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Post  Marty Weiser on Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:04 am

I thought I would post a medium sized root over rock trident maple I am working on. I planted the seed in 2008 and planted it on the rock in 2015 with the bottom half of the rock in a bulb pan and the upper roots covered. This year I finally potted it into bonsai pot and exposed the roots. Still has a ways to go, but it is coming along. I have some newer seedlings in tall skinny pots (6 cm square by 25 cm tall) to develop long roots that can be draped over rocks. Anyone else have a root over rock tree they would like to post? Even it if is in the early stages of development like mine.

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Post  Vlad on Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:19 am

Very inspirative, Marty. I have started some ROR project only last year. Nothing to share right now. Eagerly waiting for the next year repotting. I feel, it is like opening a xmas present - what is inside?
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Post  Marty Weiser on Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:42 pm

I feel that way every time I repot - a present I wrapped up for myself 2 - 5 years ago. When I explained it that way to my wife she finally understood why I actually enjoy the spring repotting season.

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Post  leslonsdale on Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:32 pm

Love your trident over rock.  The age is apparent!
Here's one I did, but hindsight tells me that I shouldn't have used limestone as it will crumble in a short time.  


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trident over temple ruins.

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Post  Marty Weiser on Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:14 am

Les - Thanks for the nice comment on mine. I agree the age of the roots is good, but it needs lots of work topside.

I like yours a lot as well and the branching much better developed than mine. Limestone will generally hold up fairly well, although roots may penetrate between layers and cause some separation.

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Post  Marty Weiser on Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:04 am

Here is a root over rock Scots Pine (P. sylvestris) that had started from seed in about 2006. I cleared out a bunch of foliage and wired it out over the past few days so I am showing both a spring and current picture. i also notices that one of the front roots was not in very good contact with the rock so I added some wire and blocks to push it back into place.

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Post  yamasuri on Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:46 am

Marty nice project. Believe me I have rock also some of my trees might be suitable for ROR but never start. Perhaps some day Very Happy
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