Digging a couple of Sheoaks

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Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby JaseH » July 30th, 2015, 2:30 pm

After the recent discussion on collecting natives, thought I'd post up this mornings effort! I think I've been hanging around Josh too much! :shock:

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Yeah they're a bit big! But I'd only previously seen them from the car(they looked smaller) and all I had to do was rock up with the trailer and take them away. Not sure they'll survive or what I'll do with them if they do, but there they are :whistle:
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby Josh » July 30th, 2015, 2:38 pm

JaseH wrote:After the recent discussion on collecting natives, thought I'd post up this mornings effort! I think I've been hanging around Josh too much! :shock:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mate they are monsters. What an awesome opportunity. Whether they survive or not will have to wait and see but they have a better chance now than if you hadn't taken them.
Will love seeing these develop. Soooo how are you going to get them along to a workshop night :lost: :lol:

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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby Rory » July 30th, 2015, 2:47 pm

:o that's...... big. Wow, now whether it will make good stock or whether it survives or not is beside the point, A+ for effort and saving an otherwise goner.
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby Raymond » July 30th, 2015, 3:04 pm

did you get that shovel from Bunnings :?: :?: :lol:
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby time8theuniverse » July 30th, 2015, 3:11 pm

:o
:lost: Ambitious :lol: Always worth trying if all you need is a trailer. There could be some impressive carving in that trunk.
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby JaseH » July 30th, 2015, 3:12 pm

Josh wrote:Will love seeing these develop. Soooo how are you going to get them along to a workshop night :lost: :lol:


Not getting that far ahead yet Josh! LOL.. Not sure how these guys cope with collecting, especially at this size. They were in sandy soil and appear to have plenty of fine roots, so you never know. If they don't survive then at least I have some free firewood!

There were a bunch of similar ones just up the road from these 2 that got mulched a year or so ago, before I could find the right people to talk to. :( Those ones were much better, a lot smaller, nice character and taper - better suited to bonsai. Was a bit disappointed when I drove past and saw them gone. When it looked like these guys were going I decided to grab them anyway just in case they would be ok, they are a lot bigger than I'd anticipated though!

Raymond wrote:did you get that shovel from Bunnings :?: :?: :lol:


I highly recommend them for yamadori collecting :tu2:
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby fossil finder » July 30th, 2015, 3:50 pm

Way to go! [FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND COLD SWEAT]Are they littoris? Looks like plenty of branches to work with anyway. If they don't make it consider using the timber despite the size as the grain is very attractive...used in wood turning etc.
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby Jarad » July 30th, 2015, 4:34 pm

Now they are some decent tree! Good luck finding a clay pot :fc:

What did you tell your wife? :lol:
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby matlea » July 30th, 2015, 7:10 pm

Bonsai fever!! :) hope they pull through!
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby Elmar » July 30th, 2015, 7:58 pm

Holy Grail, Jase,
Those are amazing! Wouldn't know where you'd go from here but, like you said, they gotta survive first...
Then I'd guess you have to develop your 'Carving'skills and may be import a couple of those monstrous pots from China or Vietnam ... Plop them on them from lawn
Looking forwards to what you'll do with them.



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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby Pearcy001 » July 30th, 2015, 8:06 pm

How many bottles of Seasol did you go through today Jase haha. You're going to need a sponsorship from them to keep the supply up :P
Some mighty beasts you have there, well done getting them home.
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby Ryceman3 » July 30th, 2015, 8:47 pm

Looks like the kids lost their sand pit!
Nothing ventured nothing gained... I too was thinking Littoralis which for some reason I tend to have less trouble with in Melb than say Torulosa so I like your chances :fc: ... Where to from here though - looking forward to finding out. Good luck...
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby Brian » July 31st, 2015, 8:51 am

I hope you keep us all posted on their progress. Good luck with them.
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby marcela » July 31st, 2015, 10:38 pm

Geez Jason, is that what we need to do to get you to come along to our digs?? :lol: Not sure we could get one of those 'SPADES' in Yea!!
It will be interesting to see how they go and see their progression. :fc:
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Re: Digging a couple of Sheoaks

Postby Webos » August 1st, 2015, 8:26 pm

Good chance for those who know casuarina to chime in and let us know what care a casuarina responds well to.
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