Possible Guava tree airlayer for future bonsai.

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Possible Guava tree airlayer for future bonsai.

Post  alonsou on Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:41 pm

Good morning folks,

I have an old guava tree that was recently trimmed most of its branches, while the trimming was being performed I found what I think could become a possible nice bonsai in the future, and I would like to do an airlayer on it and hopefully will take, but...

I have less than 3 months (maybe just 2) for the airlayer to take. Unfortunately, we are moving from its current location to about 2 hrs away. The move it's planned around February or March and I have no idea if that will be enough time for the airlayer.
One thing that I found its that the entire tree its full of swelling shots for future branches, what I believe means that the tree its pushing a lot of energy (sap) to the upper part of it, so probably the chances for the airlayer to take will be really good if what I think its happening its correct.

I'm in SoCal, so the weather never gets "too cold" maybe low 40's, what do you think the chances are for a successful airlayer? Any specific method recommended?

The main trunk diameter of the part I want its about 7 inches. On picture 1 you can see the entire portion I want to take. Image 2 shows you where I want to do the airlayer, image 3 & 4 are the swelling shots all over the tree.

One thing I forgot to mention earlier, this is my dad's favorite tree, and he feels really sad to leave it behind, I would really like to do all possible to make it work and make my dad feel a little better knowing that even he left the main tree behind, he could still have a "part of it"

Thanks for all your help.








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Re: Possible Guava tree airlayer for future bonsai.

Post  JimLewis on Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:20 pm

Not a lot of taper there. I don't know how guava does about putting out roots, but tat seems a bit of a short time to get enough for a safe separation.

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Re: Possible Guava tree airlayer for future bonsai.

Post  Pinoy_proud23 on Thu May 07, 2015 3:07 am

But I recommend this hehhehe Smile Smile

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Re: Possible Guava tree airlayer for future bonsai.

Post  DreadyKGB on Thu May 07, 2015 5:09 am

I don't know anything about guava but this section circled in red looks to be a better tree with the airlayer in the green circle.


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Post  beer city snake on Thu May 07, 2015 6:32 pm

hey you guys... i think the moving truck showed up a few years ago Razz

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Re: Possible Guava tree airlayer for future bonsai.

Post  Barry M on Fri May 08, 2015 12:56 am

Beer City - I'm glad you noticed the time issue Very Happy . I wonder what eventually happened.

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Post  DreadyKGB on Fri May 08, 2015 12:27 pm

Good catch!!! I didn't even look at the date on this one.

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