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Spring Activities, collecting taxus

Post  Jim Doiron on Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:55 pm

Yesterday I collected some 50+yr old yew bushes from a neighbor. They were some monsters with trunks that are about 6-7" in diameter, weighing in around 100lbs. I'm excited about the prospects with them but haven't had a chance to really develop a design thought on them. Right now I'm just stretching out my back.



The second one (right in the picture of both) was wedged between a shed and a sidewalk so the rootball is small on it but it had some good feeder roots right at the base so I feel pretty good about it.

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Re: Spring Activities, collecting taxus

Post  JimLewis on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:25 pm

Nice finds.

I guess this make you the Taxus Collector.

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Re: Spring Activities, collecting taxus

Post  Jesse McMahon on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:32 pm

Laughing

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Post  Poink88 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:42 pm

Love them both. ThumbsUp

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Post  Klaudia & Martin on Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:33 pm

Hello Jim

What a good find!
I dug one last year and it looks very good now.

Did you wash out the roots ?

Kind regards
Martin

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Post  Jim Doiron on Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:26 am

Just did a little work on these. They were a little weak from still having too much clay stuck in the roots but had a lot of new root groth in the better soil around the edges so they should be good now; nothing but well-draining bonsai soil. Hopefully they make a full recovery and flush out. Excited to do some carving in the future on these. Sorry about the bad photos on the second one, it got dark on me and the kids were getting grumpy and tired.


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Re: Spring Activities, collecting taxus

Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:13 am

JimLewis wrote:Nice finds.

I guess this make you the Taxus Collector.

Groannnnn!

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:15 am

Great future for these two trees. Nice find!

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Post  Jim Doiron on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:44 am

Thanks, Im excited about carving them when they recover in two years. I did a little stripping on the second one.

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Post  my nellie on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:11 pm

Jim Doiron wrote: ... .. Hopefully they make a full recovery and flush out. ...
I wish the best for them, too. Nice findings indeed! You ought your neighbor a rewarding present, I think!

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Re: Spring Activities, collecting taxus

Post  Jim Doiron on Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:40 am

You ought your neighbor a rewarding present, I think!

The reward was me doing all the work getting these out of their yard for free! Very Happy

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