[A Forest Tale] Keels - Casuarina Cunninghamiana

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Re: [A Forest Tale] Keels - Casuarina Cunninghamiana

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Natives really start drinking at this time of the year. Nothing to do with CoVid… they’re just building so good to make sure they have access to moisture. Nice growth!
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Very impressive growth, congrats.
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Quick update on the forest. I haven't done a lot. Two months ago i chopped the tops off all but the slowest growing trees. I felt that i needed more options and i think I've received some now :D
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I've also picked the pot i want to use. It a nice low rectangle pot. Might be a struggle to get the forest in but thats the risk I'm willing to take.
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The pot has a nice earthy look to it. I think it will work :lost:
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Now i just need to figure out when to repot so i have time for it too settle for the competition end date. :tu:
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Like the pot, it should work well.
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Yes, that pot is a beauty!


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The forest has been growing like crazy since the last update. I can see a tonne of roots in the bottom colander.
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I've got some branch options to work with now too
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I still feel that the trunks are very small and thin still. I don't think I can get fatter trunks and a forest looking design by the end of the comp, if I continue to push for bigger trunks. :lost:

I think once this comp is over I will grow the trunks out for a few more years.

Anyway keen to hear how other forest comp entries are going too :D
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