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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby NBPCA » January 24th, 2012, 1:10 pm

PaulC wrote:Hi Grant,

What a few weeks can do to a tree !!

The maple looks so much different now it is in full leaf, rather than when I saw it Christmas eve-eve.

I was fortunate enough to be at the collection late in the afternoon to see the graft being removed.

I think I have a few pics I took with you and the guys working on it while I was there.

Would it be ok If I posted them ?

Look forward seeing the collection again in a few days time.

Regards,


Paul C.


Hi Paul,

Hi. I remember your visit.

Yes you are welcome to post extra photos if you have them.

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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby NBPCA » May 29th, 2012, 3:26 pm

This tree has now had two succesful thread grafts in two years and has great autumn color as well.


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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby Matthew » May 29th, 2012, 3:34 pm

stunning tree grant :worship: you must be alittle behind with the protection inside the collection. All my trees are bare but a few elms now.
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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby NBPCA » May 29th, 2012, 3:48 pm

Matthew wrote:stunning tree grant :worship: you must be alittle behind with the protection inside the collection. All my trees are bare but a few elms now.


Hi Matt,

This tree, in comparison with our other japanese maples, grew so strongly this last year that it hung onto its leaves that were bright green until just a week ago and is now changing color with the very cold nights we are having.

I heard on the radio this morning that we are having the coldest May in 50 years.

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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby bodhidharma » May 29th, 2012, 3:50 pm

Matthew wrote: All my trees are bare but a few elms now.


As are mine. That has filled wonderfully Grant and congrats on the success of the grafts.
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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby NBPCA » May 29th, 2012, 3:53 pm

bodhidharma wrote:
Matthew wrote: All my trees are bare but a few elms now.


As are mine. That has filled wonderfully Grant and congrats on the success of the grafts.


Thanks,

Next year I will experiment with the partial defoliation method as described in the Maple Theory thread.

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Get working on the ineer buds as this tree now starts to mature.

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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby Luke308 » May 29th, 2012, 6:20 pm

Love it :clap:

It is maples of this quality that I aspire to own/create one day. If mine turn out half as good I will be a happy chappy :D Would this tree ever be up for sale? :whistle:
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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby Grant Bowie » May 29th, 2012, 6:29 pm

Luke308 wrote:Love it :clap:

It is maples of this quality that I aspire to own/create one day. If mine turn out half as good I will be a happy chappy :D Would this tree ever be up for sale? :whistle:


Hi Luke,

The tree is part of the national collection and so will be on display daily hopefully for hundreds of years to come but not for sale.

I am lucky that i get to work on these trees as part of my daily work

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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby NBPCA » June 1st, 2012, 1:50 pm

Here is a picture taken by Leigh. Not too bad; and the tree as well.

The tree will be at its peak colour wise over the weekend so if you are in Canberra I would recommend a visit just to see this tree.

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Re: Japanese maple thread

Postby NBPCA » February 21st, 2013, 2:24 pm

Hi all,

We had a visit today from the original artist of this Japanese maple
Original artist Pam with the Maple.JPG


She also discussed a Juniper with the current owner Jim
Jim and Pam discussing another of her trees.JPG


We are getting lots of visitation now at the new site.

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