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Japanese Maple 4 months 1 week ago #50219

The debate rolls on. :lol:

I like the idea of eliminating the bottom of the trunk by layering below the scar and then hollowing where the scar is. At any rate, worse case it dies and I start with something a bit more ready.
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Japanese Maple 4 months 1 week ago #50249

Auk wrote:
I agree that you disagree that I disagree that you like deadwood on deciduous. Obviously you like deadwood so I'm not disagreeing with you liking it.

I agree with that...^^

I disagree that it looks good on deciduous trees - and now I need to nuance that: it doesn't look good on many deciduous trees. On boxwood, it does work. On many others, I think it doesn't. And I am talking about deadwood, not hollow trees or uro's.

And I agree with this too! When I imagine deadwood on deciduous, I think about uros and hollowed out trunk, not Jins and sharis.
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Japanese Maple 4 months 1 week ago #50250

RootsandRocks wrote: The debate rolls on. :lol:

I like the idea of eliminating the bottom of the trunk by layering below the scar and then hollowing where the scar is. At any rate, worse case it dies and I start with something a bit more ready.


Sounds good :) I would do the top first to get a second tree, but this +1 year work so I understand you.
Try to find the best angle at the thickest part.
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Japanese Maple 4 months 1 week ago #50513

One more question for the experts here. Where do you think the graft was done? Deciding if I chop it, what I'll discover when it grows back.
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Japanese Maple 4 months 1 week ago #50519

RootsandRocks wrote: One more question for the experts here. Where do you think the graft was done? Deciding if I chop it, what I'll discover when it grows back.


I am not sure whether it was grafted. Hard to tell from the pictures you shared. Do you have a picture from the other side of the trunk? You normally see a change in bark colour/pattern/thickness. From the shown pictures there is very little bark visible, and most of it was grown over the scan and as such already different.
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Japanese Maple 4 months 6 days ago #50534

I'll snap a pic when I can, but I looked at the back and I don't see a change in bark unless I just don't have an eye for it. So, you may be right in that it may not be grafted. I just assumed it was because of the nasty scar, I'm not even sure how that scar happened.
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Japanese Maple 4 months 6 days ago #50536

I believe, if it’s grafted, here is the site:

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Japanese Maple 3 months 1 week ago #51289

Quick update for anyone interested. I figured nothing much to lose with this one. I air layered beneath the scar a while ago and now have some substantial roots coming out.
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Japanese Maple 3 months 1 week ago #51294

RootsandRocks wrote: Quick update for anyone interested. I figured nothing much to lose with this one. I air layered beneath the scar a while ago and now have some substantial roots coming out.


Cool!
Could you show us in a picture?
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Japanese Maple 3 months 1 week ago #51351

Sure thing, I didn't want to disturb the air layer too much for the pictures. So, I pulled back the plastic and took a few pictures so you can see.

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