My first Trident Maple

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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby banong » October 10th, 2017, 12:20 am

benbonsai wrote:I would suggest a larger grow pot and planting it on a paver or something so the roots grow outwards.

I did root prune and repot over the winter. This might have to wait for next season.
This Trident has copped a lot already.
May consider planting in colander and foam box. Thanks for the tip.


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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby banong » October 10th, 2017, 12:26 am

Thought I'd try a some of the cuttings.
I like the look of this one, I've reduced the canopy quite hard but have I still left too much foliage on?

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I think I've left most branches at 2 leaves



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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby Boics » October 10th, 2017, 10:31 am

Personally I'd remove a whole lot more leaves and branches and make sure you leave this in a shaded location out of direct sun.
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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby banong » October 10th, 2017, 12:22 pm

Thank you Boics, will reduce foliage later today.
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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby bunce » October 10th, 2017, 2:36 pm

banong wrote:I'm thinking leaving it in shaded position for a week to let tree recover


nah full sun to encourage it to bud. Shading a tree is for when its roots are damaged. Sun is for trees with strong roots and no leaves.
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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby banong » October 10th, 2017, 3:08 pm

bunce wrote:
banong wrote:I'm thinking leaving it in shaded position for a week to let tree recover


nah full sun to encourage it to bud. Shading a tree is for when its roots are damaged. Sun is for trees with strong roots and no leaves.


ok, full sun for my trunk chop and shade for my cuttings and reduce foliage tonight.
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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby Boics » October 10th, 2017, 7:58 pm

Correct.
My advice was in relation to your cutting.
Full sun for the base.
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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby banong » October 21st, 2017, 10:27 am

Great news. There are buds are coming out!

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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby Theodore » October 21st, 2017, 4:40 pm

Don’t get too excited yet. This could just be from stored energy in the trunk.
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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby Beano » October 21st, 2017, 6:06 pm

That’s the base though so it should be fine
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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby Theodore » October 21st, 2017, 7:56 pm

My bad! Scrub that last comment. I thought it was the big cutting!
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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby kcpoole » October 21st, 2017, 8:29 pm

I love it when it works as planned :yes:

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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby banong » July 9th, 2018, 5:30 pm

Just a late update

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Back in May I’ve noticed the trunk splitting

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After bringing my tree into class we’ve confirmed there is dieback on maybe 1/8 of the trunk

I may have done trunk chop too early here and did not let leaves harden before chopping = lesson learnt

Ideas of cutting to the live vein to let tree role over were discussed

But I’ve purchased and received a few whips from Shibui which may get me to try my first grafting project

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Re: My first Trident Maple

Postby Boics » July 9th, 2018, 7:18 pm

Cool.

Good to see some budding.
How did the "cutting" go?
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