I've got a great Pond Cypress that was harvested almost 5 years ago. It was literally a LOG when we potted it therefore the "knees" we already present vs. developed. I just brought it home and a couple of the knees have fully rotted, its hard to say when this started but I have to imagine this has been taking place for a while. Its a huge disappointment as the knees really looked great. On one i managed to carve out most of the rotted wood but its still wet the 2nd was totally rotted through so i had to cut it off.
Does everyone think it might just be better to pull the trigger and cut both off before they rot back to the trunk? is it possible to save these through blow torching? I've already added lime sulfur to the remaining one.
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This tree looks like a very good bonsai material, congrats.
Difficult one. But lime sulfur or a good wood hardener should save or at least delay the rotting.
Blow torching will dry the wood and yes, after dry you could apply the hardener.
But do it carefully, this is a good tree.