Layer Gone Wild   Leave a comment

A layer I did earlier in the year was checked for progress. As I worked the moss down I could see some good callus. Problem is I kept seeing more and more callus. Once it was fully opened up I could see that the entire layer area was fully engulfed in tissue and had reconnected. This full reconnection is what keeps a layer from issuing roots.

 This view shows the huge growth of tissue bridging the gap. This is whare I made the cut for the upper portion. In hindsight I should have cut the lower cut lower, but that branch on the right is the part I wish to cut back to when I take the top off. That will be the leader for the bottom tree.

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In this photo, one can just make out the two wraps of wire I put on the upper cut to keep this from happening. Looks like I need larger wire?

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While I am still in the spring stage of growth, I will just clean up the growth and try again.

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All of the tissue is cut away in the hopes that it will now sprout right away.

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I will update here in a month or two to see if we do indeed have roots now.

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Posted May 19, 2013 by California Bonsai Art in Trident Techniques

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