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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 9 years 13 hours ago #7574

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LOL that was too easy... you may need to srape off the bark on the ajoining trunks to get them to fuse, but im not positive

i do know one thing ,whatever you do it will still look like thyme :lol:

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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 9 years 5 hours ago #7576

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The main concern I would have with thyme is that the trunk does not swell so much over a season. I think that fusion will take a long time to reach.

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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 9 years 2 hours ago #7577

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Hey if he does manage to do it, im pretty sure it could be the largest base on a thyme in the whole world haha.

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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 8 years 11 months ago #7579

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If it's never been attempted and sounds impossible then I'm game.

I'll have to buy a bunch of seeds and once they've germinated I'll begin the process. I'll start next spring, but in the meantime I'm going to research the technique further.

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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 8 years 11 months ago #7585

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Just to keep you posted± We are in the process of setting up the competition, which will probably open around December.

J.

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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 8 years 11 months ago #7587

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awsome...gunna be alittle behind here tho, ill have to wait till at least march to begin

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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 8 years 11 months ago #7589

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Same here. Early spring is when I will start (I will also do one, jst to be able to compare & see how well it works :)

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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 8 years 11 months ago #7595

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Ive been thinking about the competition and Im not gona spend a whole lot of money buying up to 40 seedlings to make one tree. Plants aren't that cheap where i live. So instead im going to grow as many seeds as I can now and will have to do with what I have in December.

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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 8 years 11 months ago #7597

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MWid: look at mailorder 'bare root' 'forestry' material. A lot of growers will sell bundles of say 50 acers, 1-2 years old, bare rooted for as little as 50cts per plant. Offers typically start mid-winter.

Have a look at

barerootnatives.com/Home_Page.html
www.state.sc.us/forest/refprice.htm
www.britishhardwood.co.uk/carpinus-betulus-hornbeam/91/

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tree-fusion bonsai competition? 8 years 11 months ago #7599

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I feel a bit silly asking but what is bare root material? I've never heard of the term. It still seems a bit pricey and will have to ship.

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