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Southern Live Oak questions 6 years 7 months ago #427

I am in Florida and I have a thousand live oaks all around me. I love the tree and the form it gets in nature, I am a carpenter and that adds to my love for trees.

I have a few Live Oaks that have been topped by the electricity maintenance guys and one has quite a good looking trunk and branches...however the trunk is as large as a mans forearm and the three branches the size of a womans wrist..they are equal in their angles away from the trunk and look as if it were a 35 foot tall tree. They got cut off 8-10 inches above the trunk leaving no leaves or canopy.I can see a huge bonsai in the last 18" if I amagine a conopy on top.

Do you all think I could air layer this portion and start it as bonsai? it is quite thick...and like I said no leaves. It has great form as nature grew it, just that people whacked it off!

Thanks for your time
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Re: Southern Live Oak questions 6 years 7 months ago #432

Howdy,
you are definatly going to have to wait till there is a good amount of growth to do an air layer otherwise you will just kill the branch.the thickness of the branch shouldnt make a differance
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