These are a few projects that carried over from last year that started as new projects.
These are the shohin pines I started this year from Ed Clark stock. I started the move forward at the Ted Matson workshop at Ed’s in March. This is what they look like since the cut back.
At the workshop
At the Workshop
The elm cuttings as planted
Today and after pruning.
This small trident at the beginning of the season with a layer mark at the bottom of the trunk. the tree was ground layered there and prepared for growing roots.
The spahgnum moss used to keep the roots cool just below the soil.
Some pictures around the tree. I have pretty even rootage around the tree, but I also have even spaced holes with no roots around the tree. I can see where roots are starting to emerge so that is good, and I can also see many roots that have grown straight down from the cut edge of the bark and are not easily seen. I had placed a wire around the top of the cut to help direct rootage outwards. It worked mostly.
I added more akadama to the collar and added an extra thickness of new moss around the trunk. The roots seem to emerge where the moss has pressure around the trunk. (Note to self) next time use a tie wrap to attach a ball of moss to trunk with pressure.