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Spring time 9 years 3 weeks ago #7414

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awesome! stoked to see how they work out. tnx

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Spring time 9 years 3 weeks ago #7420

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Cuttings taken in August as bare sticks:

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Spring time 9 years 3 weeks ago #7421

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Cool man, I also took willow cuttings them but those were pencil thin

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Spring time 9 years 3 weeks ago #7447

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drifter7777 wrote: your trees are crap use them to start a fire.


- Who are you referring to
- Why so rude?
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Spring time 9 years 3 weeks ago #7449

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wow this guy is messed...

anyways willows are amazing at their rooting ability. i was amazed to find they are leaps and bounds over ficus. i am planning to see just how large of a branch can be rooted this spring to kind of speed up the "finished " look. it has been a chore finding thicker branches with a good amount of taper tho

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Spring time 9 years 3 weeks ago #7450

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manofthetrees wrote: wow this guy is messed...

anyways willows are amazing at their rooting ability. i was amazed to find they are leaps and bounds over ficus. i am planning to see just how large of a branch can be rooted this spring to kind of speed up the "finished " look. it has been a chore finding thicker branches with a good amount of taper tho


You could of course create branches with taper whil on the tree, by chopping a thick one, and leving a smaller branch to grow out for the searon. Chop again, and the year after you would have a decent taper, and can do the air layer.

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Spring time 9 years 3 weeks ago #7451

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Good idea leatherback, I can't wait to start airlayering again. In a week or two I will post that thing I promised on how to get good taper from ficus cuttings, I need to take some clear pics of it.

And apologies drifter, I definitely seem to have offended you in the other topic you posted. I did not mean to anger you or portray you in any bad light, I was trying to understand more about what your aim was in the post.

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Spring time 9 years 3 weeks ago #7454

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actually i have started already. i have a willow that blew down in a storm and have been redeveloping it into a tree (30 foot tree now 5 foot stumps) and have been expieramenting. i have one branch that grew weird and has a 2/1/2 inch base and a foot in length the base just grew fat really quick, and i am testing some branch braiding. the species is a "giant pussywillow" it has flowers bigger than your thumb, unless you have an anusually large one :pinch: and has larger oval leaves also

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i dont think it was you that sparked drifters rage he portraid himself in a bad light not you. you asked a legitamate question and the dude went nuts...

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Spring time 9 years 3 weeks ago #7457

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cool name hahaha, how on earth did that come about? I sometimes wish I had a huge garden with tonnes of different plants to propagate from.. My current garden means I end up with me having to drive around with a friend looking for ficus and willow trees to take cuttings...Probably more fun tho :D

Tnx manofthetrees, I got a bit worried when I checked his reply

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Spring time 9 years 2 weeks ago #7490

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Yeah Spring is in full effect for me too, I'm down in Victoria. Where abouts are you from?

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