little/no foliage and root disturbance?

Are there other good times of year for collecting aside from spring?

Whats the best practice for ensuring recovery?

Thanks, great tree, congratulations!
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Post  Ed van der Reek on Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:45 pm

Nice and big fatty,I don't think it was easy to dig this monster-yew out affraid
Great nabari also,Good luck friend with it Very Happy
Gr Ed

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:21 pm

Hi Eric
Interesting tree. Indeed mammoth. Very Happy ThumbsUp

Gretings Pavel


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Post  eric sanders on Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:32 pm

thanks pavel Wink Wink

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Post  Jim Doiron on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:13 pm

Man that is a monster. Well done, now go rest your back.

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Post  eric sanders on Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:19 pm

thats what we are doining now Very Happy

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Post  xuan le on Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:16 pm

That's really big, I wonder how many hours it takes to dig it?
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Post  eric sanders on Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:14 pm

to be honest,with 2 man it came out in 1 our, it was very easy digging,but after that came the hardest part.
getting it on trailer wagon,and after that getting it in a box.
but i don't complain we had a lot of fun. Very Happy

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Post  Paul S. on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:30 pm

Very nice tree, but... might this be a "Taxus media 'Hicksii'", a pillar yew?
They grow only straight upwards!

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Post  LSBonsai on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:50 pm

Paul S. wrote:Very nice tree, but... might this be a "Taxus media 'Hicksii'", a pillar yew?
They grow only straight upwards!

Lets hope its not a Hicksii. In my experience they are poor bonsai material. Not only do they grow straight up, but the young twigs are thick so even the 1-2 year old growth is tough to bend.

I've given up on mine and will be trying to get rid of it at the next club sale, after 4 years of frustration.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:37 pm

Eric

BIG tree my friend, dont ask me to make a pot for it I could not get it in the kiln affraid

All the best and see you in Jan

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Andy

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Post  Tom Benda on Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:22 am

Andy, if he asks You, then You tell me Very Happy

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Post  Harleyrider on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:21 pm

Ye Gods Eric! Shocked That's one big ass tree you have there, my friend! I suspect you didn't think it would only take 1 hour to collect it, eh? Unless you had a mechanical digger, that is, lol.

As is usually the case, the digging is the easy part. The picking it up and moving it is another thing altogether. Just be grateful you didn't have to carry it down from a mountain!

Keep us updated on its progress, Eric.

Take care... Steve

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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:19 am

Hi Erik

I like the tree...But is it a good idea to dig up a tree like this, or any tree, at this time of year.?

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  eric sanders on Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:49 pm

hey steve:about the digging,i had indeed never thought it takes 1 our for the tree.
But this time it was easy,and sure i keep you posted.
to yvonne:we can keep the tree a bit protected so i hope he's going well.
I will let you now next spring Wink

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