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Collecting Hawthorns

Post  Greg on Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:12 pm

A few photos from our last hawthorn yamadori hunting .

The silty sand collecting site gave us the opportunity to secure a good root/ soil ball.

The root ball immediatelly wrapped using a sticky self adhessive polythene naylon.

This type of polythene can withhold moisture and ofcourse the soil in place avoiding in this way any cutting of the fine roots.

Upon arrival at home the root ball unwraped and using a gently  water jet the soil removed from the roots.

thankfully we got plenty of fine roots, a good first step to success.

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Re: Collecting Hawthorns

Post  Savvas P. on Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:18 pm

Surely much more roots than the ones we got before Greg....hopefully you have some success this year with this species....Good trees there... thumbs up thumbs up


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Re: Collecting Hawthorns

Post  my nellie on Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:23 pm

Hello, Grigoris!
Long time no see.... Chinese say Very Happy
How are your hawthorns doing?

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Re: Collecting Hawthorns

Post  Greg on Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:13 pm

Hi Nellie,

Yes, long time see you, how are you? how is bonsai life?

Still in an experimental phase with hawthorns. We will need many years to come to master this species.
The collecting method showing herewith give a better survuval rate. These particular two hawthorns strungle to survive the hot summer.








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Re: Collecting Hawthorns

Post  my nellie on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:15 pm

Hot summers! We were discussing this same problem with other fellows on MyBonsai. Even though hawthorns are found in lower altitude they seem to suffer being confined in a container ...
Greg wrote:... ...Upon arrival at home the root ball unwraped and using a gently  water jet the soil removed from the roots.
I have long ago quit the jet washing of the roots either for collected trees or for nursery stock. Too much stress for the tree plus elimination of any mycorrhizal fungi useful for the recovery from transplant.
So, the learning process is always advancing Very Happy

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