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Some of you have been following the development of this Japanese maple. It took the brilliant red leaves were yesterday; we had plenty of sunshine here in Portland and did not last more than 1 1/2 weeks. But it was a beautiful fall.
In any case, the small trunk to the right, which was originally a airlayer of a branch of this tree-has grown well and feels good “locked” in the nebari. Nebari is bigger than it seems, only now covers with soil to establish the young trunk. I have been accumulating cake fertilizer near it to stimulate the fine absorbing roots are those that fuse into a solid mass with time. The upper roots were so active that they grew up on cakes. I had to cut literally out of fertilizer balls yesterday.
One of the drawbacks of this higher rate of fertilization is that the apex of the tree becomes stronger, so remove the leaves at the top of the tree during the growing season. A couple of years it will take before this tree is established again, but it was necessary for the force to fuse the smallest trunk. The roots were so active that the tree has grown almost half an inch into the pot as this spring.
that next year Repotting tree, and the two photos here show the new front I’m thinking for it. The change is subtle, but that little difference allows a bow to the trunk that supports the flow of the tree on the right. In addition, the branches are more interesting in this new vision, and the small trunk pushes the back … which is no textbook for a style of parent / child, but at least it is not a plane tree.
The small trunk is allowed to grow wild this year. Next year some light cables direct branches and a main leader will be selected.
This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2010/11/06/japanese-maple-once-again/