Should I yamadori or should I go now?

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Should I yamadori or should I go now?

Post by ATangentTooFar »

Hi All,
I came across this Casuarina today and have the option to lift it with permission of course.
I’ve not had much experience with natives.

The base is about 7-10cm and I’ve not exposed the nebari to see what’s happening.
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I would assume it would be a trunk chop and keep only one of them?
However there is little movement to start with.

Any thoughts or maybe leave this one be.

Thanks all.
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Post by Paulneill »

It really doesn’t have much going for it mate. It would take 10 years to finish the trunk. And will have massive scars. I wouldn’t collect it. Something bushy that’s been repeatedly pruned would be better. People gardens are the best place for that.
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They do well after being dug, but instead of the big one I would dig several of the small ones nearby. They grow quite quickly in the right conditions, I've got several that are powering on after the initial slower start.
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Post by shibui »

Trees always look far better on site. After digging and potting I have often wondered what I saw in the first place and wondered why I wasted time.
If you are uncertain it is not good enough so leave it there and find something that has real potential.
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